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Silonque Bush Estate

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Plot 30-32 Silonque East Nature Reserve, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is the first time we tried self catering in South Africa. In this case it means that breakfast is included. It worked out fine. It is conveniently located some 20 minutes from the entrance to the Kruger Park and the Hans Merensky golf course. The estate itself is indeed a bush environment which in itself is not very attractive... More 

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Thank Simon W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent accommodation this is! The whole family truly enjoyed our stay here. Wished we could stay for longer than the 4 days. Aside from the rough access road, this is a dream get-away where you get to enjoy the tranquil with nature in the bush.

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Houten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

We were welcomed by the founder of the estate who currently replaces the management couple while they were away on a journey. We were given a delicious iced tea drink (tasted so good!). Silonque Bush Estate really lives up its name: we saw lots of different animals crossing the roads and we even met some warthogs while relaxing at the... More 

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Thank Laura S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

As elderly South Africans who visit the area often we found Silonque above average. We stayed 8 days. Positives: Friendly honest efficient staff. Efficient but very slow WiFi (0.5 Mbps). Serviced and beds made up. Responsive to maintenance issues. On arrival we got our own gate controller. Elephants visited camp at least two nights. We inadvertently left a small bag... More 

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Thank Mike V
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

What wonderful accommodation! A lovely spacious home away from home! It is peaceful... and really so comfortable. We were extremely happy with Silonque... and we will definitely be back in future!! We stopped over for the night after leaving Kruger to break up our journey back to JHB. And what a great way to feel you're still in the bush!... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Fantastic place to stay in the bush. You really feel like you are "away from it all" as the estate is about 15 minutes from town. I disagree with some reviewers that it was hard to find as there were many signs along the way. The estate has a lot of wildlife-we saw tons of impala and rabbits. The staff... More 

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Ngwenya, Swaziland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We used Silonque as a one night stopover on route to Mopani Camp in Kruger National Park, to break our journey from Swaziland. We were met by Christiaan who showed us around and explained everything perfectly. Silonque is an estate of privately owned houses of various sizes that are rented out when their owners are not their. We booked through... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

This is what dream holidays are made of, what a phenomenal place. The houses are luxurious, clean, the best linen I've slept on in a long time I cannot write enough praises for this place! If I could live here I would- don't think I'll like the summer bugs though. To everyone who makes Silonque what it is, I take... More 

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Thank AmerikaM
New York, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is 2.5 stars or 3 stars at best, and for 2.5 stars it's great. However it is not 4 star as advertised. For example: burnt out ashen candles on table, broken faucet, leaky geyser, dirty cheap furniture, no cushions for outdoor furniture, no basic kitchen needs like paper towels or cooking oil.

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Silonque, Manager at Silonque Bush Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We apologise that our establishment did not meet your expectations. We have certainly taken all your remarks to our attention. We are a self-catering establishment and provide a fully equipped kitchen, but not the personal extra needs. As for the leaking geyser, we apologise that this fault occurred during your... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Laura and Pascal and all staff very friendly and enthusiastic. The single bedroom chalets are attractive, private, comfortable and one of ours came with a beautiful, typically African bath. Kitchen facilities excellent. The pools are secluded and relaxing. There is a stretch of unpaved road to get to Silonque but it was easily doable in our 2WD sedan and we... More 

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