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Sarili Private Lodge

Discover Sarili Private Lodge

The malaria-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is home to the Big 5 - elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard - as well as a host of other wildlife, which you will see on thrilling game drives. Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 7 individual 5-star lodges and 1 explorer camp including Sarili Private Lodge, a 5-bedroom, exclusive-use lodge for family and friends. The lodge includes a personal house manager, private chef, and ranger.

Sarili overlooks the grassy plains of Shamwari and the Bushman’s River. It provides the perfect exclusive bush experience where every aspect of your stay will be tailored to your group’s needs from meals to game drives and guided walks. The décor of Sarili emulates an old traditional Farmhouse with interiors that reflect an easy living home lifestyle in a natural environment. It can accommodate 10 guests in 5 luxury air-conditioned rooms, each with a private patio or balcony. The main part of the lodge features indoor and outdoor dining areas, a deck overlooking the river, a pool with a shallow area for children and a lounge with a fireplace.

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Expert View

  • Exclusive-use safari home lodge for families and friends
  • Flexible dining and activities with private chef and guide
  • A natural extension of the Garden Route
  • An exclusive and premier Big 5 safari on Shamwari Reserve

At a glance

  • 5 Luxury Rooms
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Sarili offers a children’s menu, child minders (additional cost) and a fun and educational “Kids on Safari” program."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
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