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Kariega Private Game Reserve is a family owned and operated Big 5 private safari game reserve located in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The reserve is situated along the Garden Route, making it the perfect South African safari destination to compliment a Cape Town visit and a trip along the country’s beautiful coastline.

This malaria-free game lodge incorporates 10 000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, as well as two abundant rivers – the Kariega and the Bushmans rivers. The reserve offers five safari lodges to suit all needs. Experience close up game viewing of the big 5 0 lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard – as well as multitudes of other South African wildlife from the comfort of an open game drive vehicle.

Accommodation Options

Main Safari Lodge Chalets

24 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 (bedrooms only), with en-suite bedrooms and satellite TV’s. These lodges offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush.

Ukhozi Lodge

 These lodges truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa. Nestled in the bush you will discover 10 superbly appointed air-conditioned luxury suites crafted from log, each with a private plunge pool and deck offering panoramic views of the valley. The lodges boasts unique African-style lounges, restaurant and boma with an outdoor pool. Here the guests can unwind in front of warm log fires, enjoy sumptuous cuisine or simply share experiences of the African bush.

River Lodge

River lodge is a one-of-a-kind. 10 spacious, air conditioned and tastefully appointed thatched suites meander along the banks of the Bushmans River, offering the most discerning of guests luxurious peace and tranquility. Inside the lodges guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, relax at the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overheads the river.

Settlers Drift Luxury Tented Lodge

Settlers Drift offers a unique tented safari combined with 5-star luxury located in a remote part of Kariega. They consist of 9 spacious tented suites, each with stunning views and secluded viewing decks. Gazing down overlooking the Bushmans River, which delivers the ultimate guest experience.

The Homestead (A Private Lodge)

This private lodge offers guests the complete comfort and ultimate privacy of their own home. With dedicated hosts, game ranger and cook, guests have the flexibility to plan their day according to their own specific needs. It is situated in a remote and private part of the game reserve. It has got 7 spacious bedrooms, all en-suite, 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.

For an exciting experience and adventure, you can choose the option, that best suit your needs.

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