|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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).
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Breakfast can be included at € 10,00 per person.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.