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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2011

We stayed here for three days in November 2011 and really enjoyed the peacefulness of the place. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and everything was done with a smile. A lodge with a genuine feel of Africa wich sets it apart fom most others we have visited. Would certainly saty again when next in this part of...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 December 2011

My Colleague and myself stayed one night at the lodge and this was enough. I stayed in room # 2 and my Colleague in # 3. The staff themselves where very friendly and efficient, however when we got to the rooms shock hit us. The fan in room number 3 is very broken, when leaving it on longer it seems...

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5Thank ClaudzG
Cape Town
Reviewed 24 October 2011

I stayed over at Shiluvari on the 20th - just one night as it was a work trip. I could not have asked for friendlier service or asked to be made more special. The place is not five star but clean, beautifully decorated and all ones needs are met. I arrived on the day of a power failure - on...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 September 2011

Drip drip drip. The sounds of rain started almost immediately after our arrival at Shiluvari. Drip drip drip, 2 days later this was the second to last sound we heard when leaving the lodge. The last sound was that of the manager telling us she hoped to see us again. We do too! Shiluvari is a beautiful place where art...

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed 10 August 2011

I stayed at the lodge for 3 nights in August 2011 as a solo traveller and thought it was wonderful. And when you consider the price, even better! Reservations – It was quite easy to make my booking over the internet using a credit card—no small feat in Southern Africa! Lodging – I was in Room 4, which is the...

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Silverdale, Washington
Reviewed 3 November 2010

We enjoyed our stay and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The food was very good, and the postcard setting enjoyable. Unfortunately, the previous month they suffered a fire which burned part of the facilities, but that did not really affect our stay. What could have been improved was cleanliness..... the floors especially needed cleaning. Also, the km long...

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Thank PaulTraveler79
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2010

I'd happily return to Shiluvari, especially as we only stayed one night. In particular, I would really enjoy the chance to explore the trails close to the lodge. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable, if a little cold at night (in June). The lodge is very close to a lake, so plenty of mozzy spray would probably be good...

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Thank Bluehamster
Pretoria
Reviewed 24 August 2010

Little did I know that an easy 4 hour trip from Pretoria, would bring me to a whole new world...To be honest, Shiluvari surprised me. There is an instant connection with 'holiday' as you leave the tar road outside Elim and take the dirt road to the lodge … You are forced to slow down and you start appreciating that...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 14 May 2010

we were booked in another Lodge in the area, but due to 'unforseen circumstances' (their words, not ours!!) we found ourselves at Shiluvari lodge...and all we can say is thank goodness that we did! This oasis in the middle of a fairly rural area is a total surprise...The rooms, although not fitted with all the mod cons, more than make...

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Waterberg
Reviewed 11 June 2009

It's in the most fabulous, tranquil setting. Lovely friendly service with rooms that are exceptionally comfortable, individually decorated using local interesting products. The menus are small but thoughtfully put together to give delicious meals often using home-grown produce. It's also perfectly positioned for visiting an amazing amount of cultural and scenic areas.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shiluvari Lodge is set on the Banks of the Albasini Dam and overlooks the picturesque Soutpansberg Mountains...the cool, thatched chalets form the perfect base from which to explore 'this land of legend'. On site facilities include the award winning wood-owl country restaurant, the Hog & hound pub and fireplace, wrap-around al-fresco terrace, lakeside swimming pool and motorized raft for sunset cruises. One of the first properties worldwide to be accreddited with the FTTSA trademark (Fair trade and tourism south africa) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge

Address: Louis Trichardt, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Louis Trichardt
Price Range: $37 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Shiluvari Lakeside Hotel
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 3 is the most secluded, closest to the water edge, and bigger than the others.”
 of 5 bubbles NielM_11, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“By the lake”
 of 5 bubbles AlisonS435, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The cottages are worth the added expense but the rooms are good value for the budget traveler.”
 of 5 bubbles BruceM147, 2 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room that has the bathroom overlooking the water”
 of 5 bubbles Zimbonomad, 16 May 2014 | Read review
“Chhose the Dragonfly Suite - it is the one with the (romantic) bath overlooking the lake and the patio where you can snooze while hearing the lake lapping a few metres away.”
  • The Bedroom Suite
 of 5 bubbles PeterV1, 13 May 2014 | Read review
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