Things to do at Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge

Shiluvari offers guests luxury and comfort in the bush and insight in to the history and culture of Venda on a holiday in Limpopo.

The experience at Shiluvari:

On holiday in Limpopo at Shiluvari, guests can enjoy fresh, fresh gourmet food and sociable evenings next to the ‘firebelli’ stove in the Hog & Hound pub, where satellite TV is offered for the events that can’t be missed! There is a small library in the lounge for guests’ enjoyment.

Pampering guests in the natural goodness of Africa, the Earth Sense spa at Shiluvari offers a range of wellness treatments.

Fabulous arts and crafts and scenic splendour can be enjoyed while staying in an environmentally and socially aware lodge geared for cultural tourism.


Families will love the friendly environment and can relax in peace by the lakeside pool (with paddling section for the little ones) and admire the wonderful views. Guests can cruise on the river at sunset or set off on a number of interesting walks and trails on the property, and also visit the nearby Ben Lavin Nature Reserve for excellent walks and mountain bike trails. Hiking is available in the Soutpansberg and Hangklip Mountains.

Shiluvari, set on 30 hectares of indigenous bush is located on a peninsula of the Albasini Dam and has a wide variety of small game species as well as crocodile and hippo, abundant flora and fauna as well as excellent birding opportunities. There is a resident accredited bird guide, who has spent many years studying the area, and he is available for guided tours on a half day or full day basis.

Big game viewing:

Apart from the natural beauty and great activities to be found at Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge, guests can also rise early and head off to the Kruger National Park in search of the Big Five game, it’s an interesting 90km (56 miles) drive with entry through the Punda Maria gate.

Other tours and activities in the area:

Other great outings can be enjoyed on the Ribolla Art Route, featuring fabulous works of art and a wide variety of crafts, and the Venda Myths and Legends tour exploring sacred lake and forest, ruins and waterfalls to learn about the mysteries here. Also worth doing is the Baobab meander, a scenic route and adventure where guests can see the largest Baobab in the country, there is also the Messina Nature Reserve, a preserve of over 100 specimens of this amazing tree.

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