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Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve
Eastern Cape
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Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Located in pristine surroundings, the tranquillity and splendour of KARIEGA GAME RESERVE, a Big 5 game lodge, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, is beyond doubt awesome.

Sanctuary to abundant game and wildlife such as lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino, hippo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, eland, wildebeest, waterbuck and a variety of antelope, as well as a myriad of bird species, including nesting Martial, Crowned and Fish Eagles, this 10,000 hectare private game reserve is a must, for those seeking the retreat and the thrill of the great outdoors and an African Safari vacation of a lifetime.

Set high above the spectacular Kariega River Valley, you cannot get closer to nature than in this wondrous African wilderness, in the heart of the 1820 Settler Country, with its rich historical heritage.  The golden beaches of  Kenton-on-Sea are less than 15 minutes away.

Kariega offers luxury game lodge accommodation, architectural award winning lodges and a host of activities, such as; game drives, hiking, fishing, bird watching, canoeing, mountain biking and the ever famous river cruises on the Kariega Queen.  Only 80 minutes east of Port Elizabeth, a visit to KARIEGA GAME RESERVE should be considered a natural extension of your trip along South Africa's famous 'Garden Route', between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

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Kariega Game Reserve Accommodation

River Lodge - Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Nestled on the banks of the Bushmans River, this 4-star quality Lodge comprises 10 superbly appointed thatched suites. The Lodge, which overhangs the river, offers exclusivity, comfort and spectacular views and apart from wonderful game viewing, unique features include excellent river fishing and crabbing.

Ukhozi Lodge - Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
A luxury Lodge which accommodates 20 guests in 10 superbly appointed suites, each with own plunge pool, with panoramic views from private viewing decks. The Ukhozi Lodge boasts unique African-style lounges, dining area and boma with an outdoor pool. Here guests can unwind in front of warm log fires, enjoy sumptuous cuisine or simply share experiences of the African bush. Children over 10 years are welcome.
Kariega Lodge - Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Our family friendly Kariega Lodge comprises luxurious and spacious log chalets, all en-suite with their own viewing decks and some with private pools. Here you can enjoy complete privacy, spectacular views and intimate contact with nature. Children of all ages are welcome.
The Homestead - Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Set in a remote part of the reserve with spectacular views. The Homestead is perfect for a group or family of up to 10 persons, wishing to enjoy a unique safari experience tailored to their own needs.
Overnight Bush Camp Experience - Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
“Overnight Bush Camp Experience” - anew safari adventure to be offered at Kariega Game Reserve. The Experience centers around providing guests a spectacular way to reconnect with nature and experience a truly wild camping adventure in a remote part of the Reserve.


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Activities INCLUDED in daily tariff

Game Drives
Morning and evening game drives in open vehicles with experienced rangers, where you will enjoy wonderful sightings of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, hippo, giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope species.  Night drives are also very popular and can be arranged.

River Cruises
During one of your morning game drives, you will enjoy a memorable cruise down the Kariega River on the “Kariega Queen” and enjoy the tranquillity of nature, whilst viewing the wonderful birdlife and game along the river.

Activities to enjoy at your leisure

For hiking enthusiasts, Kariega’s trails are a must. Walk safely amongst more than 25 species of game and wonderful birdlife on the non-dangerous section of the reserve.

Mountain Biking
For energetic guests, mountain bikes are available for your enjoyment. Enjoy the freedom of viewing game whilst taking a ride in the pristine bushveld, for an unforgettable African bush adventure.

Take a leisurely paddle down the Kariega River and spot our nesting Fish Eagles.

This is a haven for fly fishermen. Enjoy tranquil and picturesque surroundings whilst fishing for your prize in the well stocked Kariega River.
(Bring own fishing equipment)

For water-babies or those just wanting to cool off from the hot African sun, dive into the river and revel in the beautiful river pools surrounded by pristine forests. For the less adventurous, relax at the sun-splashed communal pools.

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Off the reserve activities

Horse Riding
Magnificent horse riding on the expansive beaches of Kenton-on-Sea is available.

For golfing enthusiasts the well known Royal Port Alfred or Fish River Sun Golf courses are only 25 and 40 minutes away.

Kenton on Sea with its golden beaches is less than 15 minutes away. Plan your stay at Kariega so as to experience the contrast of the ocean and river and abundant African wildlife.

Nearby attractions include visits to Grahamstown and other 1820 Settler landmarks.

Close to Kenton-on-Sea
Along the Sunshine Coast
Eastern Cape
South Africa

Unique attractions place this malaria free
Big 5 game lodge in a class of its own

About the Area
The Eastern Cape is rich in ethnic culture and diversity and guests can enjoy a unique wildlife experience in a malaria-free environment.

Kariega is situated 141 kms (approximately 80 minutes drive) from Port Elizabeth and 10 minutes from the beaches of Kenton-on-Sea.



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