Overview

Sprawled across 10,000 hectares of unspoiled bushveld and including two rivers, the Kariega and Bushman, Kariega Game Reserve is a slice of pristine wilderness where you can expect to see the Big 5 and so much more. If that wasn’t enough to entice you the reserve is family owned and operated, ensuring a warm and friendly atmosphere throughout your visit, and the reserve offers luxurious, well-appointed accommodation and excellent facilities.

Holiday resort information

Room Types

There are 5 different stunning lodges to choose from when you visit Kariega, each one with its own distinctive merits.
  • Main Lodge

    This warm and relaxed location offers 24 tastefully furnished log chalets, equipped with all of the must-have conveniences such as en-suite bedrooms, air-conditioning, satellite TVs, fireplaces and tea and coffee facilities. They also boast spacious viewing decks, perfect for surveying the surrounding bush.
  • Ukhozi Lodge

    Ukhozi is the ideal lodge for couples wanting a romantic sojourn in the bush. Here you will find 10 exquisite luxury lodges, each one with an amply proportioned en-suite bathroom, a viewing deck and a pristine private plunge pool.
  • River Lodge

    River Lodge is named for its spectacular location on the banks of Bushman’s River and provides discerning guests with an alluring combination of wilderness romance and tranquility. The lodge features 10 magical thatched-roof suites with private patios. Beach trips are available from here by boat.
  • Settlers Drift

    Tucked away in a particularly remote corner of the reserve, this unique lodge provides you with an atmospheric tented safari experience overlooking the Bushman’s River. There are 9 opulent tented suites, all of them consisting of a plush bedroom and stylish living area, a private viewing deck and a well-appointed bathroom.
  • The Homestead

    This is a breathtaking private lodge that is available for hire and is perfect for groups of friends or families. Home to 7 generously proportioned bedrooms, a dining room and lounge with a fireplace, a swimming pool, playroom for children and so much more, The Homestead is a bewitching home-from-home in the heart of the bush.

Facilities

The facilities at Kariega Game Reserve are varied and superlative. All of the different lodges have their own unique sets of facilities, activities and services, and the reserve is also home to an outstanding Wellness Centre that provides services for three of the lodges. Some of the decadent treatments on offer include an African Scalp Massage, an Advanced Facial, and manicures and pedicures.

During your stay at the reserve you can also go canoeing, fishing and take boat trips, depending on which lodge you are staying at. Bush walks, river cruises and evening game drives are all part of the day-to-day enjoyment of life in the veld.

Children are catered for too, with Main Lodge offering a daily programme for kids, with various fun-filled activities such as earning a Junior Ranger certificate. There is also a play area at the lodge with a TV, books, play-doh, table tennis and more.

Restaurants

Each of the lodges at Kariega Game Reserve boasts its own dining venue where you can enjoy sumptuous meals and refreshments.

  • Main Lodge

    Delicious traditional dishes can be savoured at the lodge’s restaurant and its boma, with meals being served buffet-style. There is also a bar where you can unwind with a drink in between game drives.

  • Ukhozi Lodge

    Ukhozi is home to a restaurant and boma with an outdoor pool where guests can tuck in to mouthwatering cuisine. All meals and selected beverages are included in your room rate.
  • River Lodge

    As with the other lodges, delicious and abundant meals are available here.
  • Settlers Drift

    This remote lodge is home to a restaurant and a bar, as well as a wine cellar, so there are plenty of opportunities for delectable wining and dining.
  • The Homestead

    During your stay here you have the benefit of your very own cook and all your meals and selected drinks will be planned and scheduled according to your personal requirements.

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