Kariega River Lodge

Eastern Cape Game Reserves, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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  • A malarial free safari option in South Africa's Eastern Cape. A great spot at the end of a Garden Route adventure.

  • Relish in the variety of activities available from game drives, walking, river cruises, canoeing and fishing to name a few!

  • A family owned and run private game reserve offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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The Eastern Cape remains a great destination for the family to visit all year, combining Mediterranean and sub-tropical weather, temperatures remain pleasant and rarely reach extremes. The dry season runs from September until March with temperatures falling slightly until August, with midday temperatures reaching around 22°C (72°F).

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Immerse yourselves in this tranquil location by the Bushmans River. The beautiful suites will not fail to offer a sense of peace and luxury in this idyllic spot. Kariega River offers a unique opportunity to combine a Big Five game destination with the sea

With beautiful views of the river from the comfort of the lodge, guests can relax in one of the lounges with a book from the library or cool off in the pool whilst enjoying the panoramic view. The lodge comprises of ten spacious suites which are luxuriously appointed with en-suite bathrooms, and a private viewing patio.

During your stay you can enjoy excellent river fishing, canoeing, river cruises, bush walks and game drives in the Kariega Game Reserve where game such as lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard could be spotted. The reserve itself is bordered by both the Kariega and Bushmans river valleys, offering varied landscapes and ecosystems such as valley bushveld, fynbos, acacia woodland and savannah.


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  • Activities at Kariega

    Guests staying on the Kariega Game Reserve can enjoy a range of activities to explore this beautiful part of the Eastern Cape. Game activities are aplenty, perfect for the more adventurous traveler.

Vacation Ideas

  • Imagine South Africa

    Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route

    from $4300 pp 12 nights

    • You can really immerse yourself in the culture of South Africa as you go on a road trip through this fascinating country at your own pace.
    • Your base in Cape Town is in the foothills of Table Mountain, close to our favorite tried and tested restaurants in Cape Town.
    • Feel the thrill of an action-packed safari at the end of your road trip in a malaria-free game reserve.

Location & directions

Eastern Cape Game Reserves, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Situated in South Africa's malarial free Kariega Game Reserve about 80 minutes from Port Elizabeth airport.

Speak to our specialists 858 523 9000

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