South African Lodges
R36 Lydenburg/Tunnel Road
Valley of Olifants
Limpopo Province
South Africa
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Current Specials

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Shikwari Game Reserve Reviews & Information

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The four-star Shikwari Game Reserve is located in the beautiful Northern Drakensberg Mountains in the Limpopo Lowveld and is approximately 34 km from Hoedspruit. The Lodge is also a short distance away from the famous Kruger National Park where guests can enjoy 'Big Five' game viewings as well as exploring the two million hectares of the stunning bushveld.

Another site for guests to enjoy is the Blyde River Canyon, which is around a 73 km drive away. Here, one can go on a boat trip along the dam and experience the nature of the falls itself as well as the crocodiles and hippos that habitat here.

While at the Lodge, guests can sit back and relax around the tranquil plunge as well as sampling a book from the on-site library. The Lodge also provides a bar and restaurant area that is available daily for breakfast and lunch. However, this Lodge does not allow children under ten years old to stay but guests were travelling with kids from 10-13 years can be accommodated in a Family Room which consists of a Queen sized bed & Bunkbeds.

The Lodge offers five Suites that can accommodate a maximum of two guests in each. Each suite is individually decorated and includes an en-suite bathroom as well as an outdoor shower. Guests can also request a fully stocked mini bar depending on their personal preference.

Standard Chalet features:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Outdoor shower
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Viewing deck
  • Mini Bar ( on request ).


Guests can experience a variety of different dining options during their stay such as a traditional South African Braai (barbeque) which is set on the main outside deck. The braai will consist of individual tables placed around the fire where guests can experience a night under the stars and hear the unique sounds of Africa.

The cuisine at the Lodge has a distinctive South African flavour however it also has a touch of Italian and French flair. Guests can sample some of South Africas favourite dishes such as; Durban Curries, Bobotie, Karoo Lamb, Koeksüsters and Malva Pudding, which can be paired with the well-selected estate wines that are personally tested by the owners to match any meal.

Facilities and Services

The outdoor swimming pool offers a great place to relax during warm afternoons and in between game drives and other sightseeing tours.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available for guests staying at the lodge as well as outdoor meals around the boma depending on the weather.

Facilities and services:

  • Dining venues
  • Boma & outdoor fireplace
  • Bar
  • Lounge and reading area
  • Swimming pool
  • Housekeeping
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Game drives.

Activities & Tours

Due to the perfect location of the Lodge, guests can take part in a wide range of activities that are situated close by, from making a scenic and relaxing drive through the Panorama Route or from exploring the magnificent animals in the Kruger National Park, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


  • Water Rafting
  • Horse trails
  • Quad biking
  • Elephant rides
  • Abseiling
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Big Five game viewing in Kruger National Park
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre for Animals
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • Khamai Reptile Park
  • Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • God’s Window
  • The Blyde River Canyon & Panorama Route
  • Pilgrims Rest.

Distances to the Lodge

The Lodge can be accessed easily by both road transfer, and air as Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport is only 41 km away from the Lodge.


  • Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport = 41 km away
  • Nelspruit Airport = 194 km away
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport = 397 km away.

Below detailed information about the Shikwari Game Reserve is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Bathrobe
  • Bedside table
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck
  • Writing desk

Nearby attractions and activities
  • Game drives in the Kruger National Park
  • Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes - God’s Window and various waterfalls
  • Bombyx Silk Farm
  • The Blyde River Canyon & Panorama Route
  • Pilgrims Rest 
  • Meet Jessica the Hippo.

  • Bar
  • Boma
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor shower
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tours & Transfers on Request

Available Rooms

Shikwari Baobab

# Rooms:
Single Room R2370
Double Room R3160

Shikwari Jackalberry

# Rooms:
Single Room R2370
Double Room R3160

Shikwari Leadwood

# Rooms:
Single Room R2370
Double Room R3160

Shikwari Marula

# Rooms:

The Lodge has five Suites which can be either king or twin bedded rooms depending on the guests preference. All rooms provide en-suite bathrooms as well as outdoor showers, allowing guests to enjoy a true African experience.


Room Amenities:

  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Outdoor shower
Single Room R2370
Double Room R3160

Shikwari Wild Fig - Fam.

The Lodge has five Suites which can be either king or twin bedded rooms depending on the guests preference. All rooms provide en-suite bathrooms as well as outdoor showers, allowing guests to enjoy a true African experience.


Room Amenities:

  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Outdoor shower
Single Room R2370
Double Room R3160

Shikwari Knobthorn

Single Room R2370
Double Room R3160

Shikwari Game Reserve Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay 4 pay 3 special valid 1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019.

Enjoy 4 nights at Shikwari Game Lodge exploring sights and Wildlife. 

Package rate: R 8,800.00 per person sharing for 4 nights.

Included in the rate:

  • 4 Nights accommodation
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Resident FGASA Guide
  • Visit to Jessica Hippo
  • Blyde Boat Cruise
  • Full Day Panorama
  • Full Day Kruger Safari

Excluded from the rate:

  • Beverages and drinks
  • Vehicle Hire (4 pax or more)
  • Transfers from Eastgate Airport

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019
  • This is a 4 night package
  • Subject to availability
  • Free night is already included in the price

Shikwari Game Reserve 3 night package for R7,245.00 per person sharing (until 30 April 2018) and R8,055.00 per person sharing (1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019).

Your itinerary would look as follows:

Day 1:

  • Collection by guide from Airport (not included in the price - additional charge)
  • Lunch at nearby cafe
  • Visit Jessica Hippo on the way to the lodge
  • Arrive at lodge around 15:30 pm
  • Unpack & freshen up
  • Relax around the pool with welcome drinks
  • Rest and enjoy lodge
  • 7:30 pm A delicious 3-course dinner

Day 2:

  • Very Early Start – Depends on time of year.
  • Full Day Kruger Park Safari with Guide, Bush Breakfast and bottled water.
  • Lunch
  • Return for Dinner.

Day 3:

  • Full day visit to The Panorama (Upper view of Blyde River Canyon) see God’s Window, The View, Burkes Pothole, Three Rondavels and many wonderful Waterfalls. (*May be done on route to lodge on the first day, see info above)
  • Lunch in Graskop explore shops then back to Lodge for Sundowners & Dinner

Day 4:

  • Leisurely Breakfast and transfer to airport. (airport transfer not included in the price, additional charge applies)

This package is available until 30 April 2019 for a 3 night stay.

Included in the rate:

  • Full Board
  • Visit to Jessica Hippo,
  • Full day exploring The Panorama
  • Full day Kruger Park

Excluded from the rate:

  • Return Transfers from Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit (R800.00 per person; subject to change)
  • Return Transfer from KMIA in Nelspruit * NB this is a 4hr  journey (R1,600.00 per person; subject to change)
  • Drinks from the bar or on tour.
  • Curios
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Air Flights
  • Car/Vehicle Hire – THIS IS ONLY NEEDED FOR 4 OR MORE GUESTS. Needs to be booked well ahead of time.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for a 3 night stay
  • Valid until 30 April 2018 and 1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019
  • Subject to availability

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.401246

Longitude: 30.651071


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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