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Shikwari Game Reserve

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Lodge / Country Houses - 6 Shikwari Rooms, 1 Wild Fig Family Suite
TGCSA 4 Star
Weddings & banquets
Children 10+
Free WiFi
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The location is ideal – literally off the R36 near Hoedspruit. I drove into the private reserve and in minutes I was at the lodge sipping coffee on the colonial verandah, gazing up at the towering Drakensberg mountains that form part of the Blyde River Canyon. Small and intimate with 6 secluded, private rooms and a convenient family suite.

Renee, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer

ABOUT Shikwari Game Reserve

Shikwari is set on a plains game reserve below a mountainous escarpment, near Blyde River Canyon and Kruger Park. It boasts giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, impala, nyala, waterbuck, duiker, Black Backed jackal, ostrich and many more, plus a variety of birds, including raptors and owls. Owner-managed by the Lawrie family, with majestic views of the Drakensburg Mountains in an intimate bush setting.

Six luxury thatched suites are tucked into the natural bush and connected to the main building by pathways. Offering total privacy, each has a private bathroom and outdoor shower. There is a sitting area plus a small patio where one can view game and birds. The Hospitality Tray offers fresh ground coffee, a French press, a choice of quality teas, as well as Shikwari’s homemade cookies A mini fridge may be stocked on request. There is also a turndown service available, complete with Shikwari’s homemade nougat.

The separate main lodge with cathedral-like thatch offers a bar, lounge and dining room. Relax on the shady lodge veranda taking in the amazing view & cool off in the pool with an amazing view.

Caring staff give a home from home feeling and friendly relaxed service. Cuisine is a celebration of South Africa and its different cultures and is served under thatch or beneath the stars on the wood deck boma. A 2-course dinner with homemade bread and dips is served to all guests at 7:30pm daily and a full breakfast awaits you each morning.

Many activities and guided game drives are available at the lodge and to a private Big 5 reserve nearby. Close to Kruger Park, The Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon attractions, plus many other sightseeing options.

Children welcome: 5yrs -12yrs old are accommodated with parents at 50% of the adult sharing rate. Teens 13 -18yrs accommodated at 100% of the adult sharing rate in own room or with one other adult and/or two younger siblings. NOTE: There is no capacity for extra adults in the suites.

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SPECIAL OFFERS

Head to the bush for less!

Receive a 20% discount for a 2-night stay and a 30% discount for a 5-night stay on a DBB basis. Special applies to all stays between now and 31 January 2021.

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ROOMS

Baobab
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 1,999.00 p/p sharing Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Wild Fig Family Room
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 1,999.00 p/p sharing Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Jackalberry
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 1,999.00 p/p sharing
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Leadwood
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 1,999.00 p/p sharing
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Marula
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 1,999.00 p/p sharing
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Knobthorn
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
From R 1,999.00 p/p sharing Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:30

Check-out: 09:30

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

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DIRECTIONS & MAP

Directions:

From Johannesburg:

  • Traveling by car from Johannesburg is 5 hours at legal driving speeds.
  • This speed is 120km on the highway unless otherwise stated on road signs.
  • Take the N1 to Centurion and Pretoria then the N4 to Witbank....See further direction from Pretoria.
From Pretoria:


  • Take the N4 to Witbank Exit 142 continue on the highway after Witbank you will drive about 90kms and get off at the Belfast off ramp; turn left and go through Belfast- (R33/R540).
  • Turn Left into Belfast, onto Vermooten Street and past the “Spar Supermarket” on right and after the second cross road passing the Shell Garage continue past the Spar supermarket at the next crossroad onto Voortrekker Street and continue straight to Dullstroom on the R540 to Dullstroom taking the R36 go straight through this town and head for Lydenburg 112kms.
  • You will come to a T-Junction take the left turning into Lydenburg turn left at the second traffic light this road takes bend to the right continue on this road to Ohrigstad (R36).
  • After Ohrigstad you will travel past the turning to Burgersfort on the left and the turnings to Pilgrims Rest & Graskop on the right continue on rising over the Abel Erasmus Pass, through settlements and into the J G Strydom Tunnel, we are 8kms after this on the right hand side. Please press the reception button and give your name and booking for entry.
From Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit:


  • From the airport gate turn right and continue to the T-Junction.
  • At this Junction turn right continue for approximately 7kms you will come to a 4-way stop in Hoedspruit, at this stop turn left, continue through Hoedspruit and keep on this road for approximately 36kms you will then pass a road on your right, with a service station on the corner, to Tzaneen, go past this and continue for +/- 3kms.
  • The lodge gates are on your left opposite a fruit stall. Please press the reception button and give your name.
Directions from the R40 and Timbavati, Thornybush and Southern Reserves:


  • Head straight on the Argyle road on the way out of the Timbavati until you get to a T-junction turn right onto the R40.
  • Turn left in to Hoedspruit (R527) towards the beautiful escarpment and mountains in front of you.
  • Carry on this road for approximately 38 kilometres and we are on the right, black entrance wall and large tree.
  • Please press reception button and give name for entry.