Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge
Soutpansberg, South Africa
Come and share our secret ... Set in the heart of a nature conservancy on the banks of the Albasini dam overlooking the Soutpansberg mountains, you will discover Shiluvari Lodge. Nestling amongst centuries old Wild Fig trees with sweeping views of the Soutpansberg mountains, Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge 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. Choose from the Dragonfly, Bug or African room – each one has its own charm. Each chalet is tucked away from the other offering you secluded and intimate privacy, with your own view of the lake. Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge 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. Enjoy a sundowner cruise on the "Savannah" on the Levubu river and enjoy a cocktail whilst seeing the sun go down and listening to the call of the Fiery necked nightjar as evening falls.
Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge at a glance:
There are 6 x Luxury thatched suites each with own bathroom, veranda and kitchenette, 1 x family cottages each with own bathroom, braai area, veranda and kitchenette and 6 x double bedrooms each with own bathroom en-suite and open veranda. 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.
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 waters. 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. Additional facilities includes a 6m x 5 m swimming pool; 4 x constructed braai areas, each with seating of up to 16 guests; Cruises on the Lake with our own motorised raft; Table Tennis/Volleyball; Walking/cycling trails and we are in close proximity to major arts and crafts attractions.
Home to some 60 mammals, 300 bird species, 100 plant types and numerous reptile and insect species, at Mabula, all natures' wonders are revered - from the 'Big Five' (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) to the 'small five' (ant lion, leopard tortoise, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew and rhino beetle). This is the Heartland of the Safari experience.
The Waterberg Mountain area is part of the Bushveld district of the Limpopo Province, a two and a half hour drive north from Johannesburg on the N1.
Children are welcome at Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge and is the ideal holiday getaway for families.
There is 24 hour electricity to all rooms.