Discover the Diverse Wildlife of Kariega Game Reserve
Kariega Game Reserve is a family-owned and operated Big 5 private safari reserve located in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The reserve is situated along the Garden Route, making it the perfect South African safari destination to complement a Cape Town visit and a trip along the country’s beautiful coast.
This malaria-free game lodge encompasses 11,500 hectares of pristine African wilderness, as well as two abundant rivers – the Kariega and the Bushmans rivers. The reserve offers five safari lodges to suit all needs. Experience close-up game viewing of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard – as well as multitudes of other South African wildlife from the comfort of an open game drive vehicle.
Kariega’s Ukhozi Lodge is a vibrant and luxurious safari destination overlooking the rolling hills of the African landscape. The lodge consists of 10 well-appointed, spacious, and luxurious suites, each with its private plunge pool overlooking the river valleys below. Ukhozi Lodge offers guests the opportunity to embrace the intimacy and romance of an African safari – with exquisite indoor and outdoor dining and lounge areas, luxurious lodge accommodation, and unforgettable safari experiences.
10 luxury log-constructed suites, each featuring a private plunge pool and deck, air-conditioning, heating, a king-sized bed, spacious en-suite bathroom with twin basins, a separate shower and bath, and tea & coffee making facilities.
The Kariega Game Reserve safari experience revolves around twice-daily game drives, offering guests the opportunity for close-up viewing of a diverse range of African wildlife, including lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, zebra, various antelope species, and abundant birdlife. Our skilled and knowledgeable game rangers are dedicated to unraveling the secrets of the African bush, catering to specific requests, and providing informative answers to all your questions.
Experience the serenity of an early morning boat cruise along the Kariega River aboard the ‘Kariega Queen.’ Take in the breathtaking scenery and observe captivating birdlife, including the Crowned, Martial, and African Fish Eagles.
Kariega Game Reserve offers a variety of guided walking trails for guests to explore alongside their ranger. These guided safari walks provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in the African bush, witnessing wildlife and birds up close on foot.