Kariega Game Reserve is a family-owned and operated BIG 5 Safari located in South Africa’s malaria free Eastern Cape. The reserve is situated along the Garden Route making it the perfect South African safari destination to compliment a Cape Town visit and a trip along the country’s beautiful coast.
The Malaria free Reserve incorporates 10,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, as well as two abundant rivers – the Kariega and the Bushmans rivers. The reserve accommodates 5 Safari lodges. You will have a chance to view the Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard – as well as multitudes of other South African wildlife from the comfort of an open game drive vehicle.
River Lodge is one-of-a-kind. 10 spacious, air conditioned and tastefully appointed thatched suites meander along the banks of the Bushman’s River, offering the most discerning of guests luxurious peace and tranquillity. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, relax at the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river. Unique features include excellent river fishing and canoeing. Nestled on the banks of the Bushman’s River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big 5 game reserve to the sea. Our optional daily boat cruises ferry our guests through the quaint village of Kenton-on-sea to its picturesque and user friendly beaches.