Shamwari Sarili Lodge

Sole Use Shamwari Sarili Lodge

If you are seeking an authentic game-viewing holiday in South Africa close to the sea, then choose the superb private Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape and Voyage2Africa recommends the scintillating Shamwari Sarili Lodge with its contemporary comforts in a wild landscape. 

This is real Big 5 territory with astonishing vistas and fantastic game viewing opportunities, a premier safari and holiday destination in South Africa’s ecologically and culturally significant Eastern Cape Province. Shamwari, meaning “my friend” in Shona, is the pinnacle of private game reserves in this country, a place where guests can appreciate game drives, bush walks and other outdoor game-viewing activities during their magical wildlife holiday. 

Stretching some 25,000 ha over a private conservation initiative, this malaria-free landscape promises a renowned nature in Southern Africa. Shamwari features 7 luxury safari lodges and 1 explorer camp, each providing distinct experiences in nature from lavish accommodation and service to more raw bush camping in nature with the fauna and flora. Choose exclusive tranquillity in a modern lodge, family enjoyment in a rustic villa or the back-to-nature appeal of a chic tented camp.

Sarili provides the perfect bush experience for families or small groups. An African thatch-designed Villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River and expansive views of the plains, the lodge is positioned in the southern region of the reserve. The décor emulates an old traditional farmhouse with interiors that reflect an easy living home lifestyle in a natural environment. 

The best part about choosing Sarili is that it is an exclusive-use lodge and guests must book the entire lodge for their stay. This then means they have sole use of a lounge area, dining area, pool and expansive deck with views over a watering hole and reserve. You also have your own personal chef, game rangers, and house/lodge manager – everything you could possibly need for the most pampered stay.

Sarilli is a delightful luxury space that comprises 5 luxury rooms for 10 happy guests and welcomes families to enjoy its wonderful swimming pool, inside and outdoor dining areas and large plush yet homely lounge with television and fireplace. Children can join in on the special “Kids on Safari” programme view the Big 5 on their own special game drives, watch a special educational film and visit the Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

Shamwari is a magical place to experience nature in all its glory – select guests learn so much and see so many beautiful sights with game rangers who are super passionate about fauna and flora, their work in this landscape and treating guests like royalty. if you are looking for an everlasting memory – you will surely create one here. Chat to Voyage2Africa today to secure your Eastern Cape safari in South Africa, and add on a tour to the pretty Garden Route too.



Sarili Lodge in the magnificent Shamwari Game Reserve in the spectacular Eastern Cape offers guests a traditional bush experience combined with a colonial feel. This exceptional lodge is family-oriented, encouraging guests to bring their kids along for a South African safari holiday and to book out the exclusive use Sarili for their own time alone with private staff and game rangers. 

Named after a supreme Xhosa Chief, who reigned in the late 1800s, Sarili lodge offers modern comforts perched above the Bushman’s River, overlooking the grassy plains of ancient Africa. Find gorgeous luxury accommodation in 5 luxury en-suite rooms boasting air-conditioning, private minibars, tea and coffee-making facilities, electronic safes, underfloor heating and other additional amenities to make your stay a comfortable and memorable one. 

Join your family between outings in the lavish yet homely heated child-friendly swimming pool, attractive dining and lounge areas, the children’s den with TV, courtyard barbeque/braai area as well as a bar. Relax on the main viewing deck and observe animals as they come to quench their thirst at the Bushmans River. Your lounge offers both a warming fireplace and modern TV and children get to choose their own meals. Simply chat to the staff, including a chef and hostesses, game ranger and tracker!

Children will not even miss their parents when they are immersed in the special Shamwari Kids on Safari programme to enjoy exciting game-viewing excursions with expert guides. They have the opportunity to watch an educational film and visit the Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Sarili has experienced child-minders who are ready and willing to relieve parents so they can get the most out of their safari holiday. 

Voyage2Africa can manage your entire safari tour if you choose this sole-use lodge in Shamwari private game reserve. Sarili really beats all competition when it comes to value for money exclusive use safari holidays in the South African bush!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Shamwari Sarili Lodge

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Per person sharing

Shamwari Sarili Four Night Special Offer

4 Nights
Sarili is an oasis of exclusive luxury overlooking the grassy plains of Africa and the Bushman’s River, a sumptuous five-bedroomed lodge from where you and your family and friends can watch Africa’s iconic Big Five.

From ZAR 7 155



  • Kids on Safari programme
  • Game drives
  • Game walks
  • Bird watching
  • Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary
  • Massages


  • All meals
  • High tea
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages
  • Tourism levy and Vat

Exterior view of the accommodation at Shamwari Sarili Lodge during the evening
that include this property


  • 5 luxury en-suite rooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private minibars
  • Coffee-makinge making facilities
  • Electronic safes
  • Underfloor heating
  • Lounge, dining room kitchen, bar
  • Deck and swimming pool


  • Big 5 territory with superb vistas and fantastic game viewing in a unique 25 000 ha landscape where the guest matters and wildlife viewing is life-changing 
  • An exceptional family-oriented lodge for sole use guests who appreciate the wilderness on their own terms and the luxury of private staff and children interaction
  • Luxury accommodation in one sole-use lodge where families can spread out in 5 bedrooms with bathrooms and modern amenities
  • A full team of staff including a chef, hostesses, game ranger and tracker, to ensure your dream safari comes true.

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