Enjoy the quietness of the African bush while the impala’s, waterbucks and warthogs roam through your garden and in the background you can occasionally see the elephants drink from the water hole. Take a sundowner on your own terrace, listen to the birds and watch the magnificent sunset or the African stars while the children play in the private swimming pool…. a magical experience.

Welcome to Umoja! Swahili for ‘the spirit of togetherness’.

This magificent bushvilla is situated on the 4 star Estate on Silonque Nature Reserve , adjacent to and with a view at the Kruger Park. On the estate you will find an additional swimming pool and simple tennis court, and you can book massages. The reserve is separated from the Kruger Park by a fence and there is always staff present at the estate. 

This unique holiday home is located in the North-East of one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, in the Limpopo province on the outskirts of Phalaborwa (town of two summers). Phalaborwa got this name because you can enjoy beautiful sunny weather and nice temperatures the whole year around. The south African summers (nov/jan) are warm and humid, the winters (jun/aug) are sunny with mild temperatures and cool nights. The small town of Phalabowa has some nice restaurants, an absolutely fabulous golf course, and – contrary to Hoedspruit – has a direct entrance to the world famous Kruger Park via the Phalaborwa gate.

To really make this a trip of a lifetime we highly recommend a (private) game drive in the Kruger park with the best ranger in the area: full/half day, morning/afternoon, sunrise/sunset. Wether you are an experienced gamewatcher, or a true birder, you will definitely always learn something new. 

The villa is conveniently located for a variety of excursions and daytrips, not only a safari through the Kruger Park, but a sunset safari boatcruise on the Olifantsriver, a day trip along the beautiful Panorama route, ziplining and a picnick along the waterfalls at the Magoebaskloof or a visit to one of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers in Hoedspruit. These are all self drive excursions but we can assist you with bookings. 
The ideal place to base your stay while visiting some of South Africa’s highlights from one location or for a shorter stay during your trip through South Africa., impressing all types of travellers. You can book from1 night although we highly recommend a minimum of 2 nights. Enjoy the luxuries of a hotel like towels, linen, laundry service (€- no washing machine in the house) and the possibility of breakfast at a communal area, but with the added privacy of a home. When needed we can see if we can arrange a simple meal upon arrival but please enquire beforehand. The friendly staff is at your disposal as well. 

IMG_2406Check out this website and if you have any questions; don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope to welcome you soon to your little gem in the bush!

Chantal & Serge Settels