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Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

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Open Now: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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What a unique experience with the animals on horseback

We had a great time with Howard, our guide, the horses and the animals. I saw more wild animals... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Quest19349688090
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Awesome experience!!

Friendly staff. Very obliging. Dilo is a helpful gentleman who is always smiling. His assistant... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
IsmailH541
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Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve offers you the opportunity to experience the bushveld at only 45 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria in the Hartbeespoort Dam area. It is the perfect location for both day and overnight visitors and a popular stopover...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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R511 | Near by Zilkaats Estate, Madibeng, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time with Howard, our guide, the horses and the animals. I saw more wild animals than expected. We had a wonderful interaction with the animals, particularly with the ostriches following us around. That was hilarious. I would absolutely recommend this and...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff. Very obliging. Dilo is a helpful gentleman who is always smiling. His assistant - Howard, who was the guide was patient with the kids.

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Date of experience: March 2019
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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, we hope to welcome you and your family here again soon! Kind regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the (very) positive side, the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming (Dilo and Barbara) and the horses and the horse riding in the game reserve were excellent (with enthusiastic guide, Howard). The walk up to the Magaliesberg cable way was a highlight. On the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your activities this weekend and I agree with you that the accommodation is value for money. You knew from the moment you made the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance arrived to the reserve, we where welcomed by Dilo our guide exactly on time The hourses are very well trained and the whole experience is so much connected to the nature. You ride the hourses thorough the bush to see giraffes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Michael, thank you very much for your super kind review! It was absolutely wonderful meeting you and your wife and I am happy you had such a great time on our Horse Safari. I am looking forward to seeing you again! Keep well, warm...More

Reviewed March 13, 2019

Best safari I ever did. Silkaatsnek offers a horseback safari, which is absolutely great. You really feel one with the giraffes and zebras walking about. Staff was very friendly and professional and all animals are well cared for. The horses were well trained to deal...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit and for this great review! We are excited to read about your experience and are looking forward to welcoming you here again! Did you know that we are currently developing a Horse Trail into the Magaliesberg Mountains, to...More

Reviewed March 13, 2019

Book in advance if possible. Decide which activity you prefer - we opted for the guided bush walk, but there are various other options - game drive, horse riding and unguided walks. This is a more authentic reserve - no frills but good basic facilities...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review. It's great to read that you had an awesome experience. You definitely had an extremely lucky timing to witness the newborn giraffe! We hope to welcome you here again...More

Reviewed March 12, 2019

Had an incredible guide on our tour, we saw Giraffes up close without any intervention from the guide. It all just happened naturally! I will never go back to Lion Park - their guides throw stones at the animals to get a response out of...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you here again! Kind regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

Reviewed February 22, 2019

We had the best time ever at Silkaatsnek. The staff was friendly and helped us with everything, we went horseback riding through the nature reserve were we saw the wild up close and personal. It was truly an unforgettable experience, thank you so so much

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Date of experience: February 2019
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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2019

Thank you for your kind words Magdel! It was very nice meeting you and your family and we are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We’re looking forward to seeing you again! Kind regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

Reviewed January 31, 2019

What an amazing experience! I would highly recommend this outing. Beautiful wildlife to view on this safari. Perfect and ideal for tourist!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Thank you very much for visiting us and for your positive review! We hope to see you here again. Warm regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

Reviewed January 17, 2019

It is very nice to go here with young children. In many safari parks, young children are not welcome at a game drive. In this park you still have a safari experience.The escorts know exactly where the animals are, so it is not comparable with...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thank you very much for your positive review, we hope to welcome you here again! Kind regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

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