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Welcome to Savannah Game and River Retreat Wedding and Conference venue. 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 we are home to 25 mammal species which include buffalo, giraffe, sable, zebra and kudu.



Savannah Game and River Retreat has a variety of different style accommodation.  We give you the customer a choice from a Bush Room tucked away in the trees, to Safari Chalets overlooking a watering hole, Lodge Accommodation overlooking the garden, Rondavels next to the pool and a Backpackers section that is away from the main lodge.





Savannah offers a delicious hot breakfast or muesli, fruit, and yogurt available upon request. Start your day with a hearty, home-cooked meal, made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy a great breakfast on the viewing deck while you sip on coffee or tea and enjoy the natural beautiful surroundings.



Experience the wild beauty of the African savannah like never before. Our luxurious lodges offer the perfect backdrop to witness the sweeping plains of the savannah, which are teeming with a variety of wildlife. Relax and take in the sights and sounds of this majestic African landscape.



Savannah offers a pool area with a kiddie pool and a main pool, perfect for families and friends to take a dip and cool off in the summer sun. Enjoy a refreshing swim while admiring the breathtaking views of the surrounding nature. With both a kiddie pool and a main pool, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Lodge Wifi


Savannah offers Wi-Fi throughout the lodge, allowing you to stay connected and share your experiences with family and friends. Available upon request, our Wi-Fi can be accessed in most of the lodge rooms or while relaxing in our common areas. Stay connected and make the most of your visit to Savannah Lodge.

Daily Housekeeping


Our housekeeping service ensures a great level of cleanliness and comfort. Our experienced housekeeping staff is dedicated to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. All of our guest rooms are fully cleaned and serviced regularly to ensure the utmost satisfaction.

Boma Dining Experience

At Savannah, we offer a unique Boma Dining Experience. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the African night while savoring a delicious feast around a blazing fire. Our talented chefs create mouthwatering dishes that will tantalize all your senses.



Creating Lasting Memories

At Savannah Lodge, we offer a unique and breathtaking venue to create lasting memories on your special day. Our lush gardens, picturesque views, and attentive service make our game lodge the perfect place to tie the knot. From intimate elopements to grand wedding celebrations, we provide a one-of-a-kind setting to make your wedding day truly memorable.



Game Drives


At Savannah, you can experience the thrill of a lifetime with our Game Drives. We offer you the chance to explore the bush veld of South Africa, where you will have the opportunity to observe up to 25 different mammal species, including Buffalo, Giraffe, Sable, Zebra, Eiland, Blesbok, Kudu, and Impala.

Cultural Sites


The area around Parys is home to a variety of cultural sites and attractions, providing guests of Savannah with a unique opportunity to experience the region's rich cultural history. From ancient ruins and rock art sites to traditional villages and craft markets, there is something for everyone to explore and experience.



You can enjoy the experience of camping in the stunning African veld. Our campsites provide plenty of room for tents, as well as spectacular views of the surrounding wildlife. Spend a night under the stars, listening to the sounds of the bush and embracing the beauty of the African landscape.

Leisure Activities


Savannah offers a variety of leisure activities for visitors to enjoy. From game drives to bird watching to nature walks, there is something for everyone to explore and experience. Our wide range of activities will help make your stay unforgettable.

Bird Safari


Our bird safari offers a wide range of birds found around the Parys area. From the majestic Fish Eagle to the colorful African Hoopoe, you can observe these feathered wonders in their natural habitat. Enjoy a diverse range of species while you identify and learn more about these birds.

Fly Fishing 


Guests can take part in the exciting activity of fly fishing. Explore a massive riverfront and discover the best spots on the Vaal River, where you'll be able to cast your line and enjoy the peaceful, picturesque setting. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced fisherman, you'll have a great day out and the chance to catch some of the river's finest fish.



“We had the pleasure of spending the weekend at Savannah lodge. And i must say the hospitality was spmething i have not experienced before. They do cater for your every need. The dirt road leading to the lodge was better than some of the tar road in South-Africa. Nice wild life to see with one cheeky ostrich. Overall experience is 5/5.
Thanks Savannah lodge for a awesome weekend hope to see you soon again”
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