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Luxury in the African bush, hot tub & free WIFI

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
lodge
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Phalaborwa Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Full privacy home and deck, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and living area

On a luxury **** self catering resort, you can find your dream house in the middle of the African bush. The house is build only 300 yards from the Kruger Park fence and has an unobstructed view of the Kruger NP. The house has 2 full bathrooms with both a bath and shower. A fully equipped kitchen, bbq, and living rooms, an outside shower while watching sunrise over the Kruger NP, warmed splash pool to watch the stars and Milky Way and Free WIFI! The resort offers 2 swimming pools and a tennis yard. This resort (Silonque) has only 8 houses, so it is not too crowded.

For a safari into the Kruger NP you can be picked up from the house and you can also drive yourself. But if you take a nice day at the house, you will find many animals just passing by!

Even though it is self catering you can use breakfast at the resort (additional costs).

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Guido Bos
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch, We know how Google translate works!
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2016

About Guido Bos

We are a small family from Holland. Visiting Africa was much more exciting than we ever could imagine. We always went on holiday to the US as our number 1 destination. It still is beautiful out there. Africa gives you the feeling of being back to life's origin. This is how life was meant to be! No rush, silence, clear air, wild live all around you and peace of mind. All three of us have our own hobbies and things you want to do on holiday. At Silonque everyone is enjoying our days up there, because each of us can find what he or she wants.

Guido Bos purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Guido Bos chose South Africa

To get the real African experience, you have to be out in the bush. But of course you also want some luxury, safety, privacy, wild life, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, restaurants and supermarkets nearby and all other amenities. This home gave us all of that and more. The property we own is build on 100 x 100 square meters of African bush, situated on a luxury resort that helps you with anything you need, and then some.

Phalaborwa is a dream come true for the adventurous soul. With so much to do, from playing golf, shopping, going on game drives to watching birds in their most natural environment.

Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights – this is real Africa.

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks – Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man’s interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries – from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela – is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park’s natural assets.

What makes this lodge unique

This site allows me 2000 characters to describe our unique benefits.. I would need 20000. The day starts with a beautiful sunrise over the Kruger-park. After you have watched that, undisturbed and unseen by anyone else at the resort, you can shower outside or take a bath in an original handmade African bathroom. The kitchen for breakfast offers you everything you need, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, oven.. you name it. If you want served breakfast, just walk 3 minutes to the resort's restaurant. Then you can start the day enjoying numerous unique adventures. Do you like to watch birds, you are in heaven; if you prefer wildlife like deer (impala's, Nyala's, waterbocks, steenboks etc), warthogs, giraffes, zebra's, but also sometimes elephants... just stay home and sit on our terrace. Do you prefer the complete Big Five, it is only a short 15 minutes drive to the Kruger National park gate. Today you feel less adventurous? Take a dip in one of the two pool's on the resort, still in the middle of the bush. When you drive into the Kruger National Park, don't forget to have lunch at one of the 'restcamps'. These restaurants all have a terrace outside with a view of the river where elephants, rhino's, crocodiles roam accompanied by numerous amounts of small and very large birds that will entertain you. Are you interested in art? Everywhere you will find traditional African art shown and sold. It is also a unique place in South Africa where you can visit townships to meet and greet local African people. Another unique benefit that our house offers is a high thatched roof, which keeps the heat out even on the warmest of days. (still too warm for you? We have very good airconditioning) Sometimes you might want to show your Facebook friends how much you enjoy your holiday, don't you? That is why we offer free WIFI! Yes even in the African Bush! Maybe the most unique benefit is our staff at the resort, they will make sure your dream vacation will come true

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Luxury in the African bush, hot tub & free WIFI
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
4

Nice lodge well Placed with Nice Views

  • 4 of 5

We Stayed here for Three nights and the lodge was well maintained and had good views of the Bush, although we only got to see a Leopard tortoise but plenty of Birds. We had breakfast on a couple of mornings and the disappointing thing about this was, it seemed that they could not wait to clear up and get you out .

On the house keeping, the outside were we sat was always covered in dead moths from the night before and the cleaners always left them there, so by day two it was left to me to clear up the bodies, and there were lots of them. Very Nice couple that ran the place, but that was not enough to want us to come back.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Thank you so much for your review! I am glad you loved the view. Being in the bush like this gives you the best experience of the real bush! This year is an awful year for animals because of the drought. We have been at the house since April 26th and we did have some mornings as well where there were many moth on the floor outside. The problem is that there are not enough birds to catch all of them. Did you ask the housekeeping to clean them every morning? They would have gladly done that for you. In South Africa it is common that waiters clear your plate as soon as you have finished eating. May be that has caused your idea that they wanted you out at breakfast. I know Pretty (the lady) very well and she has all the time in the world to give you a nice breakfast. So this must have been a misunderstanding. If you do decide to come back, you will see more animals, less moth and breakfast is on us !
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5

Luxury home in the bush next to the Kruger Park

  • 5 of 5

Yingwe is a luxury home in the Silonque Bush Estate. The home has 2 bedrooms with a private bathroom next to the bedroom. There is a big kitchen en living room including all the equipment you need to feel at home (airco, microwave and standard oven, Satellite TV etc). There are a lot of nice spots to sit and relax outside the house and the Estate has a very nice swimming pool. You can also have a breakfast or diner (not all year) near to the swimming pool. You are very close to the Kruger National Park so you have the possibility to spot animals like Giraffs, Kudu's, Spingbok, Impala's, Monkeys and even Elephants next to your house. The people at Silonque Bush Estate are very friendly and always willing to help. There are enough possibility's to book Safari's or to visit interesting things in the neighborhood. We were a there for almost a week and we had a very nice and relax time in the house and at the estate.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Koen & Jesje, Thanks for staying at our home. We are very glad that you enjoyed it so much. Hope to see you again! Guido & Mireille
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5

Toplocation in the bush

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, beautiful location, lots of animals and birds, beautiful estate, nice people. It is like being in the wilderness with all the comfort you need.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lili & Wouter, You are welcome anytime! Guido & Mireille
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5

Wat a great location in the middle of the Bush!

  • 5 of 5

It was not only the location. Also the views, the house, the whole environment, and so much animals we have spotted during our vacation.

The house is nice en very relaxt to stay in with a fantastic view over The Kruger Park and the drinking place nearby for the animals.

It was for us a vacation we will not forget.

We will come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anton & Connie, We are glad you enjoyed your holiday so much! Looking forward to seeing you again. Guido & Mireille
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5

Quiet, luxury and friendly

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the reception and were very warm welcomed by Laura & Pascal, the managers of the resort. They took us to the beautiful house. We had a beautiful view and were visited several times by local animals, like warthogs, impala's and waterboks. At night we could hear the lions roar in the Kruger NP. The children loved the swimming pools. It was a bumpy ride to get there, but worth it!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gerard. It was nice to have you stay in our house. Hope to see you soon back again!
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5

Merveilleux !

  • 5 of 5

Magnifique maison avec tout le confort dans un lieu exceptionnel ! Des gens adorables et Guido nous a été précieux pour organiser notre voyage.

Le safari avec Craig était super.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Phalaborwa Airport
Nearest Barpub
Pool bar
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Car: recommended

Only 15 minutes away from the Phalaborwa gate to the world famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. In the Kruger Park you can drive yourself or you can book a guided game drive, Bird Watching tour, bush braai or game walk. Make sure to check out the night drive to find some of the big cats. The Phalaborwa area is known for hosting a lot of jaguars. We even spotted a cheetah and cubs within 2 miles of the Kruger gate.

The Silonque Bush Estate is ideally located near the Kruger Park, but also the famous Blyde river Canyon is within an hours drive. You can drive the Panorama Route and see beautiful waterfalls, cliffs, canyons and even rainforest! Visit God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Mac Mac falls, Berlin falls, Three Rondavels all in one day or come back another day to enjoy it more leisurely. Our staff can book the excursions in the Kruger Park for you and can arrange a river safari or township visit with your own guide.

Two hours away from Phalaborwa is Tzaneen, and the beautiful green Magoebaskloof. Tea gardens can be visited there and you can also have your braai at the foot of a wonderful waterfall. If you like some adventure, make sure to check out the zip-line there! Imagine soaring over the river canyon from wall to wall. It's an experience you will never forget.

In the town of Phalaborwa you will find modern supermarkets and shopping malls. There are some very good restaurants in town (our staff can make you a reservation) if you don't want to do a braai on your own covered porch for a change. In Phalaborwa you will also find a special golf course where you can play golf surrounded by wildlife.

Rates & Availability

Phalaborwa Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$213
$1,280
$5,333
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$133
$747
$2,667
 

Additional information about rental rates

Breakfast can be included at € 10,00 per person.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Phalaborwa Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , double washbasin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , double wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Outside shower, private and view over Kruger NP
  • Both bathrooms are handmade in original African style!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms have a closet, safe, desk, musquito-nets over the beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house is self-catering but the staff can provide a breakfast for you upon request. Also there is a grocery service and braai service where they will prepare all the food for your braai (you need to braai it yourself). Housekeeping will do the dishes for you.

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