Stayed at this lodge recently and loved the understated sophistication and impeccable service. The tranquility is amazing and the environment feels very safe.
The food was good home cooking, but deliciously so.
The only problem is that the local tourism industry in the area doesn't appear to be jacked up at all, and we struggled to find anything to see or do.
You can visit local craftspeople at their homes, but this entails driving over some very rough offroad terrain so a 4x4 is pretty much mandatory.
If you want to get away from the city bustle, and you have time to travel, this lodge comes recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shiluvari Lodge is set on the Banks of the Albasini Dam and overlooks the picturesque Soutpansberg Mountains...the cool, thatched chalets form the perfect base from which to explore 'this land of legend'. On site facilities include the award winning wood-owl country restaurant, the Hog & hound pub and fireplace, wrap-around al-fresco terrace, lakeside swimming pool and motorized raft for sunset cruises. One of the first properties worldwide to be accreddited with the FTTSA trademark (Fair trade and tourism south africa) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shiluvari Lakeside Hotel