Savannah Game & River Retreat  Verified Listing

Vaal River Parys Free State Province South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.3 / 5
Based on 9 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 15 Nov. 2012

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Boma Fire
Private Bathroom
Garden
Pets are not allowed
Wardrobe or closet
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Fishing
Patio
Linen
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Splash Pool
Cleaning service
Outdoor furniture
Terrace
Parking on Premises
Game Drives
Vegetarian
WiFi
Fireplace
Dining Area
Fire extinguishers
Airport Transfers
Bar
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
Communal Braai Area
Communal Swimming Pool
Concierge
Deck
Fan
Hairdryer
Heater
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Restaurant
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

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.

CATERING OPTIONS – Breakfast available on request, a menu is available for lunch and dinner.

In Room Facilities:

Bush Room:

The Bush Room is tucked away in the trees. You are PRIVATE away from the lodge and tents. Has a King Size bed, open plan bathroom. Bath only. Separate toilet. The room has a heater, fan, hot blanket, towels, amenities, Tea and Coffee station.

There is a deck with comfortable chairs and a table to enjoy a cold sundowner from our fully licensed bar. Private garden area.

Luxury Tented Chalets:

Kudu (Unit 3) and Blesbok (Unit 6)

Savannah has 2 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 2 single beds. An additional bed can be added for children or a 3rd guest. (Children pays half price)

Our Luxury Tented Chalet is half brick and half tent. Built on a solid structure raised off the ground. This gives you a great view of the African Bushveld and the Vredefort Dome.

Each Tent has its own deck with comfortable chairs and a table to enjoy a cold sundowner from our fully licenced bar. All units are equipped with a coffee/tea station, hairdryer and electric blankets. It includes all bedding, towels and amenities.

Tented Chalets:

Springbok (Unit 1), Impala (Unit 2), Waterbuck (Unit 4) and Sable (Unit 5)

Savannah has 4 Tented Chalets. Each Tented Chalet has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin. There is a King Size Bed OR 2 single beds. An additional bed can be added for children or a 3rd guest. (Children pays half price) Our Tents are built on a solid structure raised off the ground. This gives you a great view of the African Bushveld and the Vredefort Dome.

Each Tent has its own deck with comfortable chairs and a table to enjoy a cold sundowner from our fully licenced bar. All units are equipped with a coffee/tea station and electric blankets. It includes all bedding, towels and amenities.

Lodge Rooms:
The Lodge Rooms feature a King Size Bed OR 2 single beds. The en-suite bathroom either a large oval 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.

Rondavel Accommodation:
Savannah has 2 Rondavels. Each Rondavel has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin. There is a King Size Bed OR 2 single beds.

Area Information:

The little country town of Parys lies on the southern banks of the Vaal River about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg. Disputably named after its European counterpart on the banks of the Seine, what makes Parys interesting to visit is that it is situated within the Vredefort Dome Area - the place of the oldest and largest meteorite impact site in the world.

Property Facilities:

* Giant Chess game
* Swimming pool & splash pool
* Pool table & darts
* Day Visitors ( Fee applicable )
* CATERING OPTIONS – Breakfast available on request, a menu is available for lunch and dinner.
* SELF-CATERING OPTIONS – Braai areas are available. You are more than welcome to bring your own braai meat, charcoal, fire lighter and salads. We will keep your food cold in our fridges. Cutlery and Crockery will be provided. A Service Fee applies per room.

Attractions:

* River Walk
* Fly Fishing
* Fishing
* Multi-Sports court
* Game Drives (90-120 minutes)
* River Paddle
* Picnic

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Extra Info

Property Type Chalet, Guest Lodge, Guest Farm, Game Lodge
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots, Wedding
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Reviews

Gerhard Pretorius
01 December 2020

Nice environment, nice and quiet!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Barry Kearney
15 November 2020

We truly enjoyed our stay at Savannah, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The whole stay was so relaxing and tranquil. We will definitely visit them again

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Kobus van der Linde
03 November 2020

My husband, myself and our son visited this gorgeous place. We stayed in one of their newly renovated luxury tents and it was wonderful. The tent was very spacious even with our little ones cot that the Savannah staff kindly provided for us. Felt as though we were camping in luxury with the most comfortable bed with a divine shower. With the tented ceiling and walls, it was a pleasure to hear all the animals and creatures throughout the night but we were cozy and safe.

The tents are overlooking a dam that the animals come to drink at often that we watched from our private deck.
We went on a game drive and our guide was so wonderful. He was very friendly and taught us so many interesting facts that we had never heard before. We could get so close to the buffalos, it was surreal. You could tell the animals were calm and at ease, and it was very very enjoyable.

The food that we had for lunch on Saturday was delicious. My husband had the oxtail stew and I had the beef lasagne for lunch. The salads were fresh and the food was full of flavour.
We loved the self catering option and on the Saturday night we used their wonderful braai facilities. It was such a special experience to have a braai in the open bushveld.
The breakfast was eggs, bacon, toast, fried tomato and sausage. We were offered mushrooms too, but my husband and I declined.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and never too far if we needed anything, but not hovering or in our faces.
You can tell that they have recently renovated and upgraded a lot of their facilities as they look brand new. The Boma area looks as though it has just been painted and was so clean.

The road to the lodge is a dirt road that is well travelled, but definitely fine as we drove with a VW Polo and had no issues. To anyone that is expecting to find a game farm at the end of a tar road, I think you’re a bit misconceived about what a game farm is and should probably stick to a hotel.

Overall, it was a truly relaxing and wonderful experience. We will definitely be back and cannot wait to be at Savannah again

Superb. 5 out of 5
Beatrice Van Zyl
01 July 2020

What a lovely hidden Gem. While the men where fishing the girls went for a Spa treatment. The rooms were great and clean. To walk in nature away from the city after lock down was a great experience. There is buffalo, giraffe, sable - a wide variety of wild life. Had sundowners at their beautiful wedding venue. Watched the fish eagles. Looking a good getaway. Try Savannah good open spaces.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Eckhard Louw
12 March 2020

Nice place for the weekend brakeaway

Superb. 5 out of 5
Nkazimulo Nyathi
11 March 2020

The place was so beautiful.

We had a lovely weekend. I would recommend this resort to anyone that feels like a get away in the bushes. The Luxury Tents are indeed luxurious. The place was supper clean and the staff adorable.

Colleen is an amazing Host. The Game drive was also great. Jimmy the driver is a lovely person to be around, so pationate about his work.

We also had an opportunity to see their wedding venue which overlooks the Vaal River, AMAZING, is all i can say.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anonymous
06 February 2020

The staff were so friendly. Endless activities such as fishing, nature trails along the river. Afternoon Sunset game drives

Superb. 5 out of 5
Irene Baijnath
17 December 2019

The place is beautiful and peaceful.

Okay. 3 out of 5
alicia Jones
22 April 2019

It was a really nice relaxing experience.

Okay. 3 out of 5

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Parys Reviews

Anonymous
21 December 2020

Unique Restaurants and shops in Parys.
Breathtaking views of the river.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Tanja Koen
18 December 2020

Lot of interesting shops!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Nyeleti Mabunda
02 December 2020

The view is breath taking and the rooms are beautiful. Also the staff is very friendly.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Sinokuhle Magqashela
09 November 2020

The peace of mind.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lea Naude
19 December 2019

Beautiful shops and lovely coffee shops.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Hannelie De Noon
26 November 2019

Milky Lane excellent service and value for money.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Junique Wepener
25 November 2019

Amazing view and preserved nature.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Martin Nagel
11 November 2019

The scenery and all the places to visit and they are all nearby.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Terina Vermeulen
04 November 2019

Super dog friendly owner. Lots of other animals that come to visit at campsite.

Superb. 5 out of 5
theo
04 November 2019

The whole place.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5