Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge







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 is situated in the heart of many varied world renown artists and local crafters - this diversity is amongst the richest in Southern Africa and we will gladly arrange a visit for you - a truly unforgettable experience. So, come and share our secret and join us in a truly memorable experience at Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge.

Our accommodation consists of charming thatched chalets situated apart from the main Lodge and all have views overlooking the Lake. Choose between family cottages sleeping 4 or smaller chalets sleeping 2. All the chalets have en-suite bathrooms, lounge and kitchenette area, tea/coffee facilities, overhead fans, mosquito nets and a private veranda with a braai area. 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.

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
6 x double bedrooms each with own bathroom en-suite and open veranda

Shiluvari’s on-site restaurant, well known for its delicious “afro-fusion” cuisine, is open for breakfast and dinner daily. The simplistic approach is evident in utilization of fresh, local ingredients, beautiful presentation and a fine balance of African flavour and European sophistication. Amongst the most popular dishes you will find Sweet potato and Avocado soup, Seared beef fillet crusted with African spices and butternut “chips”, mango ice-cream and chocolate & chilli sauce. All dietary requirements are catered for, including vegetarian, halaal, kosher and diabetic.

Should you be looking for the ideal venue for functions and conferences, our facilities include an air-conditioned conference room seating up to 20 delegates, as well as the larger thatched Lapa situated near the waters edge which can accommodate up to 100 guests, either for conferencing or special functions.

20 seater air-conditioned conference room
120 seater thatched Function/Conference venue
Conference equipment: Flipchart/whiteboard, overhead projector, TV and VCR

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.


AA Quality Assured Accommodation Highly Recommended  BirdLife South Africa: Birder Friendly Establishment  Fair Trade in Tourism  Limpopo Tourism & Parks Board  Soutpansberg Tourism