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Kariega River Lodge

Kariega River Lodge

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  • Lodge Information
  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Kariega Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 6 rooms
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
This family-owned and operated private Kariega game reserve spans nearly 9,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, incorporating the picturesque Kariega and Bushmans Rivers. Kariega's game lodges offer a unique combination of awesome Big-5 game viewing with an expansive variety of fauna, flora and birdlife in a landscape that incorporates 5 different eco-systems, displaying the most dramatic views and vistas. The experience is very powerful and authentically African.

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.

Kariega River Lodge is one-of-a-kind. 10 spacious, air conditioned and tastefully appointed thatched suites meander along the banks of the Bushman's River, offering the most discerning of guests luxurious peace and tranquility.

Rooms & Suites:

10 spacious, luxuriously appointed, en-suite thatched suites. All air-conditioned with an overhead fan. Guests can relax, viewing game and enjoying the stunning vistas from their private patio.

Food & Wine:

The Lodge boasts unique African-style lounges, restaurant 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.


- King-size bed (can be made up as twin bed).
- En-suite bathroom.
- In-side shower and Ornate bath.
- Double vanity basin.
- Air-conditioning and overhead fan.
- Mini-bar.
- Internet connectivity (at reception).
- Safe and telephone.
- Private viewing patio.


Morning and evening game drives with experienced rangers give guests the opportunity of game viewing from open vehicles. Guests can expect to be enthralled with the sightings of lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, hippo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, eland, kudu, wildebeest, waterbuck and a variety of antelope, as well as a myriad of bird species, including nesting fish, martial and crowned eagles.

At least one game drive will include a boat cruise on the stunning Kariega Game Reserve or Bushmans rivers.
  • Lodge Highlights
  • - Game Drives
  • - Safari Walks
  • - Kariega Health Spa
  • - River cruises
  • - Mountain Biking
  • - Canoeing
  • - Fly-fishing
  • - Hiking

  • Rates from: R 3800.00
  • 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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  • Mon - Fri 8:30am To 5:30pm (CAT)
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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.