The accommodation and reserve is personally run & managed by the Lawrie family. It is nestled below the majestic Northern Drakensburg Mountains in the Limpopo Lowveld. We are situated approximately 35kms from Hoedspruit and well situated for a wonderful eco wildlife holiday.

Accommodation is either in luxury suites with private bathroom or in comfortable rustic rondavel with shared accommodation. The two options are in separate camps. Big Five private trips  to Kruger Park with a guide are available as well as Shikwari’s Plains Game drive or walk. Surrounded by a reserve with plains game, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Kudu, Waterbuck, Nyala, Bushbuck, Impala and Duiker, come explore this amazing bushveld area. Booking is necessary for this especially during the holiday season.

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