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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.
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 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.
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Total number of rooms - 9
- Number of floors - 1
- Barbecue grill(s)
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Designated smoking areas
- Beach/pool umbrellas
- Computer station
- Internet point
- Free parking
- Free self parking
- Free guest parking during stay
- Pool sun loungers
- Free outdoor parking
- Beach towels
- Security guard
- Tour assistance
- Event catering
- Laundry facilities
- Year Built 2001
- Number of buildings/towers - 11
- Wedding services
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
Free parking, Free guest parking during stay, Free outdoor parking, Free self parking
- Room Amenities
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Separate sitting area
- Air conditioning
- Access via exterior corridors
- Coffee/tea maker
- Private bathroom
- In-room massage available
- Deep soaking bathtub
- In-room safe
- Premium bedding
- Ceiling fan
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Separate bathtub and shower
- Hair dryer (on request)
- Complimentary toiletries
- Pillowtop mattress
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Welcome amenities
- Window opens
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Free Wi-Fi
- Mountain view
- Egyptian-cotton sheets
- Individually furnished
- Individually decorated
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..
Our lodge is not really entertainment related relaxation is key, but there is plenty to do in the the area. Ask about our long stay special. Sightseeing includes The Panorama, Blyde River Canyon, Boat trip on Swadini Dam,Kruger National Park, Big 5 Game Drive into a Private Reserve, and lots more. Come and enjoy the warm friendly service and the knowledge that we have your best intrests at heart. Tours booked from our reception.
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.
- Game drive on site
- Safari on site
Our Favourite Wellness & Beauty Spa is offsite. Make a booking with us to the most fantastic spa we personally attend when we get a chance! . Set on a big 5 reserve with great views. Arrive either morning or afternoon and be pampered head to foot; followed by a delicious lunch. There is also a wonderful pool and area to laze around and relax after your treatments.
Policies & Fees
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 - 9:30 PM. Guests planning to arrive after dusk should contact hotel directly using information provided in booking confirmation.
The gate is run by a cellular network due to the remote area we live in, so we do at time experience wavering connectivity. Should you get no response, please try pressing again. Please note that the intercom must dial before it is answered.
Check-out time is 9:30 AM
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club
Pets not allowed
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.
- 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
- The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 850.00 per person (roundtrip)
- Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 350.00 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 13 years old)
- Babysitting/childcare fee: ZAR 60 per hour, per child (up to 13 years old)
- Supervised childcare/activities fee: ZAR 400.00 per day, per child (ages 8 to 13 years old)
- Additional Details
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. 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.
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