TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Click to show reviews
  • 5 Comfortable Luxury Rooms
  • Shamwari Private Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five Viewing
  • Award Winning & Excellent Rated

Sarili Private Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve offers an idyllic bush experience which is perfect for families or small groups. The lodge consists of five suites accommodating a maximum of ten guests.

Guests can also enjoy the swimming pool, dining and lounge areas, and courtyard barbeque area. The main area of the lodge features a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman’s River with expansive views of the plains. Shamwari is the pinnacle of private game reserves and home to the coveted Big 5.

Stretching 25,000 hectares over a malaria-free landscape, it offers an award-winning nature experience and is one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.


  • Fantastic location along the Bushmans River
  • Child-friendly lodge that welcomes families for safari adventures
  • Five luxurious rooms that give you all the space and privacy you need
  • Sarili Lodge offers a full range of game-viewing activities
  • Set in malaria-free area



  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lounge Area
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Boutique
  • Secure Parking
  • 24-hour Security
  • Malaria Free


Most of Shamwari’s guests agree that the game drives are the best activity of their stay. While the morning drives with the sun beginning to rise and a cup of hot coffee are exceptional, the evening drives are purely exhilarating.

After stopping for sundowners in a scenic location, and after the sun has fallen from view, you explore the dark wilderness by spotlight, hoping to catch a predator in action! The lions and leopards are also not the only fascinating creatures that are more active once night has fallen; there are many nocturnal animals in the reserve.

Game drives at Shamwari are completely safe and expertly handled by experienced and trained game rangers and trackers. The open safari vehicles used for the excursions are perfect for uninterrupted views of the wildlife, and more than comfortable enough for guests on 3 – 4 hour safari drives. 6 – 10 people will share a vehicle. Your friendly and knowledgeable game ranger will try to locate the animals that you most want to see.

Shamwari is a Big Five reserve, and is also home to cheetah, hippo, giraffe, antelope, hyena, zebra and many more species.

You can also view Shamwari’s spectacular fauna and flora on game walks. Qualified game rangers will lead you safely through the vast wilderness and provide interesting information about all that makes up this fantastic reserve.

  • Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Walks
  • Big 5
  • Game Viewing
  • Massages
  • Walks
  • Safari



Room type Features Rates
Private Lodge
Private Lodge
Private Lodge

Available: 5 Rooms

Unit Sleeps: 10 adults

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Veranda
  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Housekeeping
  • More

    FROM $6108

    TO $13073

    Per unit per night (max 10 adults)

    Book Now What's Included


    Check Availability & Book Now
    Don’t know how to book? don’t worry follow the steps
    Select 'When are you traveling'
    Click 'Check Availability'
    Book and Pay on:


    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Personal staff including House Manager and Private Chef and Ranger
    • Meals
    • Selected Beverages
    • Personalised Game Drives with your dedicated Ranger
    • Guided Bush Walks
    • Visits to Born Free and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
    • In-room spa treatments upon request
    • Housekeeper
    • Laundry
    • Satellite Television with a selection of channels
    • Deck overlooking the Bushman’s River
    • Pool with Shallow Area for Children
    • Lounge with Fireplace
    • In and Outdoor Dining
    • Wi-Fi
    From $5553 per person sharing
    Book Now
    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
    Click to show reviews

    Let Us Help Plan Your next Vacation