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‍The 4-star Kariega Main Lodge sits high on a ridge in the malaria-free Kariega Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. This private game reserve is also a short drive from the coast, making it easy to combine with the sandy beaches and warm sea of the world-famous Garden Route.


  • Located in Kariega Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Experiences: Game drives, river cruises, guided bush walks, canoeing, bush dining, African sunsets

You should know

  • Children of all ages welcome
  • Children 12 years and under pay 50% of the adult rates
  • Children 3 years and under stay free of charge

The detail

Kariega Main Lodge boasts twenty-one wooden Chalets built on raised wooden platforms to make the most of their spectacular views of the reserve. Whether you choose a one-bedroom or a four-bedroom chalet, each with a double bed or twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower, hairdryer, in-room safe, tea & coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, sitting area, a fireplace (in most chalets), satellite television, and a private viewing deck. Some chalets even have a small swimming pool.

The lodge facilities include a restaurant, outdoor boma, swimming pool, wellness center,  

Kariega Game Reserve is the perfect setting for exciting safari vacations with an abundance of wildlife including the Big Five - lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard. Other species to be seen on the reserve include hippo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland, kudu, waterbuck, various antelope species, and a myriad of bird species including the nesting crowned eagle, martial and fish eagles.

Activities offered at the lodge include morning and afternoon open-vehicle game drives, river cruises, guided bush walks, and canoeing excursions. Since this is a private reserve your guide is allowed to drive off-road getting you right up close to the reserve’s wildlife.

Kariega Main Lodge welcomes children of all ages and are encouraged to enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with their parents. For children 5 years and under it is the ranger and lodge managers discretion as to whether they can be taken to sightings of the more dangerous animals. A "Kids on Safari" programme is offered to all young guests staying at the lodge. Kariega Main Lodge boasts a play area for the kids which includes television and wildlife DVDs, books, toys, puzzles, coloring-in books, play-dough, games, a blackboard, and table tennis. Babysitting facilities are also available on request.

Kariega Main Camp is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for an adventure safari getaway.

Price includes

Accommodation, all meals and scheduled safari activities.

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
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$ 400 USD
$ 400 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
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What our guests say about Keith

May 20, 2024
The gentleman Keith assisting me with…
The gentleman Keith assisting me with my booking was absolutely amazing and patient.
May 17, 2024
Safari booked. SA here I come.
I have never been to SA before, so naturally I was a bit apprehensive about booking a safari on my own. I turned to safari.com for help and I'm so glad I did. Keith was so helpful, patient and saved me money! That's a win, win, win. I would recommend safari.com to anyone planning their trip and their experiences in SA.
Will Edwards
April 10, 2024
Keith was extremely helpful during the…
Keith was extremely helpful during the booking process. He is the only reason I continued the booking process with your firm. There were issues with your website among other things that had me feeling uncomfortable. Keith has great energy which eased my concerns. I feel the package Keith put together is great and I expect to have a wonderful trip.
Karl F
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May 26, 2024
Great great service!
It’s my 1st time going to Africa and I didn’t even know where to start. Thanks to Safari.com (Jayson and Catherin), I simply have not had to worry about anything. Their service and help has gone beyond any travel agent I’ve ever experienced. Any doubt I have, they were responsive, quick and efficient. And always so so nice.
joao roseta
May 26, 2024
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates…
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates on my Safari change a couple of times and she was more than accommodating making everything work for me with no stress. The resort she picked for me is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to stay there. I’m also staying 3 nights in Cape Town and she took care of my hotel and of all my connecting flights . Was a big relief and spoke to her on the phone a couple of times. Very sweet highly recommend if you want a stress free vacation
Maria Mattaliano
May 24, 2024
Fast, Friendly, and Reliable Service
My travel advisor Mel was amazing. She was timely in her response, non judgemental about my budget, ans very helpful in figuring out potential safaris to fit my desires. She was super friendly and knowledgeable, and never once made me feel like I was out of my league.
Valerie Caswell
May 23, 2024
My experience was excellent as Pascal…
My experience was excellent as Pascal responded to all my questions in a timely manner and provided all the details I required to make a decision.
Stephen Turner
May 23, 2024
Shann was excellent
Shann was extremely responsive and worked around the clock to help us with our trip. She was extremely flexible throughout our trip when we needed to make changes. Overall, it was excellent service.
May 23, 2024
Shann is a Star!
Dealing with Shann was an absolute pleasure. Responses were quick, & options were tailored to our needs correctly.
Sean Geiser
May 23, 2024
Thanks Heleen
Thanks Heleen, great service!
Viv du Plessis
May 23, 2024
Great service from Jayson at Safari.com
Jayson and his team have worked hard to help us put together a safari package that would hit all the points on our wish list. After weeks of work, when we came with some changes to the itinerary, he worked it in and added time in a location we hadn't considered, but we think is worth the time. They provided lot's of useful information and respond quickly to our frequent questions. Though we will not be taking our trip for a few weeks yet, we are excited and looking forward to having a once in a lifetime experience!
Bob McCook
May 22, 2024
Thanks to Dolan for making this last minute booking such a success. We stayed in Kapama River Lodge recently
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