Kariega Game Reserve
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Family owned and managed, it would be accurate to say that the gradual growth and development of the now expansive 10,000 hectare malaria-free 'Big Five' reserve is one of the most accomplished conservation projects in the Eastern Cape to date. Kariega’s landscape spans across five different eco-systems, offering an exceptional game viewing and birding experience. Having two major rivers incorporated into the reserve (the Kariega and Bushmans rivers) adds enormous beauty and value.
- Swimming Pool
- Kids Club
- Fitness Centre/Gym
- Laundry Service
- Internet Access
- Close to Beach
- Bicycle Rental
Where is itOn 10,000 hectares of natural bushveld in the Eastern Cape. Transfer time from Port Elizabeth Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.
There are 5 different lodges: Main Lodge – has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush offering stunning views of the reserve. The 24 log chalets enjoy complete privacy with large private viewing decks (some with private pools) and stunning views of the Kariega River valley. All chalets with air-conditioning, en-suite bedrooms, fire place and satellite TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and hairdryer. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
All Inclusive of: all meals and selected beverages (bottled water, soft drinks, local beers, wines brandy, whiskey, gin etc). Two game-drives per day, river cruises, guided bush walks, canoeing and fishing.
All Inclusive basis for the Main Lodge is exclusive to Virgin Holidays guests.
Newly rebuilt Ukhozi Lodge – truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa and offers 10 luxury suites crafted from log, each with a private plunge pool and deck offering panoramic views of the valley. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (over 10 years old).
The River Lodge – is uniquely situated on the banks of the Bushmans River and comprises 10 luxury thatched suites. Special activities include daily boat trips to the Kenton beaches and river fishing. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (over 10 years old).
Settlers Drift — is a 5-star luxury tented lodge offering nine luxurious tented suites, each 110 sq m.
Honeymooners: Couples recieve a bottle of sparkling wine in their room on arrival. Couples staying 3 nights or more also receive a spa treatment to the value of ZAR500.00 per person.
Free night offer: stay 4 nights, pay for 3 nights when travelling between 1 May–30 Jun '20.
Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown.
2020 Honeymooners: Couples recieve a bottle of sparkling wine in their room on arrival. Couples staying 3 nights or more also receive a spa treatment to the value of ZAR500.00 per person.
Exclusive Spa offer: Stay 2 nights or more in Settlers Drift, River Lodge or Ukhozi Lodge and receive a complimentary spa treatment per person per stay. Valid for travel between 22 Aug–17 Dec '19 and 11 Jan–17 Dec '20.
At each lodge – indoor and outdoor (boma) dining, lounges and bar, swimming pool, spacious decks, curio shop and spa treatments. Wine cellar (Settlers Drift and Ukhozi Lodge only). Activities include morning and evening game-drives, guided bush walks, river cruises, canoeing and fishing*. Activity programme for kids. Wellness Centre* at the Main Lodge and Ukhozi Lodge. Sala's at Settlers Drift and River Lodge. Complimentary WiFi is available at all lodges. Private laundry facilities.
* Denotes local charge.
Please note: all children are welcome at the Main Lodge. Children under 10 years are not permitted at River Lodge and Ukhozi Lodge.