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Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

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R511 | Near by Zilkaats Estate, Hartbeespoort, South Africa
+27 72 321 2418
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Before this, I had never been horse riding nor had I been on a game drive. This was a wonderful way... read more

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Keabetswe T
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We enjoyed our stay. Would have just liked to have a tv for the evenings though. Would definitely... read more

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Reviewed 7 April 2018
MarykeAslett76
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Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve offers you the opportunity to experience the bushveld at only 45 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria in the Hartbeespoort Dam area. It is the perfect location for both day and overnight visitors and a popular stopover for international tourists, who wish to spend some relaxing days not far from OR Tambo Johannesburg Airport! This privately owned 300 ha rough bushveld lies on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Silkaatsnek offers Game Drives, Horseback Safaris, Bush Walks and Hiking Trails that give you the chance to meet some of Africa’s magnificent wildlife up close and personal. It is home to giraffe, zebra, kudu, nyala, red hartebeest and many more buck and a great variety of colourful birds and butterflies. Bordering the Nature Reserve you also find a self-catering 6-sleeper house, which guarantees a tranquil getaway for families or friends.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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R511 | Near by Zilkaats Estate, Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Before this, I had never been horse riding nor had I been on a game drive. This was a wonderful way to merge the two. I'm a city girl so being in the bush was an uncomfortable thought, the experience however, was the complete opposite....More

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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Keabetswe, Thank you so much for this great review! We really appreciate your kind words and are glad you had such a great experience, although you might not have expected it... We are looking forward to those ''million times over''! Kind regards, Dilo -...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We enjoyed our stay. Would have just liked to have a tv for the evenings though. Would definitely go back again.More

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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Maryke, Thank you for your time to write a review, we really appreciate it and are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. The reason we don't have any tv's is because we would like our guests to spend some real quality...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

My family and I enjoyed the Game drive. The horse-back riding was exceptional. Close up with wildlife

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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you very much for your positive feedback, we really appreciate it and are looking forward to welcoming you again! Kind regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Had a wonderful game drive with a magnificent sunset with good friends at Silkaatsnek some months back. The guide was engaging, enthusiastic, well informed and we had good game spotting. The baby giraffe was a delight! The whole game drive was professionally run and it...More

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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for your very kind and positive words. We are glad you enjoyed your Game Drive with us and we hope to welcome you and your friends again! Kind regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We spent a few days in Silkaatsnek. I specially loved the horseback riding. You feel just part of the nature reserve being so close to all the animals. We saw a baby giraffe just a few meters from where we passed, more giraffes, zebras, a...More

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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you so much for your positive and detailed review! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we are looking forward to your next visit, because there are still many more great things to experience in our Hartbeespoort Dam / Magaliesberg Biosphere area! Keep...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

It was a great experience...though my horse wasn't friendly but I really loved it there and would love to go back and hope to see many more animals.More

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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for your time to write a review, we really appreciate your feedback! Unfortunately I don't recall what your horse was doing wrong, but many apologies for any inconvenience. I am happy though that you still enjoyed the experience and we are looking forward...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

A big thank you to Dilo for making my daughter‘s (16) and my visit to the park so special. It was impressive to come so close to hartbeasts, ostriches, antelopes etc. Wonderful to see the tiny giraffe baby staggering towards its mum. We appreciated the...More

Thank Karin R
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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you very much for these kind words! We really appreciate your effort to write a review and we are happy that you had such a great experience with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you again! Keep well, warm regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Gently trotting on horseback must be one of the best ways to view game! Suitable for young and old, put this on your bucket list! Staff is lovely.

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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for this positive review! Looking forward to welcoming you again in the Hartbeespoort area! Kind regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

I recently took my wife to Silkaatsnek for a romantic horseback ride and picnic for our anniversary. It was absolutely incredible. The staff were very professional, the scenary and wildlife incredible (as this is essentially a 'game drive' on horseback) and the picnic set in...More

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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Dear Michael, thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are very happy that you've had a great experience with us and we are looking forward to seeing you and your wife again. Keep well, warm regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had such a good time in the reserve. The guide that took us through the reserve was very knowledgable. Enev though they don’t have the Big5 we saw a lot. I can suggest this to any traveller that wants to do a game drive.More

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Thank August P
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DiloCom, Manager at Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for this great review, we really appreciate your positive feedback! We are happy that you agree that Africa is not just about the Big 5 and that you enjoyed your Game Drive with us. Looking forward to welcoming you again! Kind regards, Dilo...More

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