Total relaxation and Kruger National Park as backyard. Those are the things Silonque Bush Estate is the most famous for. Off course we offer a lot more! To start with the houses. Our houses are luxury, spacious and private; all the ingredients you need for a comfortable stay.
Besides our two swimming pools and tennis court, Silonque Bush Estate offers you the full South African experience. During daytime you can enjoy the birds, warthogs, impalas and all other animals that roam freely on the estate. During nighttime you are able to hear the lions roaring from Kruger National Park and maybe even a hyena or elephants.
Kruger National Park covers almost 19,000 km2 and extends 360 km from north to south and 65 km from east to west. It was established in 1893 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld. The park is home to an incredible number of species such as 49 different fish, 500 different birds and over 145 mammal species, including the ‘Big Five’.
The huge diversity of animals in the park, makes a safari an incredible experience. If you ever wanted to see the Big Five, this is your chance.
There are several safaris such as morning and evening safaris and full day safaris in an open vehicle. There is also the option to do a walking safari accompanied by a ranger. A riversafari on the Elephants river is also a great experience. We advise you to book your safaris in advance.
Driving your own car through the Kruger National Park is a cheap alternative and also a great experience.
Golf in the wild
For a nice day of golf there is the Hans Merensky Golf course in Phalaborwa. This 18 hole Championship golf course, designed by Bob Grimsdell, has been voted as the best course (on foot) in the country and is adjoining the Kruger National park. Experience what it’s like to tee off in the middle of the bush between wildlife. Don’t be surprised when the monkeys are playing with your golf ball. Just accept it and move on. That’s what makes golf in the bush so special. Play golf, enjoy nature and have fun with the animals and each other.
The panorama route
One of the most beautiful travel destinations of South Africa is by far the idyllic Panorama Route. Stretching through the Northern Drakensberg in the Mpumalanga province. You will pass the Great Escarpment, the inland plateau where it declines abruptly onto the Lowveld plains. The spectacular views are at it’s best in the dry winter months. But don’t worry! The rest of the year is also breathtakingly beautiful. So take your car and enjoy the three rondavels, pinnacle rock, god’s window, the amazing bourkes luck putholes, the Berlin falls and many more.
The Blyde river canyon
The Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons on earth. It has a length of 26 km and is on average around 800m deep. The landscape is known for its deep ravines, green valleys, fast-flowing rivers and waterfalls. It’s the home for lots of animals, among them are the ‘Big Five’, giraffes, antelopes and hippos.
The best way to discover the Blyde River Canyon is by foot. The Canyon has well marked hiking trails, with the lengths differing between one hour and even several days. It’s also great to do a boat safari on the Blyde River Canyon with breath taking views.