Savannah Game and River Retreat
Parys, Northern Free State - Accommodation
Savannah Game and River Retreat in Parys
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 a watering hole and the bush veld. There are 8 Lodge Rooms and 2 Rondavels next to the swimming pool. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms.
We have a special section away from the lodge for the travelling back packers. This unit sleeps 10 guests. Perfect for a fun group getaway.
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. Menu’s for lunch and dinner are available.
SELF-CATERING OPTIONS - Braai areas are available. You are more than welcome to bring your own braai meat, charcoal, fire lighters and salads. We will keep your food cold in our fridges. Cutlery and Crockery will be provided. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED ONTO THE PREMISES.
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!
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Facilities available at Savannah Game and River Retreat,Parys, Northern Free State
- Airport Shuttle
- Available This Weekend
- Conference Venues
- Credit Card Facilities
- Indoor Fireplace
- Laundry Facilities
- No Credit Card Facilities
- Parking on Premises
- Restaurant on Premises
- Room Service
- Satellite TV
- Swimming Pool
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|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa|
|Distance: 1.2 km / Duration: 1 hour 12 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R24/Johannesburg||0.6 km|
|3.||Continue onto R24|
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|4.||Merge onto N12/R24|
|5.||Take exit 113 for N3 S/N12 toward M2/Kimberley/Germiston/Durban|
|6.||Merge onto N3 Eastern Bypass/N12/N3|
|7.||Keep right at the fork to continue on N12|
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|8.||Take exit 67 for M68 toward Soweto|
|9.||Keep right, follow signs for N12/Bloemfontein/Kimbereley|
|10.||Continue onto N1/N12|
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|11.||Keep right at the fork to continue on N1||51.9 km|
|12.||Take the Route 9 exit toward R53/R42/Potchefstroom/Vanderbijlpark||0.6 km|
|13.||Turn right onto Potchefstroom Rd||12.1 km|
|14.||Slight left||7.7 km|
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OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.
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