At Shikwaru we offer a range of different activities that will get you and your loved ones out of the room and into the wild. Our beautiful and educational bush excursions will create lasting memories for years to come.

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.” – Karen Blixen


Twice-daily game drives are offered for all our guests, whether you are booked overnight or only here for a Day Visit – Our family-friendly Game Drives are open to everyone. Drives are led by a skilled guide on an open-air safari vehicle and must be booked 24 hours in advance.

With hundreds of species of animals to spot, the early morning and early evening game drives are the best way to start and end the day.

  • Max 20 guests (x 2 game viewers)
  • 7 am-9 am  OR  4 pm-6 pm (seasonal time changes may apply)
  • R250 per person, children under 5 years old go free

guided bush walks

Exploring the bushveld on foot 

Our interactive and personal bush walks will get your heart pumping and your mind learning. There are a few of the finer things of nature that can be missed on a game vehicle, so putting on your walking shoes and stepping onto the farm will get you up close and personal as you learn hands-on about the bush.

  • Max 6 guests (12 yrs and older)
  • 8 am to 9 am
  • R150 per person

animal feeding

Educational, family-friendly, and fun – Become part of our team for a morning and get up close and personal with the animals in our breeding herds during a feeding outing. This activity is a guaranteed experience for a great view of some of our prided animals.   

  • Max 10 guests 
  • 7 am-8 am 
  • R100 per person, children under 5 years old go free


We are proud of our wildlife at Shikwaru – While we do offer many different activities to interact with nature, we also offer other fun activities to participate in at your leisure.

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”John Muir

Spa treatments

Indulge in an array of pampering spa treatments preformed by skilled technicians in our cozy spa treatment room located in our main camp, offering absolute privacy and relaxation.

Our spa treatment room is perfect for solo or couples treatments. 

Spa treatments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. 

archery for all ages

The history of the bow and arrow is entwined in the history of humanity. Archery initially emerged as a technique for hunting, later for warfare, and now is a thriving sport. At Shikwaru, even the novice can enjoy the adventure of archery! Accompanied by an archery instructor, we will introduce you to this age-old sporting technique at our range. Advanced booking is required.

  • 7 yrs and older
  • 1 hour, R80 per person
  •  Genesis Bows and Arrows rental included

play area

When children play outside and away from their devices, it aids their physical health and helps them become emotionally and intellectually tougher. Outdoor activities increase vitamin D, help develop motor skills, teach about risk-taking, and increase a child’s appreciation for nature. 

Our multi-recreation center will have kids climbing, sliding, and jumping! Equipped with a jungle gym, an in-ground trampoline, and a challenging putt-putt course, this space will entertain kiddies for hours!

swimming pool

Our beautiful waterfall rock pool at the main camp promises to be refreshing on the hot summer days for kids and adults alike! With a sloped entry, the shallow end is perfectly suited for smaller children while the deep end is fun for experienced swimmers. Built-in underwater benches on each side of the deep are a great place to sit and relax in the water. 

Amani Camp and Kolobe Camp each have their own private pool splash pools as well.

fitness center

Keep with your routien while you travel – Shikwaru’s gym is equipped with the latest machinery and technology from Technogym including a treadmill, a recumbent, upright bike and an extensive range of weight-lifting equipment. Guests can help themselves to water, and complimentary towels and relax in the fully air-conditioned space.

area activities

Looking for something extra to do during your stay at Shikwaru? Special activities can be arranged for guests in our local area, including by not limited to: Legend Golf & Big 5 Safari, Palala Rhino Sanctuary, Microlight Flights, Bouncy Croc activities, Adventures with Elephant in Bela-Bela, and more! Speak to our staff to customize your unique experience at during your stay at Shikwaru.

Looking to plan a getaway, a wedding, a baby tea, or a conference? Contact us today to find out more about our offerings and availability.

Looking to plan a getaway, a wedding, a baby tea, or a conference?
Contact us today to find out more about our offerings and availability.