Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge Hotel Accommodation in Soutpansberg

Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge

Hotel at Albasini Dam, Elim, Louis Trichardt, Soutpansberg, Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeHotel
  • Guests43
  • Units/Rooms14

About Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge

Set in the heart of a nature conservancy on the banks of the Albasini dam overlooking the Soutpansberg mountains, you will discover Shiluvari Lodge.

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.


The accommodation at Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge 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 verandah 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.


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 & chili 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.


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.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance


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  • ZAR 1470
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -23.107610
Longitude: 30.102639

Closest airport(s)
OR Tambo International - 400km
Polokwane Airport - 100km

Children policy
Children of all ages welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in / out times are available with prior arrangement, please enquire.

Listed on
July 2001 - 5 Reviews

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