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Kariega Homestead

Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Kariega Game Reserve


Nestled within the expansive and diverse landscape of Kariega Game Reserve, the Homestead offers an exclusive haven for groups of up to 14 people seeking a unique and personalised safari experience. This farm-style retreat provides guests with the ultimate luxury of crafting their own itinerary, complete with a private chef and dedicated game ranger. The Homestead boasts a well-equipped bar and entertainment area, inviting lounge and dining space, fully-equipped kitchen, convenient laundry facilities, and a playroom for added enjoyment. All these amenities revolve around a picturesque lawn and pool, affording stunning vistas of the surrounding African wilderness in a remote section of the Big 5 reserve. It’s an ideal setting for families, friends, or corporate gatherings looking to enjoy the tranquillity of the bushveld.

Room Amenities

  • Heater
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shower

What to Expect

Kariega Game Reserve, a family-owned and operated sanctuary, lies in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, along the scenic Garden Route. This private safari reserve spans 11,500 hectares of pristine African wilderness, enriched by the presence of two meandering rivers – the Kariega and the Bushmans rivers. With five distinct safari lodges catering to diverse preferences, Kariega provides a gateway to thrilling game encounters. Visitors can revel in close encounters with the renowned Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard – alongside a wealth of other South African wildlife, all while enjoying the comfort and safety of open game drive vehicles. This malaria-free reserve offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of African wildlife and scenery, making it an ideal addition to a South African travel itinerary.


The Homestead

Private sole use lodge for up to 10 guests offering secluded luxury comfort, with private safari vehicle, game ranger, chef, boma, bar, pool, satellite TV and children’s playroom. Rate includes all meals, selected beverages, game drives and activities.

Safari Drives

The Kariega Game Reserve safari experience is centered around twice daily game drives. Guests will be delighted with close up viewing of a diversity of wild African game including lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, zebra, a host of antelope species, and much more including a myriad of exquisite birdlife. Skilled and knowledgeable game rangers will spend time unraveling some of the secrets of the African bush, will see to any specific requests, and ensure that all your questions are answered.

River Cruises

Enjoy an early morning boat cruise on the Kariega River on board the ‘Kariega Queen’ viewing exquisite scenery and enchanting birdlife including the Crowned, Martial and African Fish Eagles.

Guided Safari Walks

At Kariega Game Reserve there are a number of walking trails that guests can enjoy with their ranger. Guided safari walks allow guests to experience the feel of the African bush and enjoy watching wildlife and birds on foot.


  • 24-hour Security
  • Pool
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • TV Room
  • Secure Parking
  • Meal on Request
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