Set in the heart of a nature conservancy on the banks of the Albasini dam overlooking the Soutpansberg mountains one will discover Shiluvari Lakeside lodge.
Nestling amongst centuries old Wild Fig trees with sweeping views of the Soutpansberg mountains Shiluvari is the ideal base to explore the diverse natural and cultural heritage of the Land of Legend.
Once the old farmhouse, the main Lodge now boasts an intimate country restaurant and lounge area, complete with a fireplace and stunning views of the surrounds. Enjoy the sumptuous cuisine with it`s Afro-fusion style which incorporates both the best of local and European tastes.
The tastefully decorated thatched chalets are each decorated with a different theme all of which incorporates elements from the local artists.
Shiluvari is set in 30 hectares of natural vegetation and offers you the opportunity to walk through the estate where you may see some of the game species that frequent the area. Waterbuck, Kudu, Bushbuck and Duiker are often seen grazing and browsing in the lodge grounds.
For the more energetic, explore the 60- hectare property of natural bush following the trails along the Dam or into the Bush.
Cycling and walking trails are also available.
Whilst studying the abundance of bird life, look out for duiker, bushbuck, waterbuck or kudu. Or simply laze next to the pool admiring the view.
In the evening, sip a sundowner drink whilst enjoying a sunset cruise on our motorised raft, while keeping and eye out for the Hippo and Crocodile lazily basking on the side of our water.
Shiluvari is well located amongst many world-renowned artists in pottery,wood carvers and traditional textile manufacturers. The diversity of cultural heritage is among the richest in South Africa. We will arrange a visit for you to these artists and sculptors.
From Johannesburg, we are only 420 km away, an easy 4 hour drive along the N1 Polokwane (Pietersburg) Highway.
Once you reach Polokwane (Pietersburg), keep on the N1 following the signs to Makhado (Louis Trichardt)
Approx. 100 km out of Polokwane, just before you reach the town of Makhado (Louis Trichardt), you will see a sign R578/GIYANI.
Turn right here and follow the road for approx. 18 km.
Once you reach the 4-way stop street with Elim Hospital on your left hand side, turn left and follow the road for another 4.5 km's until you see our sign on your left. We are 2.2 km's further on from the tar road - note this last stretch is a dirt road, by easily accessible.
We are also only 120 km from the Punda Maria gate of the Kruger National Park.
Our accommodation consists of charming thatched chalets situated apart from the main Lodge and all have views overlooking the Lake.
All the chalets have en-suite bathrooms, one can choose between family cottages (sleeping 4) or smaller chalets sleeping 2.
Also available are self-catering chalets, with each chalet having a fully equipped kitchenette as well as braai facilities on the deck outside.
In keeping with the idea of escaping city life, one will not find a television or phones in the room, however both these services are available in the main Lodge, in addition to fax and e-mail.
Our country restaurant is fully licensed, and we served full breakfasts daily as well as a 3-course home-style country meal in the evening.
Throughout the day, once can choose a light meal from our light lunch and snack menu.