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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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turnerjs08
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I stayed one night on my way to another place, and so didn't hire a car, but the staff collected me from the airport and then gave me a cold bottle of water. A welcome drink at reception was lovely, and then I was driven to my chalet/villa. It was not safe to walk out at night (in case of... More 

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Ashkelon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The location is perfect for a visit to Kruger Park. The road up to the estate is somewhat bumpy but well worth it. The villas are very well equipped and spacious. The young dutch couple running it are lovely and very very helpful and they work together with a guide whi os very knowledgable

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Beautiful lodges with private porches and outdoor grills for cooking. Very nice outdoor pools and friendly couple managing the property! It was so quiet, we enjoyed just sitting on the porch listening to the birds!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

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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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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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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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thatched-roof units feature African-inspired decor and neutral colours. Each unit at Silonque Bush comes equipped with a private entrance, flat-screen satellite TV and a terrace offering views of the African bush. The bathroom includes a bath and/or shower and free toiletries. Guests can prepare meals in the privacy of their self-catering unit which offers a fully equipped kitchen. Barbecue facilities are available in every house. Silonque Bush Estate is a holiday/residential estate founded in 2004 by Dutch developers with a dream. It is bordering the world famous Kruger National Park, near the town Phalaborwa. Silonque Bush Estate offers you everything African bush life is famous for. Unique surroundings, spacious houses with sufficient space inside as well as outside and a fantastic view on the African nature. Silonque Bush Estate is 67 hectare and is part of the much bigger Silonque East nature reserve. There are no fences separating the different areas. This enables the wild animals to roam freely through the entire Silonque East nature reserve. Animals that we have on Silonque Bush Estate are a.o.: - Impala's - Warthogs - Giraffe - Zebra - Elephant - Waterbucks - Different bird species ... more   less 

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Address: Plot 30-32 Silonque East Nature Reserve, Phalaborwa 1390, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa
Price Range: $73 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Silonque Bush Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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