Kariega Game Reserve, Eastern Cape

Kariega is an internationally renowned malaria-free Big-5 private game reserve situated near Port Elizabeth, thus forming a natural extension to Cape Town and the Garden Route. Family owned and managed, the gradual growth and development of the now expansive 11,500 hectare reserve is one of the most accomplished conservation projects in the Eastern Cape to date.


Kariega’s landscape spans across five different eco systems, resulting in extremely high game carrying capacities which results in Kariega’s game viewing and birding experience being unsurpassed in the Eastern Cape. Having two major rivers incorporated into the reserve (the Kariega and Bushmans rivers) adds enormous beauty and value, where guests enjoy stunning river cruises.

Kariega offers five uniquely different lodges to suit all needs (from 4 to 5-star).

Settlers Drift (5-star) is located in a remote and untouched part of the Kariega wilderness, offering a unique tented safari combined with 5-star luxury. The lodge consists of 9 luxury tented suites and the perfectly positioned tented lodge delivers the ultimate guest experience.
Ukhozi Lodge (4-star superior) truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa. Meandering bush paths connect 10 luxurious suites, each offering complete privacy with their own breath-taking vistas and private plunge pools.

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How to get there:

Award winning Qatar Airways offer direct daily flights and ticketing to Johannesburg. Please click on the logo for details and prices. Once you arrive into Johannesburg, you can connect onto the short flight with Airlink to Port Elizabeth, where a transfer can be arranged, or car hire is available for the pleasant drive to Kariega. A boat game drive awaits you, for the fun and scenic journey to the lodge.


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