January 9

Out With the Old, in With the New: Silvan Safari Blog


January 9, 2023

Happy New Year from our Silvan family to you and yours! In the spirit of renewal, Silvan Safari is currently undergoing some exciting refurbishments, and we've got all hands on deck to give it a makeover that will blow you away. Watch this space...

Out with the old, in with the new!

It will be out with the old, in with the new at Silvan Safari

The Spirit of The Trees

Silvan Safari was designed to inspire and foster creativity. Even our namesake meaning the "spirit of the trees," was the inspiration for the concept of the design for each of our unique suites. 

We will be repainting and replacing the much-loved wallpaper throughout the lodge as well as reupholstering everything from headboards to sofas, so that our guests will once more be able to enjoy the unique contemporary styling and décor of Silvan Safari.

Beautiful detailed emboridery on the upholstery in our Knobthorn suite

It's the details that make each suite at Silvan unique

Your Very Own Open-Air Bush Cinema

But we aren't only known for our luxury suites, and any of our guests will be the ones to tell tales of our famous decks. These spacious outdoor areas allow you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. And with our new decks, this experience will be even more impressive.

Swim laps in the beautiful pool on the Jackalberry main deck

Hang out on the Jackalberry main deck or by your own plunge pool

Whether you're swimming laps in the pool on our Jackalberry-shrouded main deck or lounging with a book next to your private plunge pool, there's nowhere better to relax and reconnect with nature. Or to sip on a cocktail (keep them coming!).

Enjoy a drink next to your private plunge pool at Silvan Safari

Enjoy a drink next to your private plunge pool

But our decks aren't just a place to relax. They also offer incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. You may as well call them your very own private open-air bush cinema! You'll always have a front-row seat to the incredible sights and sounds of the South African wilderness from here. It's the best seat in the Kruger!

Sit on the deck at Silvan Safari and enjoy your front-row seats to the greatest wildlife show in Africa

Sit on the deck and enjoy your front-row seats to the greatest wildlife show in South Africa

So, until we reopen our doors and do the grand reveal...start dreaming and planning your stay at the new and improved Silvan Safari. Our team is working hard to ensure every detail is ready for your return. We can't wait to welcome you back to our special slice of the Sabi Sand!

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Savannah St Claire

Born in the picturesque City of Cape Town, Savannah is no stranger to the beauty and adventure Africa has to offer. With a bachelor's degree in Digital Marketing under her belt and a passion for travelling in her heart, she is taking to her new path in life like a moth to a flame. When not chasing sunsets, you'll find her enjoying the finer things in life and South African wines are no exception!

  • Cannot convey the depths of disappointment in having to cancel our family trip this past December. That said, we are looking forward to spending time with you next December and are counting down the days to a fabulous trip to Silvan.

    • Hello Alice,

      Lately, time seems to move faster than a race between a cheetah and an impala these days. You will find yourself watching an African sunrise on a crisp morning in no time. Time will, at that time, appear to be still.

      Africa awaits your arrival; see you soon.

      Best regards

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