Located in pristine surroundings, the tranquility and splendour
of Kariega Game Reserve, in the Eastern Cape Province of South
Africa, is beyond doubt awesome.
Unique attractions place this malaria free Game Reserve in a
class of its own.
Sanctuary to abundant game and wildlife such as lion, elephant,
leopard, rhino, hippo, giraffe, zebra, eland, wildebeest, waterbuck
and a variety of antelope, as well as a myriad of bird species,
including nesting Martial, Crowned and Fish Eagles, this 5000
hectare private game reserve is a must, for those seeking the
retreat and the thrill of the great outdoors and an African Safari
vacation of a lifetime.
Set high above the spectacular Kariega River Valley, you cannot
get closer to nature than in this wondrous African wilderness,
in the heart of the 1820 Settler Country, with its rich historical
The golden beaches of Kenton-on-Sea are less than 15 minutes
Only 80 minutes east of Port Elizabeth, a visit to Kariega Game
Reserve should be considered a natural extension of your trip
along South Africa`s famous `Garden Route`, between Cape Town
and Port Elizabeth.
Ukhozi Lodge accommodates 20 guests in ten superbly appointed
luxury suites crafted from log, with panoramic views from private
The suites are decorated in an African style and allow you to
blend natural beauty and splendour with all the best of human
comforts. Each suite has a large en suite bathroom and a fan for
those warm summer nights.
During the day and between game drives, guests can soak up the
African sun in the tranquil ambiance of Ukhozis outdoor
In the evenings, guests can unwind in front of warm log fires,
enjoy sumptuous cuisine or simply share experiences of the African
Kariega Lodge comprises luxurious and spacious, fully serviced
log chalets, all en-suite with their own viewing decks and some
with private pools.
The chalets are decorated in an ethnic style, are very spacious
and enjoy complete privacy and spectacular views.
From your deck listen for the cry of the African Fish Eagle or
in the comfort of your chalet, revel in the stillness and silence
as night falls over Kariega.
A spectacular architectural award-winning pub and restaurant,
nestled in indigenous bush with commanding views of the reserve,
serves tasty traditional South African cuisine, or guests can
enjoy the experience of a meal in the open-air boma.
For those who want to do more than merely relax and enjoy the
idyllic surroundings at Kariega, there is plenty to keep you busy
in and around this enchanting Reserve.
Kariega also offers some unique features that are rarely found
in South African Reserves.
Enjoy these exciting activites and adventures at Kariega:-
- Hiking - for hiking enthusiasts, Kariega's trails are a must.
Walk freely amongst more than 25 species of game and wonderful
- Game Drives - enjoy our game drives in open vehicles with
- River Cruises - Kariega is proud to announce that their new
barge is now 'a floatin'.
Join us on the Kariega Queen for a memorable cruise down the
Kariega River. Watch the sun set in the tranquility of nature,
whilst enjoying a refreshing drink from the bar on deck.
- Fly-fishing - this is a haven for fly fishermen. Enjoy tranquil
and picturesque surroundings whilst fishing for your prize in
the well stocked Kariega River.
- Canoeing -take a leisurely paddle down the Kariega River
and spot our nesting Fish Eagles.
- Golf - within 25 or 40 minutes are the famous Royal Port
Alfred or Fish River Sun golf courses. Golf enthusiasts can
experience these magnificent courses.
How to get there
From Port Elizabeth take the N2 to Grahamstown and choose one
of two alternative routes, namely the Coastal Route on the R72
via Alexandria to Kenton-on-Sea where you turn inland and proceed
for 14 km on the R343, or proceed on the N2 towards Grahamstown
for about 110 km turning to your right before reaching Grahamstown
onto the tarred road (R343) to Salem and Kenton-on-Sea for a distance
of 32 km.
The turnoffs on both routes are well signposted.
Clothing & Accessories
Camera, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, walking shoes, insect repellent,
bathing costumes, warm jackets for game drives & river cruises.
Health & Climate