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Shikwari Game Reserve
Reviewed 20 May 2011

The lead wood fire was lit and embers ready by the time I got back with provisions to grill. Great night by the fire under the open stars which were as bright as De Kelders. Bed good, quite place with only the noise of nature outside the door including the buffalo. Excellent place to start the tour of Blythe and had great recommendations on 2 other lookout drives, way up there in the mountains!

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Reviewed 29 December 2010

We slept for 3 nights. On our arrival we were welcome by the owner Sue Lawrie who showed us our thached and cool rooms at the Pangolin bush camp. The staff is helpfull and go exstra miles to make you enjoy your stay. Most of our times we were not at the lodge to visit the potholes, gods window and go for a boat trip at swadini. On our second day we came late at 20H30 from our tour but we found the security guard waiting for us. Anne the owners doughter invited us for drinks at the bar in the main lodge but unfortunately we we tired and went to sleep. On the last day we went for a game drive within the lodge but we spoted the waterbuck, eland and wildebees. At night we had a braai at the boma and went to sleep. During the night we listen to the sound of wild animals and the jackal will come visit the lodge. Next time i will bring the whole family with me. From Irene Mazibuko, Gauteng Springs.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017
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Room Tip: alle Zimmer sind jeweils in einem eigenen kleinen Rundhaus - mit kleiner Terrasse. somit ist jeder s...
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 May 2016
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Stayed: April 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 December 2013
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shikwari Game Reserve

Address: R36 J.G. Strydom Tunnel Road, | Valley of Olifants, Mopani District,, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range: £69 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shikwari Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shikwari Game Reserve Owner-managed by the Lawrie family and offering two camps on a plains game reserve situated in the North Eastern Limpopo below the escarpment with majestic views of the Northern Drakensburg Mountains, The reserve offer view of plain game with walks or drives. Shikwari with cathedral-like thatch roof; offers a fully licensed bar, lounge and dining room which is also open to our Pangolin self- catering guests for meals .These should be booked with accommodation or 24hrs ahead .Also to use the free Wi-Fi during the day Shikwari Suites 4 star graded Regret No children under 10yrs. Five affordable luxury thatched suites a family suite with two rooms, tucked away in the natural bush are decorated with colonial style furniture and luxurious textiles. Relax in the lounge or on the open veranda taking in the view and cool off in the tranquil pool. Caring staff offer friendly relaxed service in amazing bush surroundings. The 3 course Dinner plus Buffet Continental and Plated English Breakfast included in the rate is served al fresco, weather permitting, either on our deck boma or on the large veranda at the front of the lodge or in the dining room if the weather is inclement. The suites offer a choice of King or Twin beds both made up with fine percale linen. Each suite that accommodates 2 adults & 2 children age 10 – 12yrs and has a private bathroom with outdoor shower and sitting area plus a small patio. The Wild Fig Family Suite with separate room for children 10 – 12yrs on bunk beds. Pangolin Rondavels - Self Catering Children welcome 2-12yrs. This rustic comfortable camp is separate from the Shikwari Suites; offering 4 Traditional thatched round rooms with a choice of King or Twin beds; known as "rondavels" and may be booked either individually or as a whole for a family get together or a group of friends giving complete exclusivity Two of the rooms now have a "Bush Bathroom" (Toilet & Basin in covered area and outdoor shower. The remaining tow share a full bathroom with outdoor shower. All bathroom have bespoke toiletries and towels are supplied in the rooms. In the garden there is a pool and a boma for braai’s shared between the four rondavels. All the other amenities are shared such at the fully equipped kitchen and lounge with premium DSTV. Are shared between the rondavels. For free WiFi guest are able to go up to the Shikwari Suites camp to catch up with emails, friends and family. For meals booking must be made and paid for with the lodge in advance of 24hrs or with accommodation. Please note that not all the amenities mention are available at both camps. It is best to inquire before booking. Guided trips are conducted from the reserve to many sightseeing opportunities and to Kruger National Park. These are extra to the room rate as are the bar costs. ... more   less 
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