Savannah Game and River Retreat

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 410
PRICE (unit):
from R 1,280 - 1,280
Lodge, Bed and Breakfast
Savannah Game and River Retreat is located on 3000 acres of unspoiled African bush and offer guests a tranquil and relaxing bush veld stay.

We are situated in the Free State just outside Parys nestled in the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site. We border 8km of the Vaal River and are home to 25 mammal species which include Buffalo, Giraffe, Sable, Zebra, Eiland, Blesbok and Kudu.

Our photo opportunities are endless with grass planes, vibrant sunsets, bushveld, mountains, wild animals, Sotho ruins and the Vaal River to name but a few.

When visiting this beautiful game reserve, guests have a choice of staying in one of the 6 comfortable Luxury Tented Chalets that overlook the bush veld. There are 8 Lodge Rooms and 2 Rondavels next to the swimming pool. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

A cash bar is available on the premises. Guests can relax around the pool with a sun downer and enjoy a bonfire in the African Boma.

All room rates include breakfast and served on the viewing deck. Menus for lunch and dinner are available.


There are activities on the game farm such as game drives, fishing, river paddles, river walks, hockey, volleyball, soccer, and much more!

We also cater for groups, bachelor/ette parties, conference groups, team building, birthday parties, baby showers and almost anything you can think of!

Savannah has a wonderful WEDDING VENUE. When you get married at Savannah, the entire 3000 acre Game & Nature Reserve is exclusively yours. The open-air Chapel is surrounded with exquisite white Stinkhout trees and is directly on the banks of the Vaal River. While saying I do the river quietly meanders past and the sun set explodes in brilliant colours of orange and red against the mountains of the Vredefort Dome. The tranquillity of the beautiful surroundings engulfs the ones with love and peace, gathered to witness the union of two souls. Hear the call of the fish eagle searching for its mate while perched in a tree nearby.

See you soon!
"Ambiance at night"
12 Nov 2017
By Eugene Muller
"Really enjoyed a relaxing time"
"Enjoyable stay"
22 Apr 2014
By Gary, South Africa
"Nice location and good for a relaxing break"
"Baie lekker"
17 Mar 2014
By Shirley, South Africa
"Ons het baie lekker gebly. Die game drive was great. Personeel almal baie vriendelik. Sal defenetief weer kom kuier."
"Good overall"
09 Dec 2013
By Tinus, South Africa
"The experience was relaxing, staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were as expected. Breakfast and dinner should be included into the price as self catering is not an option, and the price was a bit steep for the value offered. The river is about 15 minutes' walk away, but not suited for picnics or kids at all. Game rangers didn't seem very knowledgeable on the game drive. Functions can be somewhat disruptive to guests expecting peace and quiet. Be aware of the poor quality 10km dirt road leading to the venue (if traveling by car)."
"Romantic getaway"
13 Aug 2013
By Angilene, South Africa
"Amazing getaway.. we had a lovely time with friendly people, clean rooms and mouth watering foods..thanks to all at Savannah."
"Savannah Game and River Resort"
19 Jun 2013
By Carmen, South Africa
"We had a fantastic stay! It was like being back home! Must be an awesome venue in the summer but a little chilly in the tents over winter! Will definitely visit again."
"Peaceful rest"
03 Apr 2013
By Leandri, South Africa
"We stayed at Savannah Game and River Resort over the long weekend! It was very relaxing and peaceful! At nite time a big herd of wildebeest surrounded our tents, it was amazing! Thanks again to the whole team, we had a great time!"
"Corrie n Fahmeeda Maritz"
31 Mar 2013
By Fahmeeda, South Africa
"To Mike, Kobus, Paul n Lessie. We had an awesome time and you guys made it special. Defininately will be seeing you guys again."