Shikwari Game Reserve

Shikwari Game Reserve
Offers two camps on a reserve close to Kruger & the Panorama. Relax on the lodge veranda taking in the view and cool off in the shady pool. Enjoy friendly relaxed service in amazing surroundings and great cuisine. It is managed by the owners, passionate about offering the best experience to guests.

Shikwari Suites TGCSA 4 Star Rated
The camp offers a fully licensed bar & lounge with premium DSTV. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lounge/veranda area. Relax on the shady lodge veranda taking in the view & cool off in the pool with an amazing view. Enjoy relaxed friendly service in amazing surroundings.
Six luxury thatched suites are tucked into the natural bush; with private bathroom & outdoor shower, sitting area plus a small patio decorated with stylish furniture & choice of beds with percale linen. There is a Hospitality Tray with fresh ground coffee, French press, a choice of quality teas & homemade cookies as well as a mini fridge. The fridge can be stocked on request, charge to guests account. There is also a Turndown service.
It is situated on the private plains game reserve of Shikwari

Pangolin Rondavels
A more budget option but very comfortable. There are 4 traditional thatched rondavels. 2 rondavels with a Bush Bathroom - outdoor shower, covered toilet & basin & 2 rondavels share a separate bathroom and outdoor shower suitable for 4 friends or a family with teenagers. All beds offer luxury percale linen as well as towels. All rooms have a wardrobe, seating, & hospitality trays. There is a lounge with Premium DSTV and a pool. Meals are taken at the main lodge or book BnB and use the boma for a braai' this is only available for the Pangolin Rondavels camp. It is situated on the private plains game reserve of Shikwari.

Guided Game drives & walks with a FGASA guide available at the lodge and to Kruger Park in an open game vehicle. The reserve is also close many other exciting day trips such as the Panorama and the Graskop Gorge Lift.

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. Please note that only 2 adult can share a room, there is not capacity for extra adults.
Guests at both camps take meals at the Shikwari Suites. meals at Shikwari include Half Board At Pangolin we offer B&B or Half board. There is a boma for braais at Pangolin but no kitchen. One needs to bring ones own kitchenware and plates to make one own evening meal or book 24 hrs ahead for dinner at the Shikwari Suites.

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  • "Below average for a 4 star reserve "

    16 January 2020

    "My friends and I were booked at this establishment for NYE. The staff is extremely friendly however there are several things the game reserve needs to improve on especially given that they are a 4..."

  • "Service was terrible from the owner"

    03 November 2019

    "Upon my arrival was informed that i had no booking and the owner who happened to be also the receptionist was rude, i felt racially discriminated.i wouldn’t recommend the place to anyone due to the..."


    08 October 2019

    "My wife & I spent the weekend of 19/21 September at this majestic place. The reception, the accommodation,the management & staff was top notch! We were also given advise about nearby tourist..."


    04 September 2019

    "Our stay at Shikwari Game Reserve was an awesome experience. The people of Shikwari Game Reserve has harts of gold, they are friendly and more than willing to walk the extra mile to ensure you have..."

  • "Stay at Shikwari Game Reserve"

    24 August 2019

    "This is a lodge with a beautiful setting and all the potential! It is however not a game lodge, but rather a lodge with game. We could not go on drives due to problems with their Jeep. So the game..."

  • "Definitely over priced for what you get, food good prepared but portion way out to small as wel as the breakfast was bad"

    19 August 2019

    "Definitely over priced for what you get food good prepared but portions way to small as well ad the breakfast was very bad, we didn't get what was promised on the pamflets, what happened to the..."

  • "Not recommended"

    13 August 2019

    "We arrived the Thursday when Sue the owner was on duty and all went well. Food was superb and ample. However the next day her daughter was on duty and everything went downhill fast. From the food..."

    Linda T
  • "Not recommended"

    12 August 2019

    "On arrival we were received by Ann the owner’s daughter and we are of our opinion that she was irritated and unfriendly which did not make us feel very welcome at all. We were taken to our room..."

    Marthie T
  • "I didn't enjoy the place at all"

    14 April 2019

    "It all started at check-in we where not taken to reception to do our check-in, on the room the spider webs on the hatch where all over the place, it was difficult for us to bath because their showers..."

  • "Dusty rooms"

    24 March 2019

    "The owner Sue was very helpful , and made our stay to be easy and to find the place ,her directions were on point. However the rooms were full of dust and spiderwebs. The rooms are very spacious and..."

  • "Avoid at all costs"

    12 February 2019

    "This place really missed the mark when it came to the most basic of requirements: 1. The place is FILLED with cobwebs and generally dirty. 2. The food was terrible. 3. The hosts seemed very..."

  • "Anniversary holiday "

    10 November 2018

    "What a lovely environment to enjoy an anniversary! Superb accommodation with excellent breakfast and superbly prepared three course dinners. Game also on ones doorstep. Went for a morning run and all..."

  • "Bairstow"

    11 September 2018

    "After a long day from Masvingo in Zimbabwe we arrived well after the normal checkin time but Ann greeted us with a smile and showed us to our Pangolin with it's own outdoor ensuite. We loved..."

    Irene B
  • "Blown away"

    30 July 2018

    "Africa, WOW! When we left America for what we were hoping was the trip of a lifetime, we thought, “This will be the only time we go all the way down to South Africa, so we want to make the most of..."

    Olivia H

    16 July 2018

    "We enjoyed our stay at Shikwari Game Lodge. The activities were amazing. Thank you to the staff for making our honeymoon a memorable one. We will happily recommend Shikwari Game Lodge to our friends..."

  • "One of the Best Places"

    10 May 2018

    "Shikwari is without a doubt one of the best places I have ever stayed it. This place is definitely top class 4 star accommodation with Great Views! Very friendly staff. One of the best dinners I have..."

    Sifiso M
  • "weekend away"

    06 May 2018

    "We enjoyed the quiet surroundings, view of mountain and informative guided bush walk. Chef Ann out did herself in providing gluten free meals, she made our dinners and breakfasts exiting! We left..."

    Jaco P
  • "Good for self catering"

    05 January 2018

    "Good of your doing self catering and having Braai very quite and far from town which makes it peaceful and also some guest bring some dogs which make noise. The price was fair but breakfast they..."

  • "honeymoon couple"

    30 October 2017

    "i booked at shikwari lodge because of its location,beautiful view of blydepoort canyon,did not expect the excellent food and treatment from host and staff, we were absaloutely spoilt and trated like..."

    Corstiaan D
  • "Worst Trip of my life "

    28 August 2017

    "I wish I had checked other reviews before booking this horrendous place. Before booking, Sue sent me a list of activities with prices. The list expressly mentioned that prices are valid until 2018..."

  • "PANGOLIN Don’t waste your time or money on this sorry excuse of a lodge."

    19 May 2017

    "Don’t waste your time or money on this sorry excuse of a lodge. We visited Pangolin bush camp from the 11th to the 13th of May 2017. We were supposed to stay a day longer until the 14th, but after..."

    Koen K
  • "Exceptional experience at Shikwari Game Reserve!"

    09 May 2017

    "Warm and excellent reception at arrival, great food, humble and understanding staff, wonderful game drive with both Noel(at the farm) and Ann at Kruger National Park. Relaxing and soothing rooms to..."

  • "A great weekend away"

    08 May 2017

    "The place was great, the food was amazing and the service even better. Every detail was well thought out and made the trip extra special. It was great to see animals on the property but when you are..."

  • "Brilliant location poor service"

    26 April 2017

    "Superb location and rooms let down by obvious poorly advised attempts to save money and extract the same. Repeatedly serving fruits and meats not consumed at previous meals, knowingly serving soured..."

  • "We did not enjoy even a second when we were there, we even left the following day even though we booked for 2 night."

    24 April 2017

    "The place was dirty inside and outside the rooms even the pool. The staff didn't even show up to clean the room the next day. That night was the worst night of my life, i couldn't sleep trying to..."

  • "Delightful experience"

    16 March 2017

    "I stayed overnight at the reserve on my way from Thohoyandou to Lydenburg. The greeting and welcoming was done in a very friendly and professional manner and made me feel welcome. The food was also..."

  • "Best memory"

    12 January 2017

    "Location wildlife friendliness safari tours breakfast and dinner wine wonderful. Also my children were so excited to see nature wild animal at the entrance. Very peaceful quiet atmosphere we never..."

  • "u c nice pic on adverts get there disaster is only one room that looks gud but from de information I got is occupied by"

    10 January 2017

    "I regret paying my money @shikwari but watch de space if I don't get my money legal action will be taken against u.And I will inform speak out as well sue .When I say I'm going for a vacation I..."


    09 November 2016

    "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..."

  • "Weekend get away was oky..."

    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..."

    Marlise M
  • "amazing"

    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..."

  • "Great place"

    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..."

    ross t
  • "Relaxed Weekend Away"

    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..."

  • "Peacefull stay, great food"

    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..."

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