- Embark on thrilling game drives in the Kariega Game Reserve
- Take captivating safari walks and safari experience
- Indulge in rejuvenating treatments at the Kariega Health Spa
- Experience tranquil river cruises
- Explore the picturesque landscapes on mountain biking adventures
- Glide along peaceful waters while canoeing
- Fly-fishing on the banks of the Bushman's River
- Immerse yourself in breathtaking hikes
- air conditioning
- Lodge Type: Safari Lodge
- Location: Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge Size; 10 Suites
- Recommended Stay: 3-5 nights
Experience The Magic Of The Eastern Cape Wilderness With A stay At Kariega River Lodge
Located along the serene banks of the Bushman's River, Kariega River Lodge is a truly unique and enchanting destination. Nestled within the heart of nature, this exquisite lodge offers an unparalleled experience of tranquillity and luxury.
With ten spacious and tastefully appointed thatched suites, each thoughtfully designed to provide a haven of comfort and elegance, Kariega River Lodge ensures that every guest enjoys a truly memorable stay. The suites have air conditioning to ensure the perfect temperature during your visit.
Conveniently situated just 80 minutes east of Port Elizabeth, Kariega Game Reserve offers a natural extension to your journey along South Africa's renowned 'Garden Route'. This iconic route, stretching between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, is a breathtaking journey through some of the country's most spectacular landscapes.
Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the Kariega Game Reserve, where the African wilderness comes to life. Embark on thrilling game drives guided by experienced rangers and witness the majestic "Big Five" in their natural habitat. Explore the diverse ecosystems, from sweeping grasslands to dense forests, and encounter a rich array of wildlife and birdlife.
Indulge in the finest culinary delights at Kariega River Lodge, where talented chefs create exquisite dishes inspired by the vibrant flavours of Africa. Savour each mouthful while enjoying panoramic views of the river and surrounding wilderness.
Located in the Eastern Cape, the Kariega Game Reserve spans over 10,000 hectares and boasts the impressive "Big 5" and is "Malaria Free". With its breathtaking landscape and captivating topography, Kariega stands out among other game reserves in the region, offering stunning views and an abundance of wildlife and birdlife.
Guests can expect to be mesmerised by sightings of majestic lions, magnificent elephants, powerful rhinos, formidable buffalos, elusive leopards, mighty hippos, cunning hyenas, graceful giraffes, elegant zebras, majestic elands, regal kudus, swift wildebeests, elegant waterbucks, and a variety of antelope species. The reserve is also a haven for bird enthusiasts, with nesting Fish, Martial and Crowned eagles among the numerous species that call Kariega home.
Experience the wonders of nature and immerse yourself in the beauty of Kariega Game Reserve.
Rooms And Suites
Kariega River Lodge offers ten spacious and elegantly designed thatched suites, each thoughtfully crafted to provide a luxurious and comfortable experience.
The suites encompass modern amenities such as air-conditioning and an overhead fan, allowing you to tailor the temperature to your liking and ensuring optimal comfort throughout your stay. Each suite boasts a king-size bed that can be arranged as twin beds, catering to all specific preferences.
Indulge in the en-suite bathroom with an inside shower and a beautifully ornate bath, providing a tranquil sanctuary for relaxation. The double vanity basin adds a touch of elegance, while the mini-bar ensures refreshments are always within reach. A safe is provided to keep your valuables secure for your peace of mind, and a telephone is available for any necessary communication.
Step out onto your private patio, where you can unwind and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. From here, you can observe the abundant wildlife roaming the area and marvel at the breathtaking views unfolding before you.
Cuisine And Wine
At Kariega River Lodge, visitors are treated to a culinary journey that marries local produce with international flavours. The cuisine is a testament to South African heritage, focusing on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Guests can savour a variety of dishes that range from game meat delicacies to vegetarian-friendly options, all meticulously prepared by in-house chefs.
The wine list at Kariega River Lodge is equally impressive, boasting a diverse selection from some of South Africa's premier wine regions. Whether you prefer a robust Cabernet Sauvignon, a delicate Chenin Blanc, or a vibrant Pinotage, there's a wine to complement every dish and satisfy every palate.
Kariega River Lodge prides itself on its knowledgeable staff, who are happy to assist in pairing your meal with the perfect glass of wine.
At River Lodge, guests can immerse themselves in the tranquil ambience of the lounges, where cosy nooks await to embrace them. They can indulge in the joy of browsing through a vast collection of books in the library, discovering new worlds with each turn of the page.
For those seeking ultimate relaxation, the sparkling pool invites them to unwind and soak up the sun's warm embrace. And when it comes to breathtaking views, the stunning deck that stretches over the Bushmans River offers an awe-inspiring panorama of nature's beauty, inviting guests to lose themselves in its captivating allure.
Indulge in a variety of inclusive activities during your stay at River Lodge:
- Embark on captivating morning and evening game drives, where you'll have the chance to witness the awe-inspiring wildlife in their natural habitat.
- Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of leisurely river cruises, allowing you to unwind and appreciate the breathtaking scenery.
- Experience the thrill of guided safari walks, where knowledgeable guides will unveil the secrets of the wilderness and provide fascinating insights into the surrounding ecosystem.
- Explore the captivating Kariega or Bushmans Rivers by canoe, immersing yourself in the untouched beauty of the waterways and encountering the abundant flora and fauna.
- For those seeking a new adventure, try fishing and enjoy reeling in the catch of the day.
With these enriching experiences, your stay promises to be a truly unforgettable journey of discovery and relaxation.
Spa And Wellness
Located at the Main Lodge, the Wellness Centre at Kariega Private Game Reserve offers a serene haven for rest, relaxation, and body, mind, and soul rejuvenation. Immerse yourself in the luxury and pampering you genuinely deserve amidst the tranquil beauty of the surroundings. Indulge in the extensive range of treatments and therapies, including various soothing massages, invigorating facials, and more.
Not only does the Wellness Centre cater to guests staying at the Main Lodge, but it is also conveniently accessible to guests from Ukhozi Lodge and The Homestead. With two treatment rooms and a well-equipped gym, the centre provides a comprehensive wellness experience.
Embrace the perfect sanctuary for your well-being, where every aspect is designed to enhance your sense of tranquillity and revitalisation.
Kariega River Lodge presents an exceptional blend of luxury accommodations, exquisite dining, revitalising wellness offerings, and captivating safari activities in the heart of South Africa's Eastern Cape.
River Lodge promises an unparalleled experience, inviting guests to indulge in the sublime beauty of the Kariega Game Reserve whilst simultaneously providing top-notch amenities and services.
Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, a culinary explorer, or a wellness seeker, Kariega River Lodge caters to all, ensuring a truly memorable and enriching stay. Experience the magic of the African wilderness like never before at Kariega River Lodge.
Rates from R9 200.00 per person
- Kariega River Lodge Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Game drives twice daily
- All meals
- Selected beverages
- Other inclusive activities
- Non-select beverages
- Additional activities
- Items of a personal nature
- Kariega Foundation conservation & community levy