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Kariega Main Lodge

Kariega Main Lodge

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  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Kariega Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 24 Log chalets
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. Located on a hilltop on the eastern side of the Kariega Reserve with views out over the surrounding hills and valleys.

The main public areas and log chalets blend perfectly in with the surrounding bushveld, walking around the lodge one will be surprised at the amount of birdlife fluttering around in plain sight.

Kariega is well know for her "Big Five" safaris and spectacular wildlife and birdlife, the area is of course malaria-free making it a perfect safari destination for young families.

Rooms & Suites:

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.

- King-size bed (can be made up as twin bed).
- En-suite bathroom.
- In-side shower and Ornate bathroom.
- Large private viewing deck (some with private pool).
- Air-conditioning.
- Bar fridge.
- Internet connectivity (at reception).
- Safe and telephone.

Food & Wine:

The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where the guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool.


The restaurant area accommodates around 80 visitors, there is a small bar at which there is a nice selections of beers and wine. The boma area is a must for dinners if the weather is playing fair.

A large swimming pool in on offers for those hot summer days. Around the corner from the pool there is a gym and wellness centre that offers spa treatments.


Game drives in open top 4x4 safari vehicles are part and parcel of your stay here at Kariega.

Other activities include River cruise, walking safaris, fishing and canoeing (we highly recommend canoe for a few hours, absolutely stunning).

  • Rates from: R 3200.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Kariega Fishing

  • Kariega Fishing
  • Guests at all lodges can enjoy river fishing on either the Kariega or Bushmans rivers. River Lodge and Settlers Drift are perfectly situated for keen fisherman, where guests can fish in the Bushmans river from a boat or canoe. If you are Kariega for a night nights, try your hand at a little fishing.
  • Kariega Walking Safaris

  • Kariega Walking Safaris
  • Kariega offers guided bush walks with our experienced rangers. This provides guests with the opportunity of walking amongst more than 25 species of game and abundant birdlife. Walking safaris is a must for those who like a bit of exercise and for those more adventurious types, highly recommended.
  • Kariega Children Activities

  • Kariega Children Activities
  • Children of all ages are encouraged to enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with their parents (as well as the river cruise). There are children's activities on offer including fun and interactive games, target practice, creating bushman paintings and practicing wildlife survival skills.
  • Kariega Photo Safaris

  • Kariega Photo Safaris
  • Specialised photo safaris are led by an experienced guide photographer in a private dedicated vehicle rigged specifically for photographic equipment. Your guide is also a qualified ranger and interacts with guests before, during, between and after game drives to ensure amazing photo opportunities.
  • Kariega Wellness Centre

  • Kariega Wellness Centre
  • The Wellness Centre at Kariega Private Game Reserve is the perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Treat yourself to the luxury and pampering you deserve in beautiful, tranquil surroundings and indulge in a range of treatments and therapies, including relaxing or energizing massages.