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.

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.

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!

Shikwaru also boasts a beautiful get-away lodge, located in the country of Zambia. For international travellers, Shikwaru on the Zambezi, is a gorgeous break away option; situated on the river banks of the Zambezi.

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 pays us a visit. We hope that you choose to come and enjoy the beauty of the African bush with us, sharing in our heritage and our hope.