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“Family Get away”

Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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.

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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 time together while appreciating nature. We are looking forward to welcoming you again, so that we can take you on a Night Walk to forget about tv! Kind regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

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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 was a memorable last out-of-town get together for our group. Very accessible from Joburg!

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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 Nature Reserve

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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 breeding ostrich and many, many species of antelopes. Dilo and Hessel were our perfect guides. It was 20 years ago that I was riding a horse, but they helped me to feel save and comfortable. An other day we went hiking up the Magaliesburg mountain, partly on a trail, the last part the guides showed us where to go. They pointed out all kinds of interesting plants and knew all the birds just by hearing their sounds. On the top we had a magnificent view. It was inspiring to see Hessel and Dilo being so dedicated to this lovely park. We love to come back one day.

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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 well, kind regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

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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.

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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 to welcoming you again! Kind regards, Dilo - Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve

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