November 12

Silvan Safari Is The World’s Leading Luxury Lodge – Again!

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November 12, 2022

We're so excited, and we just can't hide it because Silvan Safari has been voted the World's Leading Luxury Lodge in the World Travel Awards – again, for the fifth year running! This is a big deal for us. It not only means that we're the top safari lodge but also competing on the global stage as the best lodge overall. Here's how we always try to come out on top by creating personalised luxury experiences for our guests.

Sundowners at Silvan Safari

Silvan Safari is a place of joy and celebration

A Big Thank You 

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our guests who visited us this year, wrote reviews, and voted for us in the World Travel Awards. We love welcoming you to our slice of paradise, and we hope to see you back again soon! Silvan Safari could never have gotten to where it is today without your support, and we're eternally grateful.

Then, to our team, who is the heartbeat of the Silvan Safari experience. If you've met them, you'll know exactly what we're talking about! Their unmatched service makes every Silvan Safari stay memorable, and we're very proud of each and every one of them. We hope our Silvan family is fiercely proud of this award because they made it happen!

Staff at Silvan Safari serving bubbly by the pool

World-leading service is what makes your stay at Silvan Safari so special

What Makes Silvan Safari The World's Leading Luxury Lodge?

It's no accident that we were voted the best lodge in the world. It takes a lot of hard work to make it happen. Here are all the top things we try hard to offer all our guests to make their stay not only a highlight on their trip to Africa but in their lives.

Curated Experiences

We don't want to offer your standard safari experience. We believe that if you're coming all the way to Africa, it should exceed your every expectation! That's why we go out of our way to curate the best experience for each guest from the very moment they set foot on Silvan Safari soil.

Limitless Luxury  

Why should you be limited on your luxury safari? We believe in limitless luxury where nothing is asking too much, you can feast to your heart's content and enjoy bottomless bubbly, G&Ts, whiskey – whatever tipple you prefer. We also have one of the biggest ranges of gins in Sabi Sand, so you can drink your way through the options for days! Prefer wine? We're very proud of our highly curated selection of the finest wines for your enjoyment.

Our dishes are also not standard steak and chips, as we go the extra mile to bring you fine dining that will tantalise your taste buds. Expect to be surprised and delighted every day!

High tea is always a treat at Silvan Safari

High tea is always a treat at Silvan Safari

Variety in All Things 

Our menu changes daily because who wants to eat the same thing two days in a row? And it's as lavish as your wildest dreams! Besides breakfast, lunch and dinner, keep some room for our high tea, another extravagant spread.

But we don't limit it to food and drinks. We also switch up the setting, from bush breakfasts in the wild or on the exquisite Jackalberry tree-shrouded lower breakfast deck, to lantern-lit dinners or in the Modjaji dining room. The options are endless. Special occasion? We'll set up something magical for you!

Bush breakfasts at Silvan Safari

Bush breakfasts are a highlight at Silvan Safari

Wildest Setting

Silvan Safari is set in an enviable location within Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, sharing an unfenced border with the world-famous Kruger National Park. Therefore, it's the best place to go on safari! As a private reserve, you get to drive off-road for up-close sightings of wildlife, stay out after dark for a night safari, and don't have to share the road with crowds of other tourists. 

Furthermore, Silvan Safari is known as one of the best places to see the famously elusive leopard. In fact, we even have a resident leopard called Tiyani who might pop in to greet you at the lodge...

Rhino on safari at Silvan Safari

Get up-close and personal with wildlife on your game drive at Silvan Safari

Spa and Wellness

Just being at Silvan Safari, hearing the chorus of wildlife, and breathing in the fresh, aromatic bush aromas are enough to lower your blood pressure.

However, we also have our Ansellia Spa, that's really special in many ways. With floor-to-ceiling windows, you can feel at one with the bush and maybe even see some wildlife amble past. Our spa therapists are also highly skilled and will leave you feeling like you're drifting on a cloud of pure bliss.

Silvan Safari Lodge's Ansellia Orchid Spa

Gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows in the Ansellia Spa

Your Suite

Our Suites are a pretty big deal. Not only in size (they are massive!), but each one is unique and decorated according to its own theme. Throughout, you will see artwork to grab your imagination, stories woven, handstitched, brushed, and more throughout. 

You also have a fully stocked mini-bar to keep the party going, including homemade snacks if you fancy a midnight treat. You can also control everything from the iPad provided, from lighting to music, you barely have to lift a finger to set the right mood.

Silvan safari offers incredible interiors

Luxury and art everywhere you look in your massive suite

Art, Art, Art 

Silvan Safari is a celebration of life's greatest pleasures, and one of these includes art. If you love art, you will be in seventh heaven. There are treasures throughout the lodge that will steal your attention. 

Silvan Safari: A massive installation of bee-eaters suspended in midair

A massive installation of bee-eaters suspended in midair

Longest Pool in Sabi Sand with Bush Views

We're very proud of our long pool with incredible views of the wildlife. You might even see a couple of elephants dipping their trunk in the pool for a drink!

Silvan Safari World's Leading Luxury Lodge has an incredible piool

Our pool is only one of the many things that make us the best

Last But Definitely Not Least, Our Staff

We're always very proud to hear from our guests how seamless and discreet yet hands-on they felt the service was during their stay at Silvan Safari.

Staff at Silvan Safari, World's Leading Luxury Lodge

The smiles you will love to see at Silvan Safari

Come Stay at The World's Leading Luxury Lodge 

We hope to welcome you to Silvan Safari soon so you can see first-hand why we were voted the best. Contact our Travel Experts so that they can start planning your dream African safari today! 

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Tania de Kock

Tania has always been an avid reader, which ultimately led to her life-long dream of becoming a best-selling author. She loves travelling, super spicy food, South African wine, and cats! When she's not reading with a glass of wine, you can find her at the nearest beach or camping, running or hiking in the mountains.

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