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Shik Shack

  • Capacity: 18 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Off the R531 Orpen Road, Acornhoek, 1380, Mpumalanga
  • No children under 3
  • From R500 per night (sleeps 2)


Shik Shack Backpackers 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 Backpackers 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.


Swimming Pool
Braai Area
Secure Parking
Free Wifi


  • Bar
  • Airport Transfers By Arrangement
  • Swimming Pool
  • Guided Game Drives As Extra
  • Braai Area
  • Guest Lounge
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Restaurant On Premises
  • Self Catering
  • Free Wifi
  • WiFi

Activities Onsite

  • Bird Watching
  • Swimming

Activities Nearby

  • Horse Riding
  • Big Five
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Guided Walk

Languages Spoken

  • English

Meal Types Offered

  • Room Service
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner By Arrangement
  • Picnic Baskets By Arrangement
  • Teas
  • Meals By Arrangement

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking
  • 24 Hour Security

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Electronic Bank Transfer

Review Summary

4 out of 5from 3 reviews for Shik Shack
Value for money


  • Off the R531 Orpen Road, Acornhoek, 1380, Mpumalanga
  • Guests think Shik Shack is in a good location
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  • Capacity: 18 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Off the R531 Orpen Road, Acornhoek, 1380, Mpumalanga
  • No children under 3
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