The Authentic African Experience
The YS Private Collection comprises of three superb destinations, Shiloh, Klip Hys and Pop Hys. The Vosges Family offer a Private Collection of luxury accommodation within the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve as well as the greater Dinokeng region. The name ‘YS’ is derived from their two guest farms, the Yeshuati Game Farm and the Shiloh Big 5 Game Reserve.
Yeshuati has been in the family since 1988 and Shiloh received its name many years ago. These farms played a significant role in the Vosges family’s life where special memories have shaped each family member.
Shiloh is a tastefully decorated farm house featuring large open spaces and is located within the famous Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve. This beautiful four-bedroom unit with two bathrooms and a rondawel with an en-suite bathroom provides guests with an authentic African experience. The rooms are equipped with ceiling fans and the main room comes air conditioned for those hot summer months. This farm house boasts a large Lapa (gathering) area with a built-in gas braai (barbecue) facility, fire place and a second outside braai (barbecue) facility with an open fire boma (circular open-air meeting place). Your gastronomic desires are easy to meet with a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioned dining and lounge area with large concertina wooden doors inviting the outdoors indoors. Beautiful wild bushveld views surround the pool area, giving guests a deep African experience. This exquisite farm house sleeps ten guests with a possible overflow of an additional two guests in the rondawel (round African cottage). Shiloh means place of peace and the entire environment is designed to allow you as a guest to experience this intrinsic feeling of deep peace during your stay.
The Pop Hys is a separate chalet, adjoining the old Klip Hys, with an en-suite bathroom shower facility. A small bar fridge and kitchen area within the room serves as a coffee station and is convenient for the preparation of refreshing drinks and snacks. This unique little unit with yellow wood roof beams used to be the old wagon house a hundred years ago.
The Klip Hys is a heritage unit built more than 150 years ago and is steeped in history. The solid structure is handcrafted with ‘ou klip’ (old stone) walls sourced and built from the farm Yeshuati where it is situated, adjacent to the famous Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve.
With yellow wood exposed ceiling beams that have remained intact after more than a century, and quaint windows to finish off this cottage, your authentic historical experience is guaranteed.
It has one bedroom with a large bath, small kitchen, living room and stoep (verandah) with beautiful wild African bushveld views and a river meandering through the rocks a few hundred meters from the cottage.