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    Shamwari Sarili Lodge

    The intimate and luxurious Sarili Lodge at Shamwari Game Reserve is located on the banks of the Bushman’s River. Shamwari Sarili Lodge offers an exclusive experience with only 5 luxury rooms and accommodates a maximum of 10 guests. Your experience at Sarili Lodge will be tailored to your needs with a private chef and personalized game drives with your dedicated ranger. The lodge features world-class facilities, in-room spa treatments, a stunning lounge and fireplace, a swimming pool, and an extensive deck over-looking the Bushman’s River. Activities at Shamwari Sarili Lodge include bushwalks, birding, conservation and rehabilitation centre visits, and a children’s program.

    Conveniently accessible at only a 45-minute drive from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, the exclusive 5-star Shamwari Game Reserve is an ideal inclusion at the end of your Garden Route travel itinerary. This private game reserve boasts 7000 hectares of beguiling landscapes over 5 of South Africa’s 8 biomes. The rich and diverse vegetation makes the landscape an ideal habitat for varied wildlife and an impressive selection of birdlife. With exceptional game viewing year-round, 3-4-hour safari drives are led by passionate and highly experienced game rangers offering you a wealth of information while tracking wildlife. The specialized open 4×4 safari vehicles at Shamwari Sarili Lodge offer an excellent chance to see and photograph the Big 5, giraffe, zebra, hippo, jackal, and a diverse community of antelope. In addition to Sarili Lodge, Shamwari is home to a collection of 5-star luxury lodge; Eagles CragBayethe Tented Lodge, Riverdene Family Lodge, Long Lee Manor and the Explorer Camp.


    • Game drives
    • Nature walks
    • Bird watching
    • Swimming pool
    • Star gazing
    • In-room SPA treatments
    • Kids activities and programs


    • 5-Star luxury
    • Award-winning accommodation
    • Private chef
    • Personalised game drives and dedicated ranger

    Closest airport

    Port Elizabeth International – 79km

    Children policy

    Children of all ages are welcome at Sarili Lodge. More Details Children under the age of 4 years are not permitted on game drives for safety reasons. Babysitting can be arranged.

    • Children 0-3 years can share a room with parents with no supplement charge
    • Children 4-11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate
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    2 x Game drives per day, all meals, soft drinks, and selected alcoholic beverages.


    Premium brand drinks, additional activities, spa treatments, and transfers.


    Low: 01 May – 30 September

    High: 01 October – 30 April

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Single supplement of 30% applicable
    • Prices displayed are valid to 31 March 2024

    Accommodation Options

    Luxury River View Room

    Sleeps 2 Adults

    Each luxury room features an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, private patio or balcony, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, television, hairdryer, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.

    Refer to seasons and T&C's above

    High season R 210,000 per villa, per night
    Low Season R 100,750 per villa, per night

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    By Road

    The reserve is a 60-minute drive from Port Elizabeth or a 9-hour drive from Cape Town, both on the scenic N2 highway. Driving from Cape Town takes you through the Garden Route for approximately 815km from which you will turn to the reserve entrance.



    Flights from all major centres in South Africa to Port Elizabeth airport.


    Flight Duration

    • Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 10 minutes
    • Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 35 minutes
    • Durban to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 20 minutes
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