Shikwari Bush Lodge

R36 JG Strydom Tunnel Road Valley of Olifants Hoedspruit Limpopo all areas 1380
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About Shikwari Bush Lodge

R36 JG Strydom Tunnel Road, Valley of Olifants, Hoedspruit
Capricorn, 1380

Shikwari Game Reserve is the right place for your special day. We are just below the JG Strydom Tunnel with beautiful views of the North Easter Drakensberg’s as a back drop.

Let us plan your wedding  day together to making this a memory of a lifetime with family and friends.

We can host up to 120 guests  We are able to accommodate 20 guests including the bridal couple,(6 suites and 4 rondavels in two camps) on the reserve, there is plenty of other accommodation for guests in the area.We are able to get special rates when we book your guests in nearby accommodation.

A minister or ceremony officer is also available from Hoedspruit or use your own. Please check with your local marriage office as to the rules for overseas couples, for South African we will need some documents but the rest is done by the Officiate or Minister. Ceremonies and conducted in the bush or around the lodge under a big tree or inside.

We aim to please.

Included in our very special package:

Please make an appointment or booking to come and see us via our email address.

Currently we are offering a Per Person rate that includes the venue, food, decore and ceremony. This make it easy for bridal couple to keep to their budget. Having a wedding at our lodge is a  relaxed and homely affair, just a lot easier than actually having it at home!


  • Rooms for bride and groom the night before.
  • First wedded night in the Honeymoon Suite,
  • Breakfast the next morning our treat.
  • Reception & Ceremony venue and Decor.
  • Hired tableware. floral arrangements
  • Menus and bar options are discussed with our chef  so that you get exactly the menu you require at your budget.
  • We don't believe in set menus that are never show the bridal couples tastes.

Not included: (Suggested options)

  • Bar Bill
  • Extra Staff
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Petalmania confetti - this is green and will disintergrate into the ground as it is specially dried flowers and/or petal.
  • Bedouin Tent & floor needed for +70 guests 
  • Entertainment, DJ and/or wedding ceremony music.
  • Candles and candle holders,
  • Vintage Car or Horse & Cart
  • Brides Bouquet,Bridesmaid posies,Corsages & Buttonaires, special decorations and anything not included in the above.
  • Hairdresser, Wedding makeup & nails can be arrange with wonderful therapists from town and our personal award winning hairdresser from Johannesburg or invite your own
  • All services are readily available and can be sourced by us here at the lodge including a complete wedding planning service, leaving the bridal couple just to enjoy the upcoming occasion and special day. It is our pleasure to give great service and a relaxed feeling at our lodge.
  • We are happy to do a mock up for you.
• Great Location with beautiful Views; no problem with noise disturbance • Delicious cuisine, fully licienced, Chef available • Small & Personal up to 120 Guests for wedding 10 rooms for guests and bridal couple. • Lovely special upmarket home from home feel. • Fantastic Decor for weddings. Bespoke Menus.

Facilities at Shikwari Bush Lodge

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Game Reserve
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Car Parking

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