- Game drives and bush walking safaris
- Birding around the lodge is exceptional
- The Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary
- Overlooking the grassy plains and the Bushman's River
- Private views of the Shamwari Private Game Reserve
- Spa and wellness treatments available nearby
- Private chef, staff, guide and vehicle at Shamwari Sarili Lodge
- Lodge Type: Exclusive-Use Safari Lodge
- Location: Shamwari Private Game Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge Size: 5 Luxury Suites
- Recommended Stay: 3-5 nights
Experience The Wilderness In Luxury At Shamwari Sarili Lodge - Your Ultimate Safari Getaway
Named after Sarili, a revered Xhosa Chief who ruled in the late 1800s, Shamwari Sarili Lodge offers a contemporary and luxurious haven nestled above the tranquil Bushman's River. From this elevated vantage point, guests can soak in breathtaking views of the vast, grassy plains reminiscent of ancient Africa.
For those seeking an unforgettable and indulgent safari experience in a malaria-free environment, Sarili Private Lodge in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve is an absolute must-visit. Beyond its majestic vistas of the Bushman's River and the sweeping plains of the Eastern cape, Sarili Lodge boasts supreme comfort, magnificent sunsets, and an unparalleled wildlife encounter that will leave an indelible mark in your memory.
Shamwari Sarili Lodge is a haven of seclusion and tranquillity, catering to families, groups, and friends seeking an intimate bush getaway. Immerse yourself in this remarkable lodge's perfect blend of untamed wilderness and refined luxury.
Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a breathtaking destination nestled in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Sprawling across a vast 25,000 hectares, this reserve is a true haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Prepare to be enchanted as you explore its diverse landscapes, teeming with an incredible array of wildlife and birdlife.
At Shamwari, you will have the opportunity to witness Africa's magnificent "Big 5" in their natural habitat. Marvel at the sight of majestic elephants gracefully roaming the grasslands and catch glimpses of the regal rhinos as they graze peacefully. The powerful presence of the mighty buffalo will leave you in awe, while the elusive leopard will captivate you with its stealth and beauty. And, of course, every African safari experience is only complete with the awe-inspiring lion, the king of the savannah.
Shamwari is not only a sanctuary for these iconic animals but also a champion of conservation. This remarkable reserve has received numerous international awards, including the prestigious title of the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. This recognition is a testament to Shamwari's unwavering commitment to preserving natural habitats and ensuring the survival of these magnificent creatures for future generations.
As you venture deeper into the reserve, you will discover a thriving ecosystem that supports a variety of wildlife. Spot the graceful cheetahs as they sprint across the savannah, and keep your eyes peeled for the elusive leopard, known for its stealthy nature. The grasslands provide a sanctuary for the gentle giants - white rhinos, while the subtropical thicket offers abundant browsing opportunities for the majestic elephants and the endangered black rhinos. And remember to explore the riverine habitat, where you might encounter the playful hippos basking in the sun.
Watch for the vibrant red-billed oxpeckers as you embark on your wildlife adventure. These beautiful birds, successfully reintroduced to the reserve, can often be seen perched on the backs of buffalo, rhinos, and giraffes. Their presence is a testament to the conservation efforts that have made Shamwari a thriving ecosystem.
Rooms And Suites
Shamwari Sarili Lodge offers its guests a truly luxurious experience with five exquisite rooms on an exclusive use basis. Three of these rooms boast breathtaking river views, while the remaining two offer a serene courtyard setting. Each room is meticulously designed to provide the utmost comfort and elegance.
Indulge in the spaciousness of the sleeping area, complete with a cosy dressing area for your convenience. The well-appointed bathrooms are a sanctuary of relaxation, featuring a lavish bathtub and a convenient walk-in shower.
No matter the season, your comfort is guaranteed when visiting Shamwari Sarili Lodge. During the summer, enjoy the refreshing coolness of air conditioning, providing a pleasant escape from the heat. In winter, the bathroom's underfloor heating ensures a cosy and inviting atmosphere.
Other amenities include a television for entertainment, a private mini-bar for refreshments, and an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower for added convenience.
Cuisine And Wine
As one can expect, the cuisine at Sarili is genuinely exceptional and ranks among the finest in South Africa. Talented chefs skillfully prepare a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes that showcase the diverse culinary traditions of the region. Whether you choose to dine indoors or take advantage of the charming outdoor seating areas, you will be treated to a memorable culinary experience surrounded by the natural beauty of Sarili's surroundings.
All child-friendly meals are thoughtfully crafted to appeal to young palates, ensuring that even the most discerning young diners are satisfied.
To enhance your dining pleasure, both indoor and outdoor dining facilities are available to all guests. The indoor dining room provides an elegant and comfortable setting, while the outdoor dining area allows you to fully immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings while enjoying your delicious meal. The choice is yours; either way, you are guaranteed a truly delightful dining experience.
And for those who appreciate fine wines, an extensive wine list is a true treasure trove, showcasing the very best that South Africa has to offer. From bold reds to crisp whites and everything in between, the selection is carefully curated to complement the flavours of the day's cuisine and elevate your dining experience to new heights.
The central guest area of this stunning exclusive-use safari lodge welcomes you with a spacious shared living and dining area, complete with a cosy fireplace that's perfect for those chilly winter evenings. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the Bushman's River and beyond from the outside dining and relaxing area.
Enjoy a refreshing swim in the heated swimming pool, which also features a shallow area specifically designed for children's safety. Stay connected with the Wi-Fi connection available throughout Shamwari Sarili Lodge. Unwind in the comfortable lounge area where you can enjoy your favourite shows on satellite TV.
Both indoor and outdoor dining facilities are available for your dining pleasure, allowing you to savour delicious meals while taking in the beautiful surroundings.
Shamwari Sarili Lodge guests can indulge in a wide range of exciting activities. Enjoy two exhilarating game drives per day, one in the morning and another in the evening, where you can spot various wildlife in their natural habitat. For bird enthusiasts, birding safaris are available, allowing you to observe and appreciate the diverse avian species that inhabit the area.
Immerse yourself in the conservation efforts at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where you can learn about the incredible work being done to rehabilitate and protect injured or orphaned animals. Explore the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries, which provide a safe haven for rescued big cats, and gain a deeper understanding of their plight.
Indulge in ultimate relaxation at the Shamwari Spa and Wellness Centre (a few minutes drive away), where skilled therapists offer a range of rejuvenating treatments to pamper and unwind.
For photography enthusiasts, there is an option for a professional photo safari, allowing you to capture stunning images of the wildlife and landscapes.
Shamwari Sarili Lodge is a haven for families seeking an immersive wildlife experience with a prime location overlooking the Bushman's River. Shamwari Sarili Lodge exudes a warm and welcoming vibe, making it an ideal retreat for children and adults alike.
Designed with families in mind, it offers a range of family-friendly activities to educate youngsters about the importance of wildlife conservation in a fun and engaging way. Children can explore the vast landscapes under the supervision of experienced game rangers, enjoy thrilling animal tracking excursions, and participate in interactive learning programmes.
The whole family can retreat to the comfort of their private suite, complete with stunning river views.
Shamwari Sarili Lodge is much more than a mere vacation destination. It's an immersive journey into the heart of South Africa's breathtaking wildlife and natural beauty. Sarili Lodge offers a perfect blend of luxury, adventure, and education, making it an ideal getaway for families, small groups of friends and wildlife lovers alike.
Sarili's commitment to excellent service, exquisite cuisine, and unique safari experiences sets it apart. Whether savouring a gourmet meal, embarking on a thrilling game drive, or simply relaxing in your elegantly appointed suite, every moment at Shamwari Sarili Lodge is designed to create lifelong memories.
Rates from R160 170.00 exclusive use
- Shamwari Sarili Lodge Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- 3 Meals per day
- 2 Game Drives per day
- Local Beverages
- Tea, Coffees and Water
- Guided Walks
- Tourism levy and VAT
- Visits to Educational Centres
- French Champagne and Premium Brands
- Relaxation Retreats
- Items of a personal nature
- Conservation Levy