Kariega Game Reserve

Kariega Game Reserve is a family-owned and operated private game reserve in South Africa stretching across 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness in the Eastern Cape. The Reserve is situated along the famous Garden Route, making it the perfect Big 5 South African safari destination to compliment a Cape Town visit and a trip along the country’s beautiful coast. This malaria-free South African game park is home to some of the richest biodiversity in Southern Africa, as well as two abundant rivers – the picturesque Kariega and Bushman’s Rivers. It’s your once in a lifetime choice for safaris South Africa!

Incorporating luxury safari lodge accommodation, magnificent Big 5 and other game viewing as well as breathtaking vistas over the hills, valleys and rivers below; Kariega Game Reserve offers the ultimate in authentic South African safari holidays. Experience close up viewing of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo – as well as multitudes of other South African safari wildlife from the comfort of an open game drive vehicle. An abundance of indigenous wildlife spread across this vast tract of wilderness will ensure an authentic safari experience at this spectacular game reserve in South Africa.

Each day begins with a morning safari into the South African bush where guests will experience the dawn of a new day as the landscape comes to life with the sunrise. During evening safaris guests may be lucky enough to witness the thrill of a lion hunt, or watch as a family of hippo emerge from the water for a night of grazing. As nocturnal life begins to stir, return safely to the lodge for a hearty dinner.

Two beautiful rivers make this game reserve in South Africa completely unique. Guests can complement their safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle. In the evenings, relax and sit back with a sundowner to simply enjoy the tranquil sights and sounds of river life within this unique game park in South Africa.

Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa is a 10 minute drive from the sleepy coastal village of Kenton-on-Sea, and a mere 140 km outside of Port Elizabeth, making it a perfectly accessible game park in South Africa and ideally situated near the coast.

Kariega Private Game Reserve – River Lodge

Kariega - Port Elizabeth Area

Set on the banks of the abundant Bushman’s River, this safari lodge boasts panoramic views over the still waters – a bird lover’s paradise – and is the ideal spot from which to enjoy your authentic safari. Luxurious safari-style lounges look out through glass doors and open up onto the expansive outdoor deck set right [...]

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Kariega Private Game Reserve – The Homestead

Kariega - Port Elizabeth Area

The Homestead is the first Kariega stay experience the Bakker Family had when they visited Kariega Private Game Reserve and they loved it! With a private chef and game ranger/host, this private safari lodge offers friends and family the luxury of designing their own safari experience according to their own needs and desires. Designed for [...]

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Kariega Private Game Reserve – Lodge

Kariega - Port Elizabeth Area

Ukhozi Lodge embodies the spirit and romance of the African bush – set overlooking the expansive hills and valleys below, each of the 10 private suites boast a private viewing deck and plunge pool for cooling off on hot summer days. Inside your luxury safari suite you will find a spacious living area, king-sized and [...]

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Kariega Private Game Reserve – Main Lodge

Kariega - Port Elizabeth Area

Main Lodge is the perfect safari destination for friends and families alike, which is why it is one of the Bakker Family’s favourite Game Viewing locations. With festive guest areas including a lively restaurant and bar area, as well as luxurious living areas and romantic, breath-taking views, this lodge offers a warm, inviting and luxurious [...]

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