Welcome to Shikwari Game Reserve

Shikwari Game Reserve

Offers two camps on the plains game reserve close to Kruger & the Panorama. Relax on the lodge veranda taking in the view and cool off in the shady pool. The reserve has Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Kudu, Impala, Nyala, Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Duiker and Ostrich plus many birds. Enjoy friendly relaxed service in amazing surroundings and great cuisine. Guided Game drives & walks with a FGASA guide available at the lodge and for full day trips to  Kruger Park with all the excitement of an open game vehicle. The reserve is also close to many other exciting day trips such as the Panorama Route and Graskop Gorge Lift,  Jessica Hippo and Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre. Managed by the owners, passionate about offering the best getaway experience to guests.

Shikwari Knobthorn Suite

Shikwari Suites TGCSA 4 Star Rated

This 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 may be stocked on request, charge to guests account. There is also a Turndown service with homemade Shikwari nougat and magazines.

Pangolin Rondavels

A more budget option but still very comfortable. Well received by Local and Overseas travellers. There are 4 traditional thatched rondavels. Two rondavels (Hornbill & Woodpecker) offer a “Bush Bathroom” which is semi-open air and consist of an outdoor shower, covered toilet & basin. The other two rondavels (Shrike & Drongo) 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 ceiling fans, a wardrobe, seating, & hospitality trays. Only Hornbill has aircon.

There is a shared lounge with Premium DSTV and a pool. Meals are taken at the main lodge. There is no actual kitchen but there is a boma for braais (barbecues) and a microwave in the lounge. Guests at Pangolin may partake of our Braai Pack and Pudding option, Please request the menu for this.   If one feels like being spoilt or perhaps for a special or romantic occasion one may book ahead for the 3 course no choice dinner. All the rondavels are booked on a B&B basis. Guests may bring their own evening meals if not taking the Braai Pack and use the boma. All guests need to bring Tableware, Charcoal and a good lantern or torch. Guests at both camps take Breakfast & Dinner at the Shikwari Suites camp. Meals at Shikwari include Half Board. At Pangolin we offer B&B or Half board. Lunch packs are available on request the 24hrs ahead.

Child Rules:

Children are welcome! Children must be 5 yrs -12 yrs old and are accommodated parents at 50% of the Adult sharing rate. This is included when booking online. Teens 13 -18yrs accommodated at 100% of the adult sharing rate in own room whether on their own or with one other adult and/or 2 younger siblings. This applies to both camps.

It is a short drive to the famous Kruger National Park, where the big five is seen. We can either pack you a breakfast or have our FGASA guide will escort you on an informative drive for the day. Blyde River Canyon is close by and one can go on the boat trip on the dam in the canyon to see the falls, crocodile and hippo. There are also the various walks and hikes in the area. The Panorama is the higher area of the Blyde River Canyon and consequently colder in winter. Here one can visit Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls, Three Rondavels, The View, God’s Window, Burkes Luck Potholes, Mac Mac Falls & Pools. Visit the town of Graskop for curios and lunch at Harries Pancakes.

These are just a few activities that we offer, there is also a cultural village to visit, elephant experience, Jessica Hippo, Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Wildlife Centre & Cheetah Research.

Cuisine at Shikwari has a distinctive South African flavour along with a touch of French and Italian flair. None of the food is from packaged or frozen item and as far as possible sourced locally. Dinner is usually served to all guests at 7:30pm and mostly al fresco unless the weather is no good. Breakfast is  serve at a time that guests request anytime between 6:00am & 9:30am (last order at 9:30am)

Favourite South African favourites such as Bobotie, Venison, Durban Curries, Karoo Lamb, Malva Pudding, Koeksüsters & Cape Brandy Tart are just some of the local treats. This along with homemade baked goods such as homemade bread, Pasta and French classics such as Cheese soufflé’s, Chocolate Fondant, Coq Au Vin Blanc maybe the order of the day as well as great fresh vegetable.

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