Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
135 Reviews
Guide Price £1,359 per person
Based on 05 March 19, staying for 4 nights all inclusive in a Luxury Suite (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.

Romantic seclusion in the African bush

This luxury private game reserve is set in 10,000 hectares of unspoilt African wilderness, incorporating the picturesque Kariega and Bushmans rivers which enhance the dramatic views and vistas.  

Kariega Private Game Reserve is world-renowned for the enormous diversity of flora, fauna and birdlife in combination with a landscape that spans five different ecosystems: the result is spectacular and truly unique. 

At this award-winning conservation reserve you'll enjoy Big Five game drives with experienced rangers as well as a range of activities which include guided bush walks close to abundant game and birdlife; river cruises and canoeing; and visits to the nearby golden beaches of Kenton-on-Sea and Port Elizabeth (80 minutes' drive away). 

An atmosphere of intimate seclusion has been created here. Accommodation takes the form of just ten deluxe suites – crafted from rustic logs – each with its own private deck and plunge pool, providing you with panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. At the end of your day, unwind in front of the log fire as you relive your experiences of the African bush.

  • Beautiful and diverse landscapes, including two major rivers
  • Luxurious accommodation with viewing decks and plunge pools
  • Situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape
  • Enjoy river cruises, bush walks, canoeing and safari drives
  • Located along the iconic Garden Route – combine your safari with a road trip

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

National park
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  • 10 rooms
  • Approx. 90 mins from Port Elizabeth Airport

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

  • National park
  • Approx 90 mins from Port Elizabeth Airport
135 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 104
  • Very Good 27
  • Average 3
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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Jul 18, 2018


London, United Kingdom

This was worth every single penny we spent! Chalets are beautifully designed with a stunning view over the reserve, staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, food was gorgeous and the game drives....simply Incredible! Our ranger was fantastic - getting really close to the animals and explaining every detail and answering all our questions. It's nature and wildlife at it's best, combined with a luxurious chalet and hotel. It's got it all - a unique experience! We've really been blown away by our stay at Kariega. Big thanks to the staff there and especially to our ranger Rosie!!!
May 09, 2018

The most wonderful experience

We have just had three nights here and I cannot praise the place highly enough, the surroundings are so beautiful, the safari with our ranger zolandi was second to none. He took us to see all parts of the park and the animals wow we saw so many The staff and food were first class I can not recommend highly enough
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Safari Game Drives

Have your camera at the ready for close-up viewing of the Big Five as well as many other species. Game drives are offered in the early morning and late afternoon/evening in open safari vehicles. River cruises can also be enjoyed, to catch a glimpse of the stunning wildlife.

Safari Walks

Safari walks can be enjoyed with one of the experienced rangers on a variety of well-marked trails which are predator-free. You'll experience walking safely among over 25 species of game and a variety of birdlife.


Take one of the canoes and paddle peacefully down the Kariega or Bushman's River while having the opportunity to spot animals in their natural habitat.

Wellness Centre and Gym

Situated at the Kariega Main Lodge, guests from all the lodges can enjoy the wellness centre which has two treatment rooms and a gym.

River Cruise

During one of the morning game drives, you can enjoy a river cruise down the Kariega River on the Majestic Queen. An abundance of bird and animal life can be seen on the river cruise whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility of the river valley.

Swimming Pool

Cool off and enjoy a relaxing swim in the pool in between game viewings.

Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

Room Types

Luxury Suite

Each of the 10 luxurious air-conditioned suites has a modern, spacious en suite bathroom and a private deck with plunge pool, offering you breathtaking views of the valley.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Pool
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

Food & Drink


Guests can enjoy sumptuous local cuisine at the restaurant.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

Board basis includes all meals and twice daily safari game drives. Beverages are excluded.

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