Kariega Game Reserve

Operates in:

South Africa



Kariega Game Reserve is an internationally renowned malaria-free Big-5 private game reserve situated near Port Elizabeth, thus forming a natural extension to Cape Town and the Garden Route. Family-owned and managed, it would be accurate to say that the gradual growth and development of the now expansive 10,000-hectare reserve is one of the most accomplished conservation projects in the Eastern Cape to date. Kariega’s landscape spans across five different ecosystems, resulting in extremely high game carrying capacities which results in Kariega’s game viewing and birding experience being unsurpassed in the Eastern Cape. Having two major rivers incorporated into the reserve (the Kariega and Bushman’s rivers) adds enormous beauty and value, where guests enjoy stunning river cruises, canoeing, and fishing on both rivers.

Kariega offers five uniquely different lodges to suit all needs (from 4 to 5-star).

Settlers Drift (5-star) is located in a remote and untouched part of the Kariega wilderness, offering a unique tented safari combined with 5-star luxury. The lodge consists of 9 luxury tented suites (each 110m²).

River Lodge (4-star superior) is a unique thatched lodge situated on the banks of the Bushmans River comprising of 10 luxury thatched suites. Special activities include daily boat trips to the Kenton beaches.

Ukhozi Lodge (4-star superior) is superbly sculptured from stone, wood, and glass and truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa. 10 luxurious suites, each offering complete privacy, and private plunge pools.

Main Lodge (4-star) offers families, friends, and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. Comprises 24 spacious chalets. The lodge and chalets, which enjoy stunning views, have been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment.

The Homestead (4-star) is a private sole use lodge with 7 en-suite bedrooms and offers guests secluded comfort, convenience, and luxury.