Kariega Game Reserve - Kariega Main Lodge

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Family owned and operated, Kariega stretches across 10,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness in the picturesque Kariega and Bushmans River Valleys. Each day, join a skilled ranger for close up game viewing of the Big Five as well as a multitude of other wildlife, a stunning array of fauna, flora and abundant birdlife.  Guests also have the option to join a guided bush walk for the chance to stroll amongst more than 25 species of game and birds. River cruises are also on offer, or you can take one of the canoes for a leisurely paddle down the rivers and watch in blissful silence as the river birds and animals go about their daily business. Four unique lodges, differing in price and luxury, combined with excellent facilities and breathtaking vistas over the hills, valleys and rivers below, ensures Kariega Game Reserve is the perfect destination for a spectacular wildlife experience. Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly base to enjoy the African bush. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a swim in the pool.


  • 24 log chalets
  • indoor/outdoor dining
  • lounges
  • swimming pool
  • canoeing
  • river fishing
  • guided bush walks
  • river cruises
  • wellness centre


In African style chalets commanding panoramic views with bath/shower, spacious lounge and living area and private deck with stunning views of the Kariega River valley. Some chalets also have a plunge pool.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Game drives

Two game drives per day.

Transfers/driving time

1 hour 30 min from Port Elizabeth airport.


A conservation & community levy of R150 per adult per night is also payable.

from £199 per person per night
  • Full Board

Premier offers for Kariega Game Reserve - Kariega Main Lodge

Premier Plus

15% Room discount

01 May-31 Jul 22 if you stay at least 3 nights.


Receive a bottle of sparkling wine and if you stay at least 3 nights receive a free spa treatment up to R500 per person.

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