Sihlekisi Primary School | The Royal Portfolio

Accommodation Reservations

Tel: +27 (0) 21 671 5502

The Silo Hotel Dining

Tel: +27 (0) 21 670 0500

Royal Malewane offers day trips for pupils and teachers at the local Sihlekisi Primary School. This involves an educational Game Drive and a lunch on the reserve. The Royal Malewane team wants to share their love and passion for nature and conservation with the surrounding community. We aim to expose the children to the importance of eco-tourism and inspire an environmentally sustainable future. If you would like to be part of or sponsor a class for a trip, this can be done at R2000. We are proud sponsors of the annual school prize giving, where we sponsor trophies and awards to motivate and high achieving students.


  • Photocopy machine – R4000
  • Day Trips – R2000 per class
  • Stationery per quarter – R1000
  • End of year awards function  – R1500

We invite guests to join us as we visit Sihlekisi, which is about a 15 minute drive from the main lodge. All transfers are complimentary. You are welcome to make a donation towards an item on the wish list or take a gift with you (we have gift packs of necessities available to purchase from our curio shop for your convenience). Please note that the school is closed during school holidays, if requested in advance we may be able to arrange for guests to view the school premises at times when the school is closed.

100% of all donations received are put into these projects.

Should you wish to learn more or make a donation please contact:


A Message From Liz Biden

Our thoughts are with those around the world battling the direct and indirect effects of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Even though our hotels remain closed, The Royal Portfolio Foundation remains committed to supporting numerous conservation and community projects through this difficult time including our counter-poaching initiatives at Royal Malewane and various Covid-19 Relief Feeding Schemes which need our help now more than ever.

We invite you to take the first step in planning your next trip by purchasing A Royal Portfolio Bond. You will receive an additional 25% in value and we will contribute ZAR2,500 to the Foundation on your behalf.

We encourage those with existing bookings to postpone rather than cancel their trips where possible. Our Reservations Team is available to assist with enquiries Mon – Fri | 8am to 5pm (GMT +2).

Thank you to our guests, staff, suppliers and business partners for your understanding and incredible support as we work together to get through this.

Please visit the South African government's dedicated Covid-19 portal for the latest South African information.

We look forward to a time when we are all able to travel safely and responsibly once again and hope that you will remain inspired by the amazing natural beauty and wildlife of Africa during this difficult time.