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Sarili at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Eastern Cape, South Africa


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Luxury Holidays At Sarili at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

With 25,000 acres of outstanding landscapes and wildlife, the acclaimed Shamwari Private Game Reserve encompasses five different eco-systems and a vast abundance of wildlife, including the ‘Big Five’. The ultimate luxury bush experience for the whole family, Sarili Lodge offers arguably the finest views of this vast landscape in a contemporary luxury setting. Perched above the banks of the Bushman’s River, this stylish lodge perfectly complements the grassy plains around it, with thatched roofs and a large wooden viewing deck.

The modern interiors offer the ultimate comfort, with a cosy lounge featuring a magnificent stone fireplace connected to the homely indoor dining area, in which three delicious meals are served every day. The vast deck offers an alternative dining option - an intimate spot to watch the breathtaking sunset. With only five luxurious suites, Sarili Lodge is a secluded property, ideal for couples and families to spend quality time together. The lovely swimming pool includes a shallow area, perfect for children to play in, with comfortable sun loungers creating a wonderful spot to relax under the sun.

  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: Contemporary lodge with stunning views of Shamwari plains
  • Feature: The deck is the best place on the reserve to view the sunset
  • Rooms: Five Rooms
  • Nearest airport: Port Elizabeth International Airport
Location and transfer

Approximately 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth International Airport by private car transfer. Air transfer can also be arranged.


Each of the five luxury rooms at Sarili Lodge are perfect for accommodating two adults, with plush comfortable beds and contemporary furnishings. Large French windows open to each suite’s private balcony or patio, with stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. The en suite bathrooms are elegantly appointed, with underfloor heating perfect for the cooler months. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, mini bars and TVs with a selected range of satellite channels.


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Offering the perfect bush retreat, a safari at Shamwari Private Game Reserve is an incredible, exclusive experience. Hop into the luxury open game vehicles, offering panoramic views at sunrise and sunset, when the animals are most active. Expert rangers provide deep insights into Shamwari, whilst you spot the ‘Big Five’ in their stunning natural landscapes. Tailored to particular areas of interest, each game drive experience is unique and caters for the whole family. For adults, guided game walks are an incredible opportunity to get close to the flora and fauna of the reserve's eco-systems, track animals and experience once-in-a-lifetime natural encounters.

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Wildlife Encounters

Passionate about wildlife conservation, Shamwari’s awareness centres are fantastic to visit in between game drives. Providing an engaging learning experience to guests of all ages, take a trip to the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary, which raises awareness of how wildlife is exploited in captivity. Rescuing big cats, the charity provides sanctuaries within the reserves and a unique opportunity to get close to these beautiful animals. Meanwhile, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre cares for sick, orphaned and abandoned animals before releasing them into their natural habitats. Visit these facilities to learn directly from the dedicated veterinary team and meet animals that are currently in the centre’s care.

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Luxury Family Holidays

Children are welcome at this family friendly lodge, ideal for those of all ages who want the wilderness experience, with a touch of luxury. The swimming pool is designed for children, with a shallow area for the young guests to play in. The ‘Kids on Safari’ adventure centre is based at Riverdene, offering a wide array of activities close to Sarili Lodge, including ziplining, climbing walls and treetop adventures. Children over the age of four years are welcome on the game drives and the awareness centres are also fantastic for the whole family. Child minding facilities are available at an additional cost.

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Property closed for refurbs 29-Apr-2024 to 15-Sep-2024 Please note the lodge closure dates: 29 April - 15 Sept 2024. Shamwari Sarili is closing for 4 months to undergo a refurbishment and will be re-launched in September with 6 river facing rooms, a private spa treatment room and fitness centre.


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