Sarili Lodge, South African Safaris at Shamwari Game Reserve

Photo of the deck at Sarili Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve Photo of a Secretary Bird at Shamwari

Sarili Luxury Lodge

"At Shamwari Game Reserve, we strive to deliver a safari experience that leaves you feeling revitalised, refreshed and relaxed. And, for a safari experience with a difference, our guests can stay in the luxury accommodation at Sarili Lodge"

  • Grading: 5 Star 

Address: Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape Province

Children: 12+
Bed capacity: 8 Luxury en-suite tents (16 guests)


Sarili Lodge, a contemporary family lodge, is located in the Shamwari Game Reserve, a 5-star big five safari holiday destination. The management of Shamwari is conservation orientated, and several of the activities available during your stay are possible thanks to their conservation efforts.

Located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where vast herds of wildlife and birdlife make their home. Incredibly diverse ecologically, you are guaranteed beautiful natural scenery with 5 of South Africa’s 7 biomes found here. Today it is an award-winning 25, 000 hectares of protected land.

The luxury and exciting Sarili Lodge at Shamwari Game Reserve has majestic views of the Bushman’s River, magnificent sunsets, and offers a wonderful African wildlife safari holiday experience that you will not easily forget.

If you need 5-star luxury, a wildlife safari adventure in exceptionally beautiful surroundings, book your stay at Sarili Lodge, with Shamwari Game Reserve. Contact us today for availability and a quote.

Sarili Lodge Accommodation

Each of the 5 rooms can sleep a maximum of 2 adults.

There are 2 luxury rooms with balconies overlooking the rver, 2 luxury courtyard-facing rooms with an iner leading passageway and 1 suite with balcony and river view.

These 5 superior rooms have been fitted with top-quality amenities for optimum comfort, which include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Under floor heating
  • TV with selected satellite channels
  • International dial telephone
  • Private minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Fitted international adaptors
  • En-suite bathroom with separate shower
  • Electronic safe

In addition to the individual tents, this lodge also offers a communal area, in which the facilities include:

  • Deck overlooking the Bushmans River
  • Solo heated swimming pool with shallow area for children
  • Lounge with fire place and satellite television
  • In and outdoor dining facilities
  • Business desk
  • Wi-fi connection available throughout the lodge and in all rooms

Game Drive Safaris

We offer a morning safari as well as an evening safari with knowledgeable and passionate-about-wildlife guides. While on safari, take in the beautiful landscape views, the plant, bird and wildlife scenes that you will experience on the way. See birds of prey or spot one or more of the Big 5 from the comfort and safety of your open game vehicle. After enjoying the safari, return to the lodge for an enjoyable breakfast or dinner.

Conservation experiences

Shamwari Game Reserve features three conservation facilities available for visits by guests: The Ian Player Rhino Awareness centre, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries. These facilities are immensely interesting and educational and comes highly recommended


  • Rates are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) and are inclusive of 14% VAT
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice

Low Season: 1 May – 30 September

Per person sharing from R4,725.00

High season: 12 – 31 January; 1 March – 30 April; 1 October – 14 December

Per person sharing R5,905.00

Peak season: 01 – 11 January; 1 – 29 February; 15 – 31 December

Per person sharing from R5,905.00

Low Season: 1 May – 30 September

Per person sharing from TBC

High season: 12 – 31 January; 1 March – 30 April; 1 October – 14 December

Per person sharing R6,645.00

Peak season: 01 – 11 January; 1 – 29 February; 15 – 31 December

Per person sharing from R7,525.00

If you’re travelling with children, you’ll be pleased to know that when you make your booking, it includes our ‘Kids on Safari’ programme. However, there are several rules and regulations that need to be adhered to when booking with children:

  • Child rates apply to children from 4 – 11 years old.
  • Kids under the age of 4 are not permitted on game drives
  • Childminder services are available at an additional cost
  • 0-3 year olds are accommodated at no additional cost

Rate Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals per day
  • Two Safaris per day
  • Local Beverages on Game Drive
  • Tea, Coffees and Water
  • Guided Walks
  • Tourism levy and VAT
  • Visits to Educational Centres
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Relaxation Retreats

Guests should also take note:

  • All rooms can sleep a maximum of 2 adults
  • Persons under the age of 16 or older than 65 are not permitted on walking tours
  • Single adult rates apply only when the person is sleeping alone and not sharing with a child
Photo of a lion sighting on safari
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