Savannah Game & River Retreat Parys Guest Lodge Free State
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  • Property TypeEstate
  • Guests36
  • Rooms/Units17

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Savannah Game & River Retreat is a Parys hotel providing accommodation in 17 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Northern Free State region.

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.

Accommodation

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.

Please see the individual room descriptions with photographs below, to assist you with your choice.

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.

Location

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!

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Heater(s)
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

The Lodge Room

The Lodge Room features a King Size Bed or two single beds. The en-suite bathroom either a large bath and shower or a shower only with a basin and toilet. This unit is equipped with a coffee/tea station, a wall heater and electric blankets in winter.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 7
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Luxury Tented Chalet

Savannah has two Luxury Tented Chalets. Each Luxury Tented Chalet has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin. There is a King-size Bed or two single beds. An additional bed can be added for children or a 3rd guest.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Tented Chalet

Savannah has four Tented Chalets. Each Tented Chalet has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin. There is a King-size bed or two single beds. An additional bed can be added for children or a 3rd guest.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

The Bush Room is tucked away in the trees. You are private and away from the lodge and tents. There is a King-size bed and an open plan bathroom with a bath only. Separate toilet. The room has a heater, fan, hot blanket, towels, amenities, Tea and Coffee station.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Rondavel Accommodation

Savannah has two Rondavels. Each Rondavel has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin. There is a King-size bed or two single beds. The room has a coffee station.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

The Nyala Family Room

The room has a King-size bed or two single beds and a bunk bed. The en-suite bathroom has a shower, basin and toilet. This unit is equipped with a coffee/tea station, a wall heater and electric blankets in winter. It includes all bedding.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

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Me and my partner decided on a little break away from the city and we came across Savannah Game And River retreat on SA Venues. It really looked appealing and exactly what we were looking for. We made a booking for the weekend of 13th February with check out only for Monday, to give us some more time to relax. During our stay we really enjoyed the nature. The Staff were VERY friendly in particular Suzan and Julia. They were very helpful and always smiling. The Game drive was lovely and really enjoyed seeing the rest of the farm. However there were a few things that we feel they can improve on and would like to make some suggestions : - The Luxury Tented chalets are said to be self catering, but there is no fridge, or mini Kitchenette available - Dustbins and big rubbish bins are not readily available : something good to maybe add - hiking trail : unfortunately was overgrown and completely flooded. It seemed like the staff wasn’t aware of that. Fishing area seemed deserted and unkempt. Maybe see to cut a new path around the old one. - Over all facilities seemed poorly maintained and in areas very dilapidated. - No house keeping service - on the Sunday , we were the only guests still remaining and it seemed like this was unfamiliar to them as they had only One staff member that stayed behind to assist us on the Sunday. Suzan as previously said was amazing , but felt sorry for her to have to deal with everything on her own, including no arrangement for her for transport the next morning when we checked out. This place shows a lot of potential to be the best break away spot , but clearly needs some TLC and improvement. The valentine’s braai in the Bouma was exceptional and very well organised. Also the food was lovely. Though it was not the best, we did enjoy the breakaway but would prefer visiting another place next time around.

February 2021

Christo A. (Johannesburg)

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Baie swak diens!

January 2019

Hermann (Pretoria)

Need to Know

Response timeSavannah Game & River Retreat typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

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

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since May 2014

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