Ultra Luxury Lodge in the Sabi Sand Reserve
Sabi Sand Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park
Silvan Safari is the newest luxury lodge in the Sabi Sand region of the Kruger National Park. No indulgence was ignored or level of luxury overlooked to create the world’s grandest safari experience. Located in the northern section of the spectacular Sabi Sand region, where the roar of the lion is your morning wake up call and the cry of the fish eagle your hourly reminder that every heart and soul on earth beats with the connected rhythm of these historic lands.
Silvan redefines luxury safari in Africa and the inspirational leadwood forest provides the ideal canvas for this groundbreaking lodge. The contemporary, modern architecture is slick and bold. With six extraordinary suites, and one family unit, the lodge provides an enchanting, intimate setting to immerse yourself in this forested paradise. The pure, calming energy of the Manyeleti River flows at Silvan’s doorstep, nourishing the trees and bringing life to the area. Revel in this from your own private plunge pool, watching elephants stroll by in the grandest safari pool in Africa. The design and decor, environmental impact are all state-of-the-art, yet elegantly understated.
Five of six the Suites are double units perfected suited to a romantic getaway, but for families, the Leadwood Family Suite is perfectly split into two separate bedrooms connected by an open-air deck that is wrapped around the branches of a Leadwood tree. Each Suite has its own private plunge pool where you can watch elephants stroll by. Other room facilities include ceiling fans, aircon, fireplaces, numerous outdoor and indoor sitting areas and en-suite bathrooms with both a shower and a bath.
Silvan Safari's public areas are similarly alluring with extensive wooden decks leading to hidden corners throughout the lodge where you can relax and unwind.
Dining too is a breakthrough experience and one of the main draws to Silvan aside from its design and wildlife experiences. The majestic Jackalberry tree with a lower breakfast deck, outdoor gazebos and the Modjaji dining room are living spaces for gathering and sharing. We encourage a relaxed dining experience and as such allow our guests to set the rhythm and routine of their day. Meals are typically served in the main lodge but can be enjoyed privately on your deck or shared with a group in a specially chosen location.
While you need to look no further than the riverbed below Silvan to spot wildlife, game drives offer you the best chance to experience the incredible variety of animals which the Sabi Sand is so famous for. An early wake-up call at dawn will see you rise with the bush and its residents. Silvan mimic the movements of the wild, going in search of wildlife when they're most likely to be on the move (early mornings, late afternoons, and evening) and retreating to the shade as they do for respite from the midday heat. Blankets and state-of-the-art Swarovski binoculars are available in the vehicles. Silvan also offers the opportunity to discover the wildlife of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on foot.
An exquisite spa is also available to relax and unwind while the fully functional gym is there for those liking to keep physically active on holiday. Silvan also boasts a full length (25m) lap pool on the main deck. Keen photographers can head to the Silvan Studio, a state-of-the-art facility equipped with a professional media room, Apple computers and large-scale printers, ensuring you can return home with a perfectly edited gallery of shots!
- Accommodation in Luxury Suites
3 gourmet meals daily
Two game drives daily with a qualified guide, with refreshments & snacks
Return road transfers from the Silvan airstrip (Elephant Plains airstrip or Arathusa airstrip)
On-site pool and treatments at the Ansellia Orchid Spa
State-of-the-art media room for photographers and other creatives
Gourmet meals from the onsite restaurant can be enjoyed outdoors on decks and gazebos or in the dining room, in keeping with the sheer quality of the lodge, the dining experience is simply outstanding.