River Lodge

River Lodge is one-of-a-kind. 10 spacious, air conditioned and tastefully appointed suites offer the most discerning of guests luxurious peace and tranquility. 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 Bushmans River. Unique features include excellent river fishing and canoeing.

Nestled on the banks of the Bushmans River, this thatched 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.

Safari Lodge Suites

10 spacious, luxuriously appointed, en-suite suites. All air conditioned with an overhead fan. Guests can relax, view game and enjoy the stunning vistas from their private patio.

Rates Include

  • Safari drive twice daily
  • River cruises and guided bush walks
  • Fishing and canoeing
  • Beach trips by boat
  • All meals and selected beverages
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Luxury suite with king-size bed (twin or double)
  • Private viewing patio
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Inside shower and ornate bath
  • Double vanity basin
  • Hair dryer
  • Air-conditioning and overhead fan
  • WiFi/Internet connectivity (in lodge and suites)
  • Safe
  • Telephone 
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Availabilty & Rates

High Season01 September 2023 – 19 December 2023R8,400
Peak Season20 December 2023 – 10 January 2024R9,100
High Season11 January 2024 – 30 April 2024R9,200
Low Season01 May 2024 – 31 August 2024R7,400
High Season01 September 2024 – 19 December 2024R9,200
Peak Season20 December 2024 – 10 January 2025R10,000
High Season11 January 2025 – 30 April 2025R9,900
  • Per person per night sharing (+50% single supplement)
  • Fully inclusive (all meals, selected beverages, morning and evening game drives and other game activities)
  • Excludes Kariega Foundation conservation & community levy of R170 per adult per night, R85 per child per night for children aged 10 to 12 years.
  • No children under 10 years.

Children and third person rates:

  • Upon request a third person can be accommodated in a suite (extra bed)
  • 10 to 16 years (as third person sharing) – 50% of above per person sharing rate
  • 17 years and over (as third person sharing) – above per person sharing rate
  • Children (10 years and over) in own suite – pay full adult rate.
Kariega River Lodge River View
Kariega Game Reserve Pride of Lions
Aerial View of River Lodge
Guests Relaxing by Kariega River
Kariega River Lodge Suite View
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River Lodge Suite Bathroom
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Kariega Game Reserve Tawny Eagle Sighting

Guest Reviews

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    Just returned from 4 night stay at River Lodge and our first visit to South Africa. River Lodge is fairly small max 20 people so intimate and friendly, setting next to the river is lovely with decking to sit out on and lovely log fires in the lounge at night. Had rhino suite, nothing like waking up to look out over the bush and see giraffe on your doorstep.

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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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