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About Shik Shack

Shik Shack offers unique bed and breakfast accommodation, and is situated off the Orpen Road approximately 35 km from Hoedspruit.
The lodge is the ideal base to experience an African cultural stay, while being near to the surrounding attractions such as the Kruger National Park.

Accommodation at Shik Shack comprises various Traditional Huts and Safari Tents, which can accommodate 2 persons in each. Each hut or tent is furnished with 2 single beds fitted with comfortable bedding. Each hut or tent contains amenities such as towels, mosquito nets, fans, storage compartments, and a bottle of water. Guests have access to a communal bathroom with hot-water showers to freshen up.

A continental breakfast is served in the main building, where there is a shared kitchen as well for guests to prepare and cook their own meals. The lodge also boasts free Wi-Fi access in the public area; a common social area with a lounge, a bar, a fire pit, as well as a swimming pool and braai facilities.

Shik Shack is built with the intention of capturing the true heart and soul of this part of South Africa. The lodge has rescue dogs and a couple of curious donkeys; guests can experience a deeper insight into the vibrant Tsonga culture and be part of a thriving eco-village community. The hosts are able to arrange village walking tours, as well as day trips into Kruger National Park, or to the Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon, to name but a few attractions.

35km from the nearest airport Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit (Tourism Town),
32km from Orpen Gate (Kruger National Park),
30km from Swadini Forever Resort (Blyde River Canyon-Dam)
25km away from Acornhoek Mall,
And 85km to Graskop (Panorama Route- Blyde River Canyon).

Safari: We are 30km from Kruger National Park. We offer Cultural Walking Tours from Shik Shack, you can also plan day trips to the Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center etc.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • 24H. Check In
  • 24H. Security
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Shuttle service
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga)


  • No TGCSA Grading

Important Information

Please note a no show will be charged at the full price.
Should there be any late arrivals, please let us know as early as possible.

Availability and pricing

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  • Traditional Huts Traditional Huts Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 4 huts equipped with a small bedside lamp, a plug point for basic charging and a fan for those hot African nights. 2... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Safari Tents Safari Tents Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 2 Single beds with warm & comfortable bedding and fresh towels are provided. Furnished with mosquito nets, fans, storage... see more
        • Rooms Adults

          Reviews for Shik Shack

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          Helena Taljaard
          28 December 2021

          We very much enjoyed our stay. The bathrooms where clean and very spacious and nice to use.One suggestion is to possibly have a separate fridge for guest use as to avoid confusion with lodge produce. The staff was very friendly and the tents wonderful to stay in.We had a lovely stay and enjoyed the bush surroundings. Good luck with your endeavors and may your business and cultural upliftment be blessed and flourish. The Taljaards from Tzaneen

          Kelvin Tam
          16 August 2021

          My partner and I stayed in the tents for two nights and we both found the accommodation to be clean and well kept with amazing hospitality being served a bit of chilled water on a hot day.

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          Shik Shack is 5.2km from the centre of Thornybush Game Reserve , the nearest airport 22.1km (Eastgate Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling