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jhb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FYI: stay stay was from the 28th-30th October, please advise your customers honestly regarding activity prices. especially game drives that cost way less than you guys offer, your prices are a total reap-off .

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Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Average Service, I am not sure which game drive you are referring to but we get a discount from the supplier and then we add our cut. I should be no more than what the supplier is charging. Sometime we add more is our guide is accompanying you to cover the vehicle and guide cost. We are definitely not...

Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The place was nice, roads are a bit rough if you travel with a normal car like a polo... The rondavels are great but it gets hot to quick. the surrounding bush area made it very lovely. just one thing that was not a great experience is the sharing of a bathroom with the other rondavels, sharing an outside shower...

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Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your constructive criticism, we value your comments. Thank you for your comments on service We are slowly upgrading Pangolin Rondavels.Fridge/freezer were added a while ago and more recently a tea/coffee tray. The Hornbill Rondavel now has an adjacent "Bush Bathroom" (outdoor shower and covered toilet & basin) and is accessed through a door to a...

Sasolburg, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went to Shikwari for our honeymoon. we where treated as royalty. the food was amazing. the rooms was alway neat and tidy. they realy went out of there way to spoil us and to help us when needed.The wild game walking in the park is truely remarkable

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Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi, So glad that we aced your Honeymoon wishes. We hope to see you again in the near future. Regards Sue

Johannesburg
Reviewed 26 June 2016

A family run lodge with great service, food was excellent and a very relaxing stay. Pretty setting nice and central lodge. Only issues were is that unfortunately u get a bit of a highway sound, not complete bush sounds, whether this was our unit, unit 1, I can't say. Also don't let the staff book your activities and pay for...

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Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi, I am amazed that our staff are taking a fee for phone calls. We do, do the booking for activities but the price is the same as we are quote with a discount and then add the discount to bring it up to the rate the supplier charges. I do appologise if the account was incorrect. Regards Sue.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this place and nearby surrounds. Well run private game reserve, personal touch to everything. We bought the groupon special and was well worth it. All meals had a personal touch, in house chef mum and daughter always cater for your dietary needs and provides individual plated meals for you. As much as we all love a TV...

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Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2016

A nice peaceful spot with comfortable rooms, fun outdoor shower, great food. A pity about the shebeen music and traffic noise on the one night. Great to have real ground coffee in the room. We enjoyed the personal touch when each table was layed for us in a different place. The petals on the morning of our anniversary were very...

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magnola, General Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Mr & Mrs Vikash & Hasheena Parsotam, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you had a great time at Shikwari. We have sent many complaint out to police about the shebeen music, this happens once at end of every month only till 10pm, it was alot worse in the passed but...

jhb
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The overall lodge is very good , very good value for money , i like staying there , good surroundings .The staff is friendly , the food is excellent . The venue is situated below the escarpment , very beautiful view of the mountains

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magnola, Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Braam, Thank You for Your Patronage! Dear Ms. Morrison: I just wanted you to know that we truly enjoy you staying at Shikwari with us and we feel honored to be your chosen place to stay for your business trips. Your business is much appreciated, and we will do our very best to continue to meet your needs. Your...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The lodge has a fantastic aura and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great place to stay whether you are looking to get some much needed relaxation or to get savour the surrounding areas where there is no lack of activities one can partake in! Thank you Anne, Noel et al!!

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magnola, General Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Mr Mgcini Gumbo Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The importance to use your scene of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch which brings an aura and relaxing feeling to our lodge, it was a pleasure to spoil you and it was wonderful to have you stay at our lodge we hope to see you...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We had a wonderful stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was a lot of attention to detail, we were really spoilt. The food was great and when we got back to our room in the evening we had a candle lite bath ready for us. My only gripe was that for about 2 hours after we arrived...

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magnola, General Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Ms Chantelle & Trevor Omerod Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful stay. I am glad to know our staff were very friendly and helpful. We love attention to detail and we love to spoil our guests too. I am so happy to hear you love my food I...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The drive up to the lodge didn't seemed to be regularly maintained. Was very difficult to negotiate. The food quality was poor and the evening meal table didn't have sufficient lighting, so difficult to see what you were eating The outside shower was lovely but the drain was blocked so it overflowed and flooded surrounding area For the price we...

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magnola, General Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Mr & Mrs Browne, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at Shikwari main lodge. We have fix the outdoor shower sometimes the leaves get stuck during autumn even if we sweep everyday. We use console solar jars for fire safety reasons and for romantic ambient lighting, if you had just let us know we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shikwari is owner-managed and set on a plains game reserve with two very different camps situated in the North Eastern Limpopo below the escarpment with majestic views of the Drakensburg Mountains, on a wildlife reserve.Shikwari Bush Lodge accommodates 10 guests in five thatched suites & Pangolin Bush Camp accommodates 8 guests in 4 rondavels. Guest come here to relax and take in the sounds of the bush. Please note we are not a resort with lots of activities on the property. SHIKWARI BUSH luxury thatched suites; each suite is tucked away in the bush are decorated with colonial style furniture and luxurious textiles. Each suite has Air-con and Ceiling Fans. Relax on the open veranda at the main public area, take in the view and cool off in the tranquil plunge pool. Caring staff give a home from home feeling; offering friendly relaxed service in amazing surroundings The suites offer a choice of King or Twin beds both made up with fine percale linen. Each suite that accommodates 2 adults has a private bathroom and outdoor shower and sitting area plus a small patio. Newly built is our Wild Fig Family room with separate room for children 10 - 13yrs on bunk beds. Included in the luxury accommodation is a delicious 3 course Dinner and full Continental & English Breakfast . Cuisine is a celebration of South Africa and its different cultures and always served with love. Our separate main lodge at Shikwari with cathedral-like thatch roof; offers a bar, lounge and dining room and wifi in the main areas. This is also open to Pangolin guests when booked for meals which should be booked with accommodation and to access the WiFi during certain times of the day. PANGOLIN BUSH CAMP - is a comfortable rustic self-catering camp with 4 rondavels WITH NO PRIVATE BATHROOMS. Children of all ages are welcome here. Shared between the 4 rondavels there is a large shared family bathroom & outdoor shower, extra toilet and basin, shared by all four rondavels all have ceiling fans only, no AIRcon. There is also fully equipped kitchen and lounge with premium DSTV. In the garden there is a pool and a boma for braai's also shared.This rustic camp can be booked as a whole for a family get together or a group of friends giving complete exclusivity. NO FOOD IS OFFERED AT THIS CAMP. GUEST NEED TO BOOK AT OUR LUXURY LODGE FOR DINNER AND/OR BREAKFAST IF REQUIRED. THIS IS AT AN EXTRA CHARGE. Many Walks and Guided Game drives are available here at the lodge and to a private Big 5 reserve nearby. The reserve is close to Kruger Park, The Panorama and Blyde Canyon attractions plus many other sightseeing excursions. THESE ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATE & BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. ... more   less 

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
Price Range: RM295 - RM1,134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shikwari Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Comfortable clean beds and towels. We think the room had not been used for a while and therefore was dusty, dead insects etc., ”
 of 5 bubbles 39meridianroad, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles markwH3941WW, 3 Jan 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms(chalets) is far apart. You don't see or hear your neighbours, only during meals”
 of 5 bubbles Celbot, 12 Feb 2013 | Read review
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