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About African Silhouette Guesthouse

Oh How we love to share the African Silhouette Guesthouse experience with each and every traveler.

So close to the city, yet so far from the city noise.
If you love nature, enjoy the African Sky, Birdlife and a bit of adventure, you would love your stay at African Silhouette Guesthouse.

Situated 18 minutes from O R Tambo airport.
Easy access to main surrounding cities, business parks and Sport facilities : Dunblane Equestrian estate, Serengeti Golf and Wildlife estate, Ebotse Golf estate. African Silhouette is nestled in a QUIET Peaceful area called MARISTER, a friendly Agricultural holding area in Benoni. Here you will find people jogging, cycling, going out on horse back ... at African Silhouette Guesthouse gardens boma retreats, it is a safe, fun place to be where birds and people find their daily food and rest.

We bring nature into all occasions and people back to nature.
Within a 20 minutes’ drive from the famous Rietvlei Nature Reserve, hiking trails and Rietvlei dam; a fisher’s paradise, African Silhouette Guesthouse connects Leisure, Romantic and International Guests with various Tourism attractions

It is a perfect Lay Over for Travellers, O.R. Tambo airport is only 18 min drive from African Silhouette Guesthouse. Close enough to the airport yet hidden away from the city noise.

It is a Retreat for some travellers. Solo, Art, Writing, Couples, Prayer, Silent : a place where the soul also rests

The lodge is surrounded by landscaped gardens, a beautiful variety of indigenous trees and plants that hosts different bird species and attracts butterflies. We bring you the tranquil gardens as a room to relax, be revived and refresh next to the dam, rock pool with calming water fall. The African bush and the small indigenous forests in the Boma are a haven for the different bird species including the Cormorant and other fish catching birds.

A maximum of 14 guests per night can enjoy luxury and elegance in a relaxed and convivial environment. Our personal service and attention to detail will ensure an unforgettable experience.

Relax at the pool, enjoy the stunning views from the terrace, sit on a picnic blanket, snack out of a picnic basket while lying back against a tree reading a book. Take photographs of flowering plants, daylilies, clivia, agapanthus, scadoxes, aloes, dieties and many more.

African Silhouette is also ideal as a base to visit the Dunblane Equestrian Country Estate, Serengeti Golf course and wild life Estate. Business hubs like Kempton Park, Benoni, Jet Park, Isando, Atlas all within a mere 10 to 20 minutes’ drive from African Silhouette allowing business travellers to experience a night as if on vacation in a luxury bush lodge. Cultural museums, Architectural Tours, Gold Reef City, Hartebeespoort Dam, Cable Cars, hot air ballooning, Pilanseberg, Lion Park, Pretoria, Cullinan, art galleries and studios are all close by.

Additional extras:

Breakfast : R120 per person (fruity) or (meaty)

Dinner : R120 per person, Traditional, Home made, One meat, One salad/vegetables, One Starch
Two Course Meal : R150 per person

Are you a Romantic Traveller?

Spoil You and Your partner by booking our "Date Night Special"
Romantic Room on Arrival
Candles, Rose petals, Champagne on Ice :R250
Romantic Picnic in the room : R500
Breakfast in Bed (included in room rate)
Dual Aromatherapy Massage : R1000

We believe in Happiness & Love, and add value to each travellers journey.
From Single to Couples, Leisure and Corporate, we even hosted small intimate garden weddings, boma weddings, "picnic - country - poetry weddings"

International Tourist LOVE their African Experience at African Silhouette Guesthouse.
Potjiekos, Game & Barbecue, Biltong, Raw Honey, Boma campfire evenings ...
We love South Africa, its people, arts, cultures, cuisine and gladly share it with the World. Linked with Tourism, tour guides and artists, any day can be extra ordinary and adventurous.

Established in Hospitality since 2006

Things to do within 5 min from African Silhouette Guesthouse :
Horse Riding
Arts & Crafts
Antique Faires
Visit our local Nursery and be inspired by Nature
Cultural Tours : Johannesburg, Soweto, Apartheid Museum, Letsedi, Voortrekker Monument, Botanical Gardens and more ...

and after an exciting day trip - there is nothing like a Lovely Hot Bath/Shower, Clean crisp fresh linen and towels & beautiful spacious rooms to rest, relax and be revived.

We are looking forward to host you
- Please Be our Guests -

Spa: Wellness : Your Health is important to us. With every booking we receive, we personalize the menu according to our guests dietary needs. Experience the taste of Miracle in your mouth at Breakfast. Wellness is one step away from you ...

Golf: Serengeti Golf Course is an easy 15 min drive from African Silhouette Guesthouse

Wedding Venues: Garden and garden chapel is ideal for small intimate weddings Brunch & Lunch Wedding Venue available from 10h00 - 18h00

Conference Venues: Corporate brainstorming sessions and small corporate conference facilities available for a maximum of ten delegates.

Family friendly: Picnic, Families meeting from abroad enjoying family reunions (Ask about our group booking discount)

Romantic: Romantic Moonlight Picnic combined with a Romantic Room - Talk to us, we turn a normal night into a perfect date night, anniversary or Honeymoon night with lasting memories The Ultimate Romantic Experience


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • Standard Twins : Rose Room 1 Standard Twins : Rose Room 1 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Private entrance to the room with Twin (2 single beds or king) This room is a Sunny, Authentic Rustic Open plan with... see more Features:  Twin beds, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Outdoor shower see more Twin beds, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Fan, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
    • Adults
      • Luxury King Suite : Forest Room no.4 Luxury King Suite : Forest Room no.4 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Ultimate Romantic Experience: Suite: King Size Bed, extra depth & lengthAuthentic Rustic Open planCorner bath, basin &... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom see more Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Separate toilet, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Fan, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
        • Adults
          • Standard King: Ghecko Room 3 Standard King: Ghecko Room 3 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Taste a bit Africa & Morocco Decor, Ambiance & CuisineKing Bed Or Two Single Beds on requestEn-suite Shower, basin,... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite see more Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms
            • Adults
              • Luxury King Suite : Mosaic Pebble Room Luxury King Suite : Mosaic Pebble Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Spacious open plan room; with an authentic rustic feel. Garden and private entrance. King Size Bed, extra depth & leng... see more Features:  King beds
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                  • Family Cottage Room 5, Sleeps 2-6 Family Cottage Room 5, Sleeps 2-6 Sleeps 6 Includes: B & B 1 Cottage: 3x Private Rooms with garden entranceOverlooking the Rock Waterfall Pool & koi Dam, Boma & TrampolineMain... see more
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for African Silhouette Guesthouse

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                      Sibongile Kubeka
                      23 November 2021

                      I appreciate the warm welcome, friendliness, kindness during my stay.

                      Richard Knight
                      13 January 2020

                      Susan managed to accommodate me last minute, for which I am very grateful

                      Marisca Deminey, South Africa
                      16 March 2016

                      Tannie Susan & Oom Gerhard,Thank you for making our special weekend even more special! It was all the extra little things you have done for us that made our  weekend memorable. We dearly appreciate all you have done for us. 
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                      Luz Adrianza, South Africa
                      08 November 2014

                      Infrastructure is basic and enough. Rustic African decoration. Good service. Attention to detail. Excellent breakfast. Double bed was extremely comfortable. Beautiful place.On the downside I would point out the lack of signalization to get there. Is actually not that difficult. But at night, looking for signs that are not there and street names that have been scratched off, it gets a bit challenging. Strongly suggest you print out a map of the area with the specific address. Confirm address as the link from Safarinow had a wrong address. Also the toilet is barely separated by one wall, so not...
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                      Lee-Anne De Klerk, South Africa
                      19 June 2013

                      Susan really went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. Her guesthouse is very cosy. We had the most enjoyable stay. We be visiting again.

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                      African Silhouette Guesthouse is 8.8km from the centre of Kempton Park , the nearest airport 10.2km (Johannesburg International Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling