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Shikwari Nature Reserve

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R36 JG Strydom / Lydenburg Tunnel Road Valley of Olifants, Mopani District, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 25/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Shikwari Nature Reserve
Updated 25/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#17 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Hoedspruit
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Shikwari Nature Reserve There are two camps on the reserve which is close to Kruger Park & the Panorama Route. The reserve has Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Kudu, Impala, Nyala, Waterbuck, Bush Buck, Duiker. Steenbok & Ostrich plus many birds. Enjoy friendly relaxed service in amazing surroundings. Dinner & full Breakfast is offered; usually served al fresco on the veranda or deck boma. Enjoy friendly service in amazing surroundings. PLEASE NOTE:None of the rooms have WiFi or TV's. The Shikwari Suites lounge has Premium DSTV & Free WI-FI. Shikwari Suites TGCSA 4 Star Rated Camp offers a fully licensed bar & pool. Relax on the shady lodge veranda taking in the amazing view. This camp offers Dinner Bed & Breakfast or a self catering option with private chef when taking the whole camp for a group of 6 - 12 guests. Please inquire for rates. Six luxury thatched suites are tucked into the natural bush; with private bathrooms & outdoor showers, a small patio & decorated with stylish furniture, a mini fridge stocked on request & choice of beds with percale linen. Enjoy the Hospitality Tray with fresh ground coffee, French coffee press, a choice of quality teas & homemade cookies. There is also a Turndown service with homemade sweets and a paid laundry service. BUDGET CAMP - Pangolin Rondavels A comfortable budget option camp. This camp offer B&B or Half Board. There are 4 traditional thatched rondavels consisting of 2 rondavels with a “Bush Bathroom” - outdoor shower, covered toilet & basin plus 2 rondavels who share a separately built bathroom & outdoor shower. Beds offer percale linen & towels are supplied. All rooms have a wardrobe, seating, & hospitality trays with kettle, milk, coffee & teas & ceiling fans. A boma is available for braais; guests need to bring their own braai tools, tableware & charcoal. The Kitchenette only has a gas hob & electric oven plus a wash up area. There is a pool to cool off in after a day's sightseeing.. The Breakfast and/or the Dinner especially prepared for guests; depending on the meal option booked is taken at the main Shikwari Suites Camp. Activities. Guided Game drives are available from lodge for trips to Kruger Park with a FGASA guide in an open game vehicle. The reserve is also close many other exciting day trips such as the Panorama Route & the Graskop Gorge Lift & Forest board walk. Blyde boat cruise, Jessica Hippo, Moholoholo & Echo Caves plus some exciting adventure options such as quad biking, paintball and abseiling. Please note: We are unable to accept Day Visitors. Child Rules: Children welcome - 5yrs -12yrs old are accommodated 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 2 younger siblings. This applies to both camps. Guests will be required to complete a Covid Registration, and supply their SA ID document or Passport for all guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Boating
Hiking
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Banquet room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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English, Afrikaans

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R36 JG Strydom / Lydenburg Tunnel Road Valley of Olifants, Mopani District, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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moyanamatsie wrote a review Dec 2021
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The place is so refreshing. Good value for money. The breakfast was on point. The staff is so friendly. I loved taking a walk in the morning right inside the bush and the view was perfect. So peaceful we enjoyed my stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Sue Lawrie, Other at Shikwari Nature Reserve
Responded 2 weeks ago
We enjoyed having you stay & hope to see you visit again in the near future.
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Mpumza M wrote a review Nov 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
The place is all good when u need to relax with Nature but the room and common tv and kitchen had spider webs all over and not clean love the idea of outdoor shower but they must make an alternative for rainy and thunderstorm weather. They must give guest remote for the gate because when u get in or out u need to buzz the reception always what if we want to go out n come back round about 2am we have to wake them up to open the gate for us. The host was very nice
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Sue Lawrie, Other at Shikwari Nature Reserve
Responded 8 Dec 2021
Thank you for your review 1.At the budget Pangolin Camp no TV or WiFi is offered.Yhat is why it is budget. There is Premium DSTV & WiFi at our luxury lodge,as was explained to you and offered for your use at our main lounge. This is on all info on all websites and not hidden. 2 Remotes will never be given to guests, this is for our security & your. We do not run a 24hr reception due to the nature of our business.Most guests are going to bed early to go on game drive into Kruger an other amazing sightseeing options. Nature reserves are for Nature lovers not for those looking for a party. 3.Spiders & web are a fact of living in the bush and a much as we chase the away they will be back. As you can see a stay at a Nature Reserve is Very different to staying in a hotel in town. There is no entertainment in the area, no clubs & most restaurants close by 10:30.
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Tryphord M wrote a review Oct 2021
Midrand, South Africa4 contributions
No TV and WIFI and you have to get WiFi and TV at the reception and to me a lodge like that need proper WiFi and also the room need to be properly cleaned before individuals check in. It is a nice place
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Sue Lawrie, Other at Shikwari Nature Reserve
Responded 18 Oct 2021
Hi Tryphord, I am wondering why you are giving a review 3 weeks after your stay. Maybe you forgot that you said you enjoyed your stay ! When you booked I pacifically explained that the budget Pangolin Rondavels had No TV's & No WiFi but that you could come to the ShikwariSuites lounge to watch TV & get WiFi. Saying it's in "Reception" is totally incorrect. We don't have a reception only a lounge, bar & inside dining area. All room are personally checked by us. your room was spotless and was cleaned daily and we personally checked you in and I checked again. Not sure why you would say that. I also check with all guests at breakfast that they are happy with their room. I had no complaints from yourself. If a guest it not happy we would prefer to have the opportunity to fix the problem rather than they keep quiet.
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Explore13991390683 wrote a review Jun 2021
Sandton, South Africa1 contribution
Sue and her small team made our trip very favourable! From the communication leading up to the trip and the experience itself, it was lovely! Attention to detail was a big plus. The room was clean and made up everyday, which was appreciated. Breakfast and dinner were included, and I liked the options of both English and continental breakfasts. The location is about 35kms from the nearest town, not too bad. The outside shower was a treat! The kids enjoyed the pool. My best memory was Sue personally making my son a birthday cake on the Sunday of his birthday!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Sue Lawrie, Other at Shikwari Nature Reserve
Responded 25 Jun 2021
Thankyou for your valued review.We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope the you will visit again in the near future.
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Tshilidzi Motau wrote a review Jun 2021
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What a great place. Great souls. A place to let down all and feel selfless. Both be and my fiance were reminded and agreed that we are all just animals. Thank you Sue (Its amazing how food taste different when you put in a little of your love) Thank you Anne (Hospitality with more artistic TLC custom to client) Thanks to the caring stuff (Quick respons, patience and on point hygiene) Thanks to Sue's husband (how did he get all those wild animals to like him?) God bless You
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sue Lawrie, Other at Shikwari Nature Reserve
Responded 15 Jun 2021
The much for your valued review. It so appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Be safe & keep well.
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US$61 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Shikwari Game Reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shikwari Nature Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Shikwari Nature Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Abel Erasmus Pass (7.1 km) and JG Strijdom Tunnel (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shikwari Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Shikwari Nature Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shikwari Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Shikwari Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shikwari Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Shikwari Nature Reserve have airport transportation?
Yes, Shikwari Nature Reserve offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shikwari Nature Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.