Book your room at Shikwari Bush Lodge & Pangolin Bush Camp

Room type

Basic Room (Pangolin Shrike Rondavel)

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Basic Room (Pangolin Woodpecker Rondavel)

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Basic Room (Pangolin Hornbill Rondavel)

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Basic Room (Pangolin Drongo Rondavel)

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Luxury Suite ( Shikwari Marula )

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children)

Luxury Suite (Shikwari Leadwood)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children)

Luxury Suite (Shikwari Jackalberry)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children)

Family Suite (Shikwari Wild Fig)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children)

Luxury Suite (Shikwari Baobab)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children)

Shikwari Bush Lodge & Pangolin Bush Camp, below the Drakensburg Mountains

Lodge near Hoedspruit

Shikwari & Pangolin are situated 35kms out of the small town of Hoedspruit near the JG Strydom Tunnel. Set in the African bushveld on a wildlife reserve with magnificent views of the Drakensburg Mountains.

Shikwari & Pangolin

Two types of accommodation set separately on the reserve. Shikwari Bush Lodge offers half board & luxury ensuite rooms & Pangolin Rondavels selfcatering rustic accommodation with shared amenities & Kitchen.

Guest Rooms

Shikwari guest rooms are ensuite and set separately amongst the bush.Pangolin Rondavel are set around a garden with a pool in the centre.

Shikwari Bush Lodge & Pangolin Bush Camp

At your hotel

Shikwari is owner-managed by the Lawrie family and set on a plains game reserve with two camps situated in the North Eastern Limpopo below the escarpment with majestic views of the Drakensburg Mountains, on a wildlife reserve.

The luxurious Shikwari Bush Lodge accommodates 10 guests in five thatched suites on a half board. Accommodation at the affordable luxury thatched suites tucked away in the bush are decorated with colonial style furniture and luxurious textiles. 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..

Pangolin Bush Camp is a comfortable rustic selfcatering camp with 4 rondavels and communal amenities. This rustic camp can be booked as a whole for larger families or a group of friends.

The separate main lodge at Shikwari with cathedral-like thatch offers a bar, lounge and dining room also open to Pangolin guests for meals which should be booked with accommodation and also to use the free WiFi.

Relax on the open veranda taking 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. 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.

Many activities 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.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Total number of rooms - 9
  • Number of floors - 1
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Computer station
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Year Built 2001
  • Number of buildings/towers - 11
  • Wedding services
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Stay connected

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

Park your car

Free self parking

In your room

  • Patio
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Individually furnished
  • Individually decorated

Eat and drink

Dining at Shikwari Bush lodge.Breakfast is usually set out on the veranda. We offer a selection of cold meats, cheeses, cereals and yoghurt, fruit, juice and milk along with a full English Breakfast with eggs to order, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes, baked beans depending on the day.Sit down in the eveniing to a delicious 3 course dinner either plated or served buffet style on our veranda or in our well appointed candlelit dining room served personally by us. Our Chef might also do a South African Braai (barbecue) on warm nights, in the boma around a fire. This brings one close to the sounds of the night & is an opportunity to see the wonderful night sky and stars. Food at Shikwari has a distinctive South African flavor along with a touch of French and Italian flair. Favourite South African favourites such as Bobotie, Durban Curries, Karoo Lamb, Malva Pudding, Koeksüsters & Cape Brandy Tart are just some of the local treats. This along with homemade scones, pastries, pasta & French classic’s such as Cheese soufflé’s, Chocolate Fondant, Coq au Vin Blanc are the order of the day.Pangolin selfcatering guests are required to book for meals with their accommodation.This is all included in the rates.

Pangolin Bush Camp

There is a fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster & kettle, tableware, glassware and mats. Should guest not want to cook then bookings for Breakfast and /or Dinner. It is essential that bookings must be made with the accommodation or 24hrs ahead. There is an extra charge for meals when staying at Pangolin..

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Safaris either walking or on our game vehicle on site can be arrange with our trained FGASA Guide.

Big 5 Safaris with our guide to a nearby big five reserve, this trip is truly amazing.

Day Trips to Kruger National park, get the feel of the way the local SA's travel!

Blyde River Canyon Boat Trip

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre - Talk and tour.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Game viewing on site
  • Game drive on site
  • Safari on site
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The fine print for Shikwari Bush Lodge & Pangolin Bush Camp

When you arrive

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM

Check-in time ends at 5 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Check-in is from 2:30 PM and 5 PM, and dinner is served at 7:30. Guests should avoid driving at night time, however if this is unavoidable, guests must contact the property on the day of arrival and should not arrive later than 10 PM. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

When you leave

Check-out time is 9:30 AM

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only service dogs are allowed

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa’s official quality assurance organization.

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