The Silvan Story
Silvan is redefining luxury safari in Africa and our inspirational Leadwood and Jackalberry forest provides the ideal canvas for this ground breaking lodge. The contemporary, modern architecture is slick, bold and alluring with a nuanced bohemian flair adding a sense of whimsical artistry. Our flittering hero, the bee-eater, introduces vibrant bursts of colour throughout the lodge and gently weaves its magic into grand art collaborations and intricate hand-woven masterpieces alike.
A Silvan safari is centred around a complete celebration of unique and exceptional experiences. Our mindful approach honours the intricate manner in which all life is connected. From witnessing the unrivaled spectacle of the African sunrise, feasting on sensational culinary delights to connecting with the heart and soul of Silvan, our extraordinary people. Silvan is like nothing ever seen before, a wonder waiting to captivate the heart and connect it to the glorious African spirit.
“It’s all about how one act is beautifully connected to another, with Silvan playing her role in this intricate connection, enhancing and inspiring every life she touches.”
David Ryan - Founder
Architectural elegance optimises the design aesthetic behind each of Silvan’s 6 unique suites. Drawing inspiration from numerous indigenous species of trees found around the lodge, we have intertwined elements such as their name, form and colour into the splendour of every suite.
From the noble knobthorn to the enigmatic cassia, each suite’s design is bespoke and offers individually handcrafted masterpieces throughout. Artistic brilliance has been incorporated in every detail, enticing the eye to explore every minute aspect of the suite.
The Silvan People
The key ingredient to what makes Silvan truly extraordinary is the inspired team who make up our Silvan family. Hailing from all corners, with many coming from the very communities surrounding the lodge, their passion and love for curating unique African
One of life’s greatest joys come from the pleasure of forging new friendships and relationships. The smiles, laughs and experiences shared brings people from all walks of life together, in unison, forever connected by that personal moment in time and fore