Kariega Main Lodge

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Kariega Main Lodge

Kariega Main Lodge

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2031 Reviews
Guide Price £1,109 per person
Based on 05 March 19, staying for 4 nights full board in a one bedroom chalet (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A rustic safari lodge in the Kariega wilderness

Set in 10,000 hectares of African wilderness which includes the Kariega and Bushmans rivers, the Kariega Private Game Reserve offers the excitement of the Big Five and the benefit of being situated in a malaria-free region. Here you can enjoy game drives with experienced rangers as well as guided bush walks, river cruises, canoeing and visits to the nearby golden beaches of Kenton-on-Sea.

The Main Lodge's 24 air conditioned log chalets blend harmoniously into their forest environment and feature large private viewing decks with far-reaching views over the Kariega River Valley. Relax in the homely comfort of your lounge or your spacious and well-appointed bedroom. Alternatively take a refreshing dip in the enticing swimming pool; enjoy an invigorating treatment at the spa; or borrow a canoe and paddle down the tranquil river.

With plenty of communal areas, the lodge has a relaxed and sociable atmosphere and is an ideal base for couples, families and groups. 

  • Air conditioned log chalets with private viewing decks, some with plunge pools
  • Twice daily safari game drives with experienced guides
  • Deck with stunning views of the Kariega River Valley
  • Ideal for families, the lodge features a children's play area and activities
  • Wellness centre with spa and gym

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

National park
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 21 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Kariega Main Lodge

  • National park
  • Approx. 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport
2031 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1627
  • Very Good 310
  • Average 66
  • Poor 21
  • Terrible 11

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Feb 16, 2019

Perfection

hampshire

From the moment you arrive you are made to feel very special . This is a very small intimate place with only 9 rooms and far more staff than visitors . The attention to detail is at a very high level . If I was staying again I would prefer not to have room 7 as it is closest to the kitchen area and staff are quite loud 1-6 or 9 would be better
Feb 15, 2019

Recommended Safari place!!

Amazing experience and very knowledgeable guide. We saw many animals and especially lots if baby animals! The picnics during game drives were very cool! Friendly stuff, good and tasty meals. Only negative point ist that you need to pay for water although it is all inclusive...
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Kariega Main Lodge

Facilities

Safari Walks

Safari walks on a variety of well-marked, predator-free trails will allow you to experience many species of game and bird life.

Safari Game Drives

Prepare to view the Big Five, as well as many other species, on game drives in the early morning and the late afternoon/evening in open safari vehicles. River cruises can also be enjoyed, for an alternative perspective.

Canoeing

Take one of the canoes and paddle down either the Kariega or the Bushmans River whilst watching the river birds and animals.

Swimming Pool

Guests can cool off with a swim in the appealing pool.

Kariega Wellness Centre

The wellness centre is the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate your body – indulge in a range of treatments and therapies including massages and facials.

Kariega Main Lodge

Room Types

Log Chalet

Each of the 24 log chalets feature large private viewing decks, offering stunning views of the Kariega River Valley, and are comprised of a spacious lounge, living area and comfortable bedroom. Ramp up the luxury by opting for a chalet complete with a private pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Kariega Main Lodge

Food & Drink

Restaurant

Guests can enjoy traditional African cuisine at the restaurant.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

Board basis includes all meals and twice daily safari game drives. Beverages are excluded.* For children five years old and under, it is at the ranger and General Manager’s discretion as to whether they can be taken to sightings of the more dangerous Big Five wildlife.

Kariega Main Lodge

Family Friendly Facilities

Kids on Safari

Children are more than welcome at the Kariega Main Lodge. There is a dedicated play area for children which is equipped with DVDs, books, toys, games, blackboard and table tennis. Children over five years old are also encouraged to enjoy game drives with their parents. There is also daytime activities for the children to enjoy and a babysitting service which is at a charge.

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