Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Sirili Lodge at Shamwari Private Game Reserve is nestled within the spectacular landscapes of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Shamwari, translating to “my friend” in Shona, is renowned for its commitment to preserving the region’s rich biodiversity and offers guests the chance to coexist harmoniously with nature. This exclusive lodge is ideal for families and small groups seeking an authentic African experience.
Sirili Lodge boasts an African thatch design, gracing guests with a villa that overlooks the Bushman’s River and offers sweeping views of the plains. Located in the Southern Region of the reserve, the lodge’s decor draws inspiration from traditional farmhouses, creating interiors that exude the charm of an easy-living, nature-inspired home. With five luxury rooms, Sirili Lodge can accommodate a maximum of ten guests, making it an intimate and tranquil retreat. The lodge is equipped with a child-friendly swimming pool, both indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a spacious lounge featuring a television and fireplace.
Sirili Lodge provides an authentic African bush experience, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and wildlife of the region while enjoying the comforts of a welcoming and family-friendly environment.
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. Perched on the banks of the Bushman’s River, Sarili Private Lodge provides the perfect exclusive bush experience, with magnificent African wilderness at your doorstep.
Experience unforgettable wildlife encounters on our game drives at Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Our open and comfortable vehicles, guided by expert rangers, take you through the reserve during morning and afternoon trips, offering panoramic views and chances to spot various animals. You can even customize the journey based on your interests. To make the most of your adventure, bring binoculars, cameras, warm clothing, sunscreen, and a hat. The drives last approximately three to four hours, with a coffee stop in the morning and a sunset break in the evening. Our knowledgeable rangers are on hand to answer questions and help you spot specific species. Please notify us of any special requests when booking, and remember, children under four aren’t allowed on the game drives.
At Shamwari Private Game Reserve we’re passionate about the conservation of nature and the animals within the reserve. One of our endeavours includes the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, which helps to rescue, rehabilitate and care for sick, injured, abandoned or orphaned animals under the care of our professional veterinary team. Once these animals have been nursed back to health, they are released back into their natural habitat.
You have the opportunity to visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre when you visit Shamwari Private Game Reserve.