Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a swim in the pool.

Safari Lodge Chalets

24 Log chalets, with large private viewing decks (some with private pools) offering privacy and stunning views of the Kariega river valley. All the log chalets are air conditioned (bedrooms only) with en-suite bedrooms.

Rates Include

  • Safari drive twice daily
  • All meals inclusive (excludes beverages) 
  • Meals served buffet-style
  • Private viewing deck, some with plunge pools
  • River cruises and guided bush walks
  • Comfortable bedrooms with king-size beds (twin or double)
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Inside showers and baths
  • Air conditioning (bedrooms)
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • WiFi/Internet connectivity (in lodge and chalets)
  • Safe
  • Telephone 

Availabilty & Rates

High Season01 September 2023 – 19 December 2023R6,700
Peak Season20 December 2023 – 10 January 2024R7,300
High Season11 January 2024 – 30 April 2024R7,300
Low Season01 May 2024 – 31 August 2024R6,100
High Season01 September 2024 – 19 December 2024R7,300
Peak Season20 December 2024 – 10 January 2025R7,900
High Season11 January 2025 – 30 April 2025R7,850
  • Per person per night sharing (+50% single supplement)
  • All meals, morning and evening game drives and other game activities (beverages excluded)
  • Children 12 years and under pay 50% of the adult rates
  • Children 3 years and under stay free of charge
  • Excludes Kariega Foundation conservation & community levy of R170 per adult per night, R85 per child per night for children aged 4 to 12 years and no charge for children 0 to 3 years. 
  • Bookings for two or less people may be accommodated in a 1-bedroom chalet.
Kariega Main Lodge Lunch with A View
Kariega Safari Eastern Cape Lions Cubs in Grass
Kariega Main Lodge Fireplace
Kariega Eastern Cape Game Reserve Elephants
Kariega Main Lodge Poolside
Kariega Main Lodge Chalet
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Kariega Main Lodge Bathroom
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Kariega Main Lodge Pool
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Kariega Game Reserve Tawny Eagle Sighting
Kariega Game Reserve Pride of Lions

Guest Reviews

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    Kariega game reserve was a last minute detour we set before finalising our South Africa trip. But it was a pleasant surprise. Lovely hospitality by Rangers Vicky and Archie made our trip more memorable. Saw the big 5 up close. Amazing lodges and restaurants. :

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Pack for a Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an international initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. Pack for a Purpose assists us to communicate our list of needs for our conservation and community projects. 

If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for those in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of local children, elderly, families, domestic animals and wildlife.

We have a full list of the requirements on the Pack for a Purpose website. These include food, stationery, clothing, first aid, kitchen, sport and office supplies. Every item donated by Kariega guests is hugely appreciated.

Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our Kariega Foundation projects.

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