Savannah Game & River Retreat Parys Guest Lodge Free State

Savannah Game & River Retreat

Hotel at 65 Woolridge, S1025, Vaal Eden Road, Parys, Northern Free State, Free State, South Africa. Show on Map

About Savannah Game & River Retreat

Savannah Game & River Retreat is a secluded African bush retreat where tranquility and relaxation awaits you. This is where the sunsets explode in brilliant colours of orange and red against the mountains of the Vredefort Dome, which is a World Heritage Site.


At this small and intimate safari lodge you can enjoy our Rustic Tented Chalets, The Main Lodge or our rondavel accommodation. The lodge is situated within walking distance to the river.

The Main Lodge:
The Main Lodge has three double rooms with en-suite bathrooms. It has a comfortable lounge and dining room area with DStv. All rooms have a Queen size bed and additional beds can be added for children. The en-suite bathrooms have a large oval bath, shower, basin and toilet. Rooms have tea and coffee stations, ceiling fans for summer and electric blankets during the winter. Gas heaters can be provided at an additional charge.

Tented Camp:
The camp has six rustic en-suite tented chalets. Each en-suite bathroom has a shower, basin and toilet. Each tent has queen size beds and additional beds can be added for children. Our tents are built on a solid base structure raised off the ground. This gives you great views of the African bushveld and the Vredefort Dome. Each Tent has its own deck overlooking a watering hole. Additional features are tea and coffee stations. In winter all the beds are equipped with electric blankets. Gas heaters can be added at an additional cost.

Our rondavels are situated in the garden leading onto the swimming pool. The en-suite bathrooms have a shower, basin and toilet. Each rondavel has a Queen size bed. Additional features are tea and coffee stations. In winter all the beds are equipped with electric blankets. Gas heaters can be added at an additional cost.

Breakfast & Dining

We have a Restaurant and Bush Bar with full DSTV on the premises.
Buffet breakfasts are served on the deck overlooking the watering hole.


We are situated in the Free State just outside Parys, nestled in the Vredefort Dome bordering 8km of Vaal River frontage. Therefore we own some of the most beautiful and breathtaking sites and sunsets!

We have the pleasure of sharing 2500 acres with 25 different mammal species including buffalo, giraffe, sable, zebra, kudu and many more. The list is endless; come and join us for a scenic game drive.

The 8km of Vaal frontage that was mentioned is ideal for paddling, bird watching over 300 species and fishing. We also have hiking and biking trails along the river for relaxing strolls or extreme sports!


Savannah Game & River Retreat wedding venue is our pride and joy! St Helena is our open air river chapel that is built on the banks of the Vaal River ... the perfect spot to say your 'I Dos'. While you gaze into your loved ones eyes, the river flows meters away from you. It is a stunningly, beautiful site that will make your special day feel like it came out of a fairy tale.

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  • Child friendly (all ages)


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -26.791914833
Longitude: 27.523283999333334

Closest airport(s)
Lanseria Airport - 132km
OR Tambo International - 135km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

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