From R1650 per Unit

Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge

From R1650 per Unit



Set against a backdrop of Mountains and Forests, Holy Lakes and Sacred ruins, Shiluvari Lodge will take you back to a place where your watch is thrown overboard and gently restore your natural rhythm.

Set on a natural peninsula, and overlooking the Albasini Dam & Luonde Mountains, Shiluvari's cool, thatched chalets are the ideal base from which to explore this 'land of legend". Choose between standard rooms set on the water inlet, or the thatched chalets, each with its own secluded and private intimacy set apart from the each other.

All rooms have mosquito netting, overhead fans, tea & coffee facilities, clock-radios, hairdryers and full guest amenities. Two of the thatched chaletshave self-catering option,they have their own private veranda's, attached mini kitchenette and lounge area. The dragonfly suite (often chosen as the honeymoon suite!), has a sunken clay bath, outdoor shower and own patio overlooking the Dam.

We also have two inter-leading suites, ideal for families as well as the Mukhondeni family suite, wonderfully decorated with local Venda & Shangaan cloth and artifacts. This suite has two bedrooms, as well as an upper loft area. Front and back veranda's complete the private experience, and the outdoor shower leads on from the main bathroom.

On-site facilities include the award winning Wood-Owl country restaurant, the wrap-around al-fresco terrace, the Artist's Shed art outlet, Hog & Hound pub and fireplace and Lakeside swimming pool.

Shiluvari is set in the midst of the Heartland of Venda & Shangaan culture, and is proud to be associated with the famous Ribolla arts route, which showcases the myriad of local talent including the world renown Noria Mabasa, Thomas Kubayi and others..


Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Disabled
  • Internet Access
  • Mini Bar
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Smoking

On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Baby-sitting
  • Bar
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Children Allowed
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking

Local Facilities

  • Biking
  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours
  • Other


Additional Rates Info:
Rates are from per person per night sharing, and include breakfast Dinner, bed & breakfast rates are also available Rates include 14% VAT, but exclude a 1% TOMSA (tourism) levy Children under the age of 12 and sharing with adults pay 50% of the quoted tariff.

Family suite

Sleeps 6
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The Mukhondeni family suite is a two bedroomed unit, also with an upper loft area. Main bedroom has a king size bed, 2nd bedroom two twin beds and upper loft area an additional two single beds. En-suite bathroom has bath, his and hers basins, outdoor shower. Includes a mini kitchenette area, private front and back patio, mosquito netting, safe, hairdryers and tea/coffee facilities.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
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January 2015 R 1650 R 1650        
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December 2015 R 1650 R 1650        

Standard Rooms

Sleeps 2
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7 rooms in total. Standard rooms consist of bedroom with en-suite bathroom and lounge area, overhead fans, mosquito netting, hairdryer, quality cotton percale linen, upmarket bathroom amenities as well as tea & coffee facilities.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 615 R 615 R 615
February 2016       R 615 R 615 R 615
March 2016       R 615 R 615 R 615
April 2016       R 615 R 615 R 615
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June 2016       R 615 R 615 R 615
July 2016       R 615 R 615 R 615
August 2016       R 615 R 615 R 615
September 2016       R 615 R 615 R 615
October 2016       R 615 R 615 R 615
November 2016       R 615 R 615 R 615
December 2016       R 615 R 615 R 615

thatched cottages

Sleeps 2
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5 x thatched cottages, all overlooking the Albasini Dam and Luonde Mountains. Each with its own secluded and private intimacy, set apart from each other and all decorated with local artwork, fabric and decor. Include overhead fans, safes, hairdryers, clock radios, work and lounge area, tea & coffee facilities, upmarket guest amenities and cotton percale linen.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2015       R 730   R 730
February 2015       R 730   R 730
March 2015       R 730   R 730
April 2015       R 730   R 730
May 2015       R 730   R 730
June 2015       R 730   R 730
July 2015       R 730   R 730
August 2015       R 730   R 730
September 2015       R 730   R 730
October 2015       R 730   R 730
November 2015       R 730   R 730
December 2015       R 730   R 730
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 15 August 2015


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 75%
  • Average Response Time: 17 hours
  • Tourism Grading Council:
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  • American Express
  • Diner's Club
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

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Albasini Dam, Elim, Louis Trichardt, Limpopo, 0920

Map Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge in Louis Trichardt  Soutpansberg  Limpopo  South Africa

Guest Comments

The lodge is one of the most beautiful I have seen. Absolutely stunning. The dinner, absolutely scrumptious! My only gripe is the aged sheets, table cloths and seating covers in the rooms. Those certainly need serious attention. Cushion covers need replacing too.

A wonderful location, there are lots of good ideas in terms of decoration and facilities. The service was very, very good and the staff attended to cleaning the room the first morning. The food in the restaurant was also good and staff provided a braai and utensils for our own braai at the chalet the second evening. Recommended, once renovated.

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