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Shikwari Game Reserve

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Shikwari Game Reserve is owner-managed by the Lawrie family Situated in the North Eastern Limpopo below the escarpment with views of the Northern Drakensburg Mountains, The reserve offers walks & game drives onsite and for trips to nearby Kruger Park in an open vehicle with our resident guide. Shikwari Suites TGCSA 4 Star Rated (NB: only this camp is star rated.) Shikwari offers a fully licensed bar, lounge, dining room & deck boma. There are 6 affordable luxury thatched suites. They are tucked away in the natural bush connected to the main area by pathways. Relax on the open veranda taking in the view and cool off in the tranquil plunge pool. Caring staff offer friendly relaxed service in amazing surroundings. The other camp Pangolin Rondavel is more rustic but comfortable and has 4 rondavels, a lounge and pool. Guests come to main lodge for dinner & breakfast and for free Wi-fi.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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R36 J.G. Strydom Tunnel Road Valley of Olifants, Mopani District,, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
Getting there
Hoedspruit Airport31 km
Ngala Airfield69 km
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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 unprepared, uninterested and unprofessional. The four star rating really should be
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Response from Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Game Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
HI Steven I wish you had said something to me instead of try to dash our business to the ground with untrue statements. We are well received by many visitors from overseas and have good reviews. Please note that spiders and cobwebs are a problem here. We are in a wildlife reserve cobwebs are not a sign of dirt here, it is a natural occurrence. Those cleaned in the morning may be there again in the afternoon. Only cobwebs in a city constitute dirt. We are trying to be green this also mean trying NOT to kill every thing in sight like people do in the urban area. Our housekeeper cleans everyday! . You ate all the food that was offered and stayed 2 of the 3 days you had booked. Your reason for leaving was because you wanted so to be nearer the border to get to Mozambique. You also thanked me personally for the great stay and food, perhap you have forgotton? I can't understand why you think the food was terrible, the plates came back empty. We were available all the time and live in the property and are definitely not disinterested, unprepared or unprofessional.
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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 I could hear was my own heartbeat!
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Response from Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Game Reserve
Responded 10 Dec 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for your valued review. We look forward to spoiling you again on you next visit! Regard Sue Owner
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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 everything about our stay here. Very private rondavel, Zebras galloping past at night,
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Response from Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Game Reserve
Responded 17 Sep 2018
Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. We really enjoyed your company and hope you will visit soon. Regards Sue.
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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 it.” We left South Africa wondering, “how soon can we get back!!” Shikwari brought
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Response from Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Game Reserve
Responded 05 Aug 2018
Dear Olivia, We are blushing with pride and excitement for you glowing review. We are happy that your trip to Shikwari was more that you expected all you dreamed of. Ann, Noel and the rest of the Shikwari Family look forward to booking your next trip here in South Africa and to our lodge. We hope you are all well and showing off with you photos to your friends. Be well Regards and Best Wishes Yours in Hospitality Sue Lawrie.
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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 and family.
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Response from Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Game Reserve
Responded 24 Jul 2018
We are so glad you enjoyed your honeymoon. We hope to see you again; perps for you first anniversary? Best wishes for your life together from all at Shikwari.
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great room
The beautiful outdoor shower
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Knobthorn bathroom with lucury Victorian bath.
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Knobthorn double vanity
"Comfortable clean beds and towels. We think the room had not been used for a while and therefore was dusty, dead insects etc., "
"Do not stay here"
"All the rooms(chalets) is far apart. You don't see or hear your neighbours, only during meals"
US$98 - US$275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
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