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Johannesburg, South Africa

BIRTHDAY MAGIC

Review of Siviti
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 Mar 2024
We had the most MAGICAL 5 star, four day stay at Siviti.

Our booking was through Tayla @Bushscapes who's service were exceptional.

Moving forward to our arrival at Siviti, the welcome, the lunch, transfer to our spacious rooms made us confident we chose the right spot for our birthday celebrations.

Leo and Tshepo, our ranger and guide were phenominal! We saw the Big 5 on our first outing and it only got better as the days flew by. The herd of 100 strong buffalo was a first for me. There was never a dull moment on these drives, filled with anecdotes and so much laughter.

The Chefs, WOW, Prince and his staff fed us in abundance, best babotie ever, the lamb, the prawns, the breads, the salmon, the venison, the braai, the salads. Every meal was a symphony of flavours. Peter, our butler, thank you for keeping our wine glasses full and serving us with a smile.

Our Housekeeper, you were incredible! The big surprise on Valentine's night was so appealing.

In closing, WELL DONE SIVITI TEAM, everything was on point and we will certainly visit again.
Date of stay: February 2024
Room Tip: The Lodge only sleeps 12 - we loved this, others may not.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

My husband and I have just returned from the most magical, extravagant and adventurous holiday Ever!!! I have never been to a place that made me feel like royalty and the staff there are super friendly. The service is more than 5 star it's incredible. My Ranger Leo and Tracker Tshepo made sure I got the full wildlife experience. I saw the big 5 up close within 2 days. Zako our personal butler took great care of us and definitely made me feel like a star. The food that the Chef prepared was absolutely delicious and their portions are meant for Kings. The accommodation is wonderful and the cleaning staff are on point. They do so many things that make you never want leave and leave you thinking about your next return.

Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

Siviti is a small, intimate lodge with only 6 rooms, maximum 12 guests at any time. We had lodge 6 which was fabulous, on entering to the right there was a large sitting area with bifold windows allowing a perfect view of the bush, and the baboons who frequented the area. On the left was a giant bed with mosquito nets leading to the bathroom and outdoor/indoor shower. The room was beautifully maintained throughout our stay. Our plunge pool was almost a swimming pool. Whilst this is a small lodge it is equally as good as larger lodges we have stayed at. The chefs produced wonderful food - fillet steak cooked to perfection - and a wonderful array of cold plates along with a selection of cooked food for breakfast. Game drives were excellent. Our guide, Leo, and tracker Tship, were brilliant, we had seven sightings of leopards along with the other 'big five'. Leo was incredibly knowledgeable, charming and funny. Tship made the best bush mix at morning coffee and great G&Ts for sundowners. We even had an elephant join us next to the balcony where we were having pre-dinner drinks one evening. All of the staff were lovely, especially Peter, our butler, who looked after us so well. Definitely a lodge well worth a visit.

Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

Every aspect was good, we had a lovely stay! The lodge is beautiful and the staff are friendly and professional. Their attentiveness and hospitality is remarkable. We also had awesome sightings on our game drives

Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

We spent four days at Siviti.
What an incredible experience - Firstly we saw the big 5 every day, and kills on two days, just phenomenal game viewing.
The lodge is beautiful, extremely well appointed, luxury in every way.
The food is amazing and nothing is too much for the staff. Easy connections from CPT - such a treat, highly recommended. It is well priced and exceeded expectations in every way!

Room tip: Book the Villa with private pool
Date of stay: July 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

Our family of 4, with two teenagers was joined by an aunt and the two grans, both in their mid-eighties. We had exclusive use of the Homestead with its dedicated team and we had a wonderful time. Outstanding service by Civilised (chef) and Peter (butler) as well as Surprise and Sidwell (house keepers). Food was outstanding and the unit is tastefully furnished and very comfortable. The highlight of the stay was the game drives, of course, and our dedicated guide (Rico) and our tracker (Nic) were an exceptional team bursting with deep knowledge of animal behaviour as well as bird life, flora and fauna. On the first drive we got to see four of the big five! And were treated to multiple wild dog sightings including a skirmish between spotted hyena and the wild dogs, leopard, elephant, lions, hyena, buffalo, kudu and the list goes on. An absolute first was seeing giraffes mock fighting as well as lions mating! All in all, our entire group experienced service excellence at its best and had a wonderful visit. Bongani, the front office manager at the main lodge, also gave us a tour of the lodge which was good to see with exciting renovations taking shape. A stunning lodge that is definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for African bush luxury at its best.

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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