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Kariega Lodges

This family-owned and operated private game reserve spans nearly 10,000 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.

The Uyaphi team has chosen a select portfolio of Eastern Cape lodges, camps and intimate hotels for your enjoyment.

Kariega Game Reserve


Kariega River Lodge

Kariega River Lodge
From ZAR 3800.00 pp
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 tranquillity.

Kariega Main Lodge

Kariega Main Lodge
From ZAR 3200.00 pp
Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. offers 9,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, incorporating the picturesque Kariega and Bushmans Rivers.

Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

Kariega Ukhozi Lodge
From ZAR 3800.00 pp
Kariega Ukhozi Lodge is a small luxurious and vibrant safari destination with modern African style decor surrounding. The lodge sits high on a hill overlooking the Kariega Game Reserve with her rolling hills and valleys.

Kariega Settlers Drift

Kariega Settlers Drift
From ZAR 5500.00 pp
Located in a remote and untouched valley within the Kariega Game Reserve one comes across a a small and intimate 5 star safari lodge. Kariega Settlers Drift is situated above the Bushman’s River with views out and over this amazing "Big 5" Reserve.

Kariega Homestead

Kariega Homestead
From ZAR 24000.00 pp
The Kariega Homestead is a private lodge which offers its guests all the comfort, convenience and luxury of their own home. With a dedicated game ranger and chef, guests have the flexibility to plan their day according to their own specific needs.

  • 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.