Our Story

The Shikwaru Journey

Shikwaru’s story began more than a decade ago when founders Jacques and Lizzy van Bommel had a vision to develop a sanctuary for families and children from all around the world.

Their passion for God is expressed in their vision to see the lives of the next generation of Africa’s children impacted by the Word of God. This vision also included a wildlife conservation programme and affordable lodging that would fund ministry taking place in Africa.

Shikwaru developed into a feasible business venture and now includes multiple lodges, catering for guests, special events, various wedding venues, corporate conferencing and ministry groups – Both locally and internationally!

Here at Shikwaru we believe that God has called us to be good stewards of the things He has entrusted us with, including the earth. Because of this belief we are making strides daily to protect the environment, wether that is through our game breeding programmes or our new solar energy plant, we are striving to make our world a cleaner and greener place!

Shikwaru is also home to a well-developed, beautiful estate. Shikwaru Estate is full of large, breath-taking properties for sale, with special building packages and club opportunities. You can now make a piece of Shikwaru, a piece of your own.

On our site, you will find more information about Shikwaru Lodge and all it has to offer – We always look forward to hosting our guests and deeply value each person that visits us. We hope that you choose to come and enjoy the beauty of the African bush with us, sharing in our heritage and our hope.

Shikwaru Cares!

We are open for essential, front-line workers!

COVID-19

Shikwaru is closely monitoring the local and global health situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

For more information and important campus updates, visit https://sacoronavirus.co.za/.