Sarili Lodge - Shamwari Game Reserve

Sarili Lodge is an intimate, contemporary and chic safari lodge situated within the southern region of the malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve, an outstanding reserve in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Here the 'Big 5' can be viewed while luxury accommodation and spa treatments can be enjoyed after the days game viewing. The reserve boasts five eco-systems and covers 25,000 hectares, providing a sanctuary for a wide variety of birds and wildlife.

With only five bedrooms, Sarili Lodge is the perfect experience for a family or small party. Rooms can be inter-leading and include a patio or balcony with two rooms facing a courtyard and the other three overlooking the river. Features include en-suite bathrooms with a separate bath and shower, air-conditioning and under-floor heating, hairdryer, minibar and tea and coffee facilities.

The chic main lodge area has a wide deck with gorgeous views over the Bushman’s River, there is a comfortable modern lounge with satellite television and a fireplace, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, a heated swimming pool with a shallow end for children and WiFi is available throughout the lodge. This family friendly lodge is comfortably perched above the Bushman’s River, with views extending over the grassy plains. Shamwari offers a special "Kids on Safari" programme where kids aged 4 and older have a chance of a lifetime to see the Big 5 and go on an educational visit to the Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

A stay at Sarili includes game drives twice daily in the early mornings and late afternoons and guided safari walks (no children under 16 on the walks). Sarili is a great option for families with older children. Game drives are a maximum of 6 people per vehicle (unless a larger family group who want to be together.

Shamwari Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape is home to Africa’s Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), and is malaria free. This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 6 different lodges on this private game reserve. Choose a lodge that compliments your ideal African experience.

Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life and is the realisation of one man’s dream, and the success of many people’s passion.