Kariega Main Lodge

Hotel

Kariega Main Lodge

Kariega Main Lodge

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1813 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.

Authentically African

Set in 10,000 hectares of African wilderness which includes the Kariega and Bushmans River, the Kariega private game reserve offers the excitement of the Big Five and is malaria-free. Here you can enjoy game drives with experienced rangers as well as guided bush walks close to abundant game and birdlife, river cruises, canoeing and visits to the nearby golden beaches of Kenton on Sea. The air-conditioned log chalets blend effortlessly into the environment and feature large private viewing decks where you can enjoy stunning views of the Kariega River valley. Relax in your lounge and living area or in the comfort of your well appointed bedroom. Alternatively take a dip in the swimming pool, enjoy a treatment at the spa or borrow a canoe and enjoy a trip down the river. Ideal for families and couples, the lodge features a children play area and activities.

  • Private viewing deck where you can view the BIG FIVE
  • Family owned and operated
  • Experienced game drivers
  • Air conditioned log chalets

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
1813 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1427
  • Very Good 290
  • Average 65
  • Poor 21
  • Terrible 10

What to Expect

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

Reviews

May 23, 2018

Settlers Drift

What an amazing place - could not have had a better time - thank you to all involved at both Settlers Drift and River Lodge. Will be recommending the place to anyone who will listen. Food/staff/rooms all beyond expectations.
May 21, 2018

Kariega

Unreal, from start to finish. Every single aspect of the trip and stay at two of the lodges was the best my wife and I have ever experienced. Everyone more than helpful and quality of service for everything was great. very goos wine selection as well. Do not have a single complaint.
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Kariega Main Lodge

Facilities

Safari Walks

Safari walks can be enjoyed on a variety of well marked trails which are predator free. Guests can experience walking safely amongst many species of game and a variety of bird life.

Safari Game Drives

Prepare to be bewildered by close-up viewing of the Big Five as well as many other species. Game Drives are offered in the early morning and then again in the late afternoon/evening in open safari vehicles. River cruises can also be enjoyed to catch a glimpse of the stunning wildlife.

Canoeing

Take out one of the canoes and paddle down either the Kariega or the Bushman's River whilst watching the river birds and animals go about their daily business.

Swimming Pool

Guests can enjoy a quiet swim in the pool.

Kariega Wellness Centre

The Kariega Wellness Centre is the perfect place to relax, rest and rejuvenate your body. Surrounded by beautiful surroundings, indulge yourself in a range of treatments and therapies such as massages and facials.

Kariega Main Lodge

Room Types

Log Chalet

Each of the 21 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. Opt for a chalet complete with the luxury of 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 meals at the restaurant.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

Board basis includes all meals and twice daily safari game drives. Beverages are excluded.* For children 5 years and under it is the ranger’s and General Manager’s discretion as to whether they can be taken to sightings of the more dangerous Big 5 wildlife for safety reasons.

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, black-board and table tennis. Children are also encouraged to enjoy the Game Drives with their parents. There are also daytime activities for the children to enjoy and also a babysitting service which is at a charge.

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