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Knobthorn Suite

Silvan’s Noble Thorn

One of Africa’s famous Acacia tree varietals, the Knobthorn is a slow growing, deciduous tree found throughout the Sabi Sand. The name comes from the characteristic knobbly bark which develops as the tree ages, making it easy to identify.

The Knobthorn suite is wheelchair-friendly, providing guests easy access to the main lodge. The soft grey tones of its bark and the fluffy, delicate, yellow bloom of its flowers have been elegantly introduced into the decor and design of the suite. Journey through the Knobthorn and relish in the restorative energy of this sturdy tree.

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You can't get more connected to nature than in this suite delicately built around the ancient trees which already exist here. The energy of these trees permeate into every element, enticing each guest to run their hands through the leaves and over the branches, connecting with their life energy.

Extraordinary elegance blended seamlessly within the forested canopy

The sprawling bed is encompassed by a glorious hand-painted mosquito net halo which opens up to reveal the inviting waters of the private plunge pool and the bush beyond.

Relax in Knobthorn’s oversized scented bubble bath, with easily the best bath view in Silvan. Looking directly onto the riverbed, this is one bath you don’t want to miss. Shrug on your Silvan gown, slip on your Silvan slippers, and indulge in all manner of pampering delights.

Muted greys and comforting yellows unfold in the lounge which overlooks a splendid scene on the sunshine speckled deck. The grand arms of the trees drape the wooden deck in delicate, dappled light.

The deck is your own private kingdom. Relax in this secluded paradise under the welcoming shade of the surrounding riverine forest. Cast your eye through the canopy for a spectacular view of the riverbank below.

Nature and all her quirky beauty - that’s something to celebrate.

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