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Kariega Main Lodge

Kariega Main Lodge

Kariega Main Lodge is situated deep within the privately-owned Kariega Game Reserve, a stunning reserve that encompasses over 20,000 acres. Ideally located along the famous Garden Route in South Africa’s Easter Cape, the reserve encompasses both the Kariega and Bushman’s Rivers and is malaria-free. All of Africa’s “big five” are found in the area, including the elusive leopard, and both the game viewing and scenery at the reserve’s exclusive Kariega Main Lodge are sensational.

The Main Lodge is a cluster of private cottages, 21 in total. Each roomy log chalet has air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, spacious viewing deck, large lounge, living area, fireplace, and satellite TV. Some of the rooms include private plunge pools, but all offer magnificent views of the Kariega River Valley.

A recent satisfied guest of the Kariega Main Lodge wholeheartedly recommends Kariega. “All staff at Kariega are friendly and welcoming, and we genuinely felt that nothing was too much trouble. We felt that it was very personal service and in some ways the team at Kariega make you feel just like you are at home!”

Game rangers offer thrilling twice-daily game drives. Binoculars, cameras, and video recorders are a must if you want to capture the “big five” in action. The open vehicles allow guests to encounter wildlife as closely as possible. Other exciting animal sightings include hippo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland, kudu, waterbuck, and many bird species.

The region has a dramatic variety of landscapes including riverine forests, rich grassland plains, and typical African bushveld. Experienced guides introduce guests to the beauty and secrets of each area, and every safari-goer looks forward to the next surprise that Kariega Main Lodge has in store.

Other popular activities include river cruises, walking safaris, canoeing trips, and fishing expeditions. Nearby local attractions include golf at the Royal Port Alfred and Fish River Sun Golf Course, the sun-drenched beaches of Kenton-on-Sea, historical sightseeing in picturesque towns, and a visit to Port Elizabeth, a friendly city known for its scuba diving, shopping, and exceptional cuisine.

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