Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

The perfect extension to the Garden Route, 80 minutes from Port Elizabeth, this malaria-free “Big-5” private game reserve is set in 10000 hectares (25000 acres) of pristine African wilderness incorporating the picturesque Kariega and Bushmans Rivers. In addition to unforgettable game viewing with experienced game rangers, the Kariega experience is unique in its offering of a diversity of activities which include guided bush walks, river cruises, canoeing, fishing and a spa and gym.


Accommodations & Facilities: There are 5 luxury lodges:

Settlers Drift: 9 luxury and spacious tented suites (each 110m²) offering opulent bedroom and living area, full bathroom, indoor/outdoor shower and private viewing deck. Settlers Drift is a 5-star luxury tented lodge located in a remote and untouched part of the Kariega wilderness, offering a unique tented safari (opened 1st December 2014).

River Lodge: 10 spacious, luxuriously appointed, ensuite thatched suites. All air-conditioned with an overhead fan. Guests can relax, view game and enjoy the stunning vistas from their private patio. River Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Bushman’s River and a special activity includes daily boat trips to the Kenton beaches.

Ukhozi Lodge: 10 luxury, log constructed suites, with a private plunge pool and deck offering panoramic views of the valley. Each suite enjoys a spacious en-suite bathroom and is fully air-conditioned. Ukhozi Lodge truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa where guests can unwind in front of warm log fires and share experiences of the African bush.

Main Lodge: 21 Log chalets, with large private viewing decks (some with private pools) offering privacy and stunning views of the Kariega River valley. All the log chalets are air-conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, fire place and satellite TV’s.* Main Lodge does not include drinks.

The Homestead: The Homestead is a private lodge which offers guests secluded comfort and luxury. With 7 spacious en-suite bedrooms, a bar, swimming pool, satellite TV, playroom for children and spectacular views, it is the perfect lodge for the sole use of a group or family of up to 14 persons.


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