Families' most exclusive bush getaway

Families and small parties who want to experience the African bush in a respectful way need look no further than the Shamwari Game Reserve’s Sarili Lodge. This lodge, on the banks of the Bushman’s River, promises guests an African-bush experience that is both exclusive and environmentally friendly.

Take in the views of vast surrounding plains from the spacious deck while the kids safely explore the African bush. Shamwari offers a special "Kids on Safari" programme where children aged four and older get a chance to view the Big 5 in a malaria-free environment that covers five ecosystems. Visits to the nearby Born Free Foundation and Shamwari Animal Rehabilitation Centre can also be arranged, while childminders are available at an additional cost.

The lodge offers a small collection of Luxury Rooms in old farmhouse-style décor, transporting guests to a bygone era while retaining all the perks you’d expect from a luxury getaway: en-suite bathrooms, river views and balconies. Relish delicious meals prepared by the on-site culinary team and relax with a drink in hand on the deck in the evenings.


  • Situated in the malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve which houses five eco-systems 
  • Exclusive stay with Luxury Rooms offering balconies and river views
  • Child-friendly: a kids programme provides a tailored safari experience & child minders are available at additional cost
  • Gorgeous views of the Bushman’s River & vast plains of the Eastern Cape
  • Old farmhouse-style décor coupled with modern essentials 


Between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth, Off the N2

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 6130

Popular Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Internet Access
  • Bar
  • Spa Facilities

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From $392 per person per night
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