Kariega Game Reserve is a sanctuary to abundant game and wildlife such as lion,elephant,buffalo,leopard,rhino,hippo,hyena, giraffe zebra,eland,wildebeest,waterbuck and a variety of antelope, as well as a myriad of bird species, including nesting Martial, Crowned and Fish Eagles.
Kariega Game Reserve is a 6000 hectare private game reserve, and is a must, for those seeking the retreat and the thrill of the great outdoors and an African Safari vacation of a lifetime.
Set high above the spectacular Kariega River Valley,Kariega Game Reserve gets you closer to nature in this wondrous African wilderness, in the heart of the 1820 Settler Country,with its rich historical heritage.
The golden beaches of Kenton-on-Sea are less than 15 minutes away.
Kariega Game Reserve offers luxury game lodge accommodation, architectural award winning lodges and a host of activities, such as; game drives,hiking,fishing,bird watching,canoeing,mountain biking and the ever famous river cruises on the Kariega Queen.
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.
Nestled on the banks of the Bushmans River, this 5-star quality Lodge comprises 10 superbly appointed thatched suites.
The Lodge, which overhangs the river, offers exclusivity,comfort and spectacular views and apart from wonderful game viewing, unique features include excellent river fishing and crabbing.
A luxury Lodge which accommodates 20 guests in 10 superbly appointed suites, each with own plunge pool, with panoramic views from private viewing decks.
The Lodge boasts unique African-style lounges, dining area 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. Children over 10 years are welcome.
Our family friendly Kariega Lodge comprises luxurious and spacious log chalets, all en-suite with their own viewing decks and some with private pools.
Here you can enjoy complete privacy, spectacular views and intimate contact with nature. Children of all ages are welcome.
Set in a remote part of the reserve with spectacular views. The Homestead is perfect for a group or family of up to 10 persons, wishing to enjoy a unique safari experience tailored to their own needs.
Morning and evening game drives in open vehicles with experienced rangers, where you will enjoy wonderful sightings of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, hippo, giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope species. Night drives are also very popular and can be arranged.
During one of your morning game drives, you will enjoy a memorable cruise down the Kariega River on the “Kariega Queen” and enjoy the tranquility of nature, whilst viewing the wonderful birdlife and game along the river.
For hiking enthusiasts, Kariega’s trails are a must. Walk safely amongst more than 25 species of game and wonderful birdlife on the non-dangerous section of the reserve.
For energetic guests, mountain bikes are available for your enjoyment. Enjoy the freedom of viewing game whilst taking a ride in the pristine bushveld, for an unforgettable African bush adventure.
Take a leisurely paddle down the Kariega River and spot our nesting Fish Eagles.
This is a haven for fly fishermen. Enjoy tranquil and picturesque surroundings whilst fishing for your prize in the well stocked Kariega River.
(Bring own fishing equipment)
For water-babies or those just wanting to cool off from the hot African sun, dive into the river and revel in the beautiful river pools surrounded by pristine forests. For the less adventurous, relax at the sun-splashed communal pools.