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About Kariega Game Reserve Main Lodge

The Main Lodge comprises 21 spacious and comfortable air-conditioned log chalets, with en-suite bathrooms and private viewing decks. There is a spectacular architectural pub and restaurant that serves traditional South African cuisine under an open-air boma. The lodge and swimming pool are integrated with the surrounding bush.

Located within the Big 5 private game reserve, which is set in a 10 000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, that incorporates the picturesque Kariega and Bushmans Rivers. Kariega offers a combination of Big 5 and general game viewing through an expansive variety of fauna, flora and birdlife. All this is set in a landscape that spans across five different eco systems that offer the most dramatic views and vistas.

In addition to the unforgettable game viewing from open vehicles with qualified game rangers, guests can enjoy a variety of other activities. These activities include guided bush walks, river cruises, canoeing, an overnight bush camp and visits to the nearby beaches of Kenton-on-Sea.

The Main Lodge comprises 21 spacious and comfortable air-conditioned log chalets, with en-suite bathrooms and private viewing decks.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Reviews for Kariega Game Reserve Main Lodge

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Eric Meier-Rueegg, South Africa
06 April 2008

Just great

Anonymous, South Africa
08 December 2007

Nice cottage, beautiful setting. Safari was a wonderful experience!

dorothy Bremner, United Kingdom
01 December 2007

Enjoyed our stay very much, could not fault the enthusiasm of the staff especially our ranger Natasha. Lodge was comfortable and clean but needs a bit updating, especially the bathroom.

tracy galbraith-lowe, United Kingdom
27 July 2007

Staff were fantastic. Very friendly and efficient. Food was also delicious.

Kariega Game Reserve Main Lodge Map

Kariega Game Reserve Main Lodge is 13.3km from the centre of Kenton-on-Sea , the nearest airport 119.3km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Sebumo Tude Mountain Bike Trail

(0 km from Kenton-on-Sea)

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Kariega Beach

(1.4 km from Kenton-on-Sea)

The holiday village of Kenton-On-Sea boasts one of the loveliest Eastern Cape beaches. Set between the Kariega and Bushmans, two awesome tidal rivers, the area offers an incredible setting for family holidays. Behind the beach is a nature reserve,...

Kariega Game Reserve

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Joan Muirhead Nature Reserve Trails

(0.7 km from Kenton-on-Sea)

This day walk consists of a network of trails and is pretty easy to do. The trail is located in the 30 ha reserve above the beach between the Bushman’s and Kariega Rivers, just south of Kenton-on-Sea. There are three designated parking lots and a...