Silvan Safari Lodge
Lodge style Luxury safari redefined
Sabi Sands' latest hotspot
“Staying at Silvan is an experience like no other safari lodge”. As stated by one of the guests who recently stayed in this brand new destination in Sabi Sands. When founder David Ryan saw this land, surrounded by Leadwood and Jackalberry forest, he knew this was the spot for a new lodge. Not just any cookie-cutter lodge, but something groundbreaking. David: “It’s all about how one act is beautifully connected to another, with Silvan playing her role in this intricate connection, enhancing and inspiring every life she touches”. Touched and inspired you will certainly be, the minute you enter the property of the lodge. Everything and everybody radiates the glorious African spirit. First, there is the amazing team, then the breathtaking architecture, quickly followed by the mindblowing level of comfort, elegance and luxury - and not to forget: the priceless surroundings. Discover Sabi Sands at its best, and be guided by the beating heart of this lodge: the passionate people who will make your stay unforgettable. From manager Johan and chef Odette, to tracker King and housekeeper Connie; they can’t wait to share their love for this land with you.
Silvan Safari boast just six individual suites, located around the main building of the lodge. All of Silvan's six suites offer luxury accommodation, extraordinary space and exquisite river views. And none of the suites are alike. Each has a unique design, although they do have one thing in common: they are all stunning and provide a contemporary, modern feel, with warm and thoughtful decorations. Your private outdoor area is also fully equipped. During those warm siesta hours, or after an exhilarating safari day, the private plunge pool is a welcome cool-down. The pool is perfectly positioned for you to sit, cocktail in hand, watching animals stroll by along the riverbed below. The trees, embracing their size and stature, providing ample space and light, inspire Silvan’s family suites. We can confidently say that it would be hard to find a safari lodge equalling this experience.
Activities at Silvan Safari
As if this wasn’t enough, with the already incredible lodge also comes all the spectacular wildlife Sabi Sands has to offer. And that will make your experience really exceptional, because wilderness without wildlife is just scenery (as said by filmmaker Lois Crisler). The wilderness with all its inhabitants will be literally at your doorstep in this lodge: look no further than the riverbed below your suite. However, game drives offer you the best chance to experience the incredible variety of animals which Sabi Sands is so famous for. An early wake-up call at dawn will see you rise with the bush and its residents. Rangers like Murray and Sipho (better known as Sipps) have the bush in their blood. Share the thrilling experience with them of not knowing what is around the corner. Grab the Swarovski binoculars provided and be in awe of the animals, birdlife, small creatures with big impacts and the knowledge and stories of the rangers and trackers. Afternoons are for exploring more of the forests or a pampering treatment in the spa - a tranquil place, where you can revitalize for the next day. In between all the activities, there is homemade fresh food, created with love by Odette and her kitchen team and accompanied by wide vistas and colourful skies. Is there anything more to wish for at Silvan? Surely not.
Silvan Safari special offer
Sweeten the deal when booking a three night stay at Silvan Safari and receive one night free of charge. This special offer is valid through 19 December 2019 and between 7 January and 19 December 2020.
Tripadvisor comments Silvan Safari
I recently spent 10 days at Silvan Safari, we stayed in the Leadwood family suite, which was absolutely incredible. The sheer size and luxury of the suite is unlike anything I have ever experienced, that coupled with elephants drinking water from the swimming pool makes for truly unforgettable memories. The lodge itself is exquisitely decorated and filled with bespoke art work which captures the essence of the lodge. The safari experience itself is out of this world, the quality of sightings, the guides, and the food all come together to create a once in a life time experience, which hopefully I'll get the opportunity to have again.Sean B from Johannesburg, South Africa
We have spent few days at the Silvan Safari Lodge for our Honeymoon and we had the best time we could ever imagine in Kruger! The place is amazingly beautiful, people are kind and warm, the service is outstanding, the safaris are incredible (we have seen the big 5 and more (including leopards!) in less that 24 hours!) and the rangers shared with us their deep knowledge of nature and animals. The room was stunning: clean, confortable, great view on the river bed, unoverlooked, and decroated with care. Every single experience with the food was a DREAM, the chef is blessed by the gods! The global experience was FABULOUS and they have care many tasteful surprises.Natasha F