Hlovani means: Something Excellent. And that is truly what you will experience with us.Percy started Hotel hlovani River Lodge as one of his lifelong dreams. He is not new to entrepreneurship. He has run a number of companies. But he did start his career in the hospitality industry, working his way up in some of the country’s top hotels. His passion for service excellence and learning gave him all the skills he needed to couple with his passion for service and start Hlovani River Lodge.

He grew up with his Grandmother hosting many visitors to the area as they did not have a place to sleep for the night. She never took money from her guests. Her heart was soft and her desire to serve these travellers with no lodging was great. Rested with full tummies she would send them on their way the next morning to reach their destination. Her deeds sowed the seed in Percy. Now Percy is building his own legacy born of a long lived tradition as a child.



Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

Alvin konda

Mr Percy Shikwambana

Owner & Founder - Hotel Hlovani River Lodge