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Kariega River Lodge


Adventure to the breathtaking lands of the malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve for an unforgettable holiday. Fantastically located on the Bushman River, The River Lodge offers spectacular views, endless adventures, and individual tranquility.


  • Family-owned lodge run with love
  • Experience the Big 5 in a malaria-free area
  • Breathtaking and memorable activities
  • 5 ecosystems spread amongst the 10,000 hectares of varied countryside
  • Special extras for honeymooners and cozy opportunities for weddings

    Your wedding in the Kariega River Lodge The resort offers small wedding parties Please contact us for further information Honeymoon in the Kariega River Lodge! Enjoy:

    • One bottle of wine upon arrival
    • A spa voucher of 650 Rand (for a stay of at least 3 consecutive nights)



Located in the South African province of Eastern Cape, the Kariega Game Reserve lies at the end of the beautiful Garden Route. The Kariega and Bushman’s rivers run through the reserve, providing stunning views.

Inspired by the vision of one man, Colin Rushmere, as well as the passion and energy of two families for nature, Kariega has been offering its guests the opportunity to let themselves be captivated by the secrets and magic of Africa. The malaria-free, family-run private game reserve covers almost 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, extending over 5 different ecosystems. Because of its perfect location amongst the rivers, guests can discover forest, bushveld, savannah grassland, fynbos landscape, and acacia forest areas.

Kariega boasts an incredible variety of animals because of its pristine natural reserve. The reserve is home to more than 25 species such as lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos, hippos, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, gnus, waterbucks, Nyala and kudu antelopes, warthogs and more than 280 species of birds.

The Kariega Game Reserve includes four 4-star lodges. In August/September 2014, they even added a luxury tent lodge amongst the reserve. Thanks to Kariega, you also have the chance to experience the whole spectrum of the fascinating African wildlife on a trip through South Africa.

The Hotel

Pouring out only unique experiences and incredible hospitality, the River Lodge is a holiday you do not want to miss out on. The lodge is located on the banks of the Bushman's River and comprises of 10 suites that wind along the water. The lodge offers exclusivity, comfort, spectacular views, and a stunning outdoor pool. Find luxurious peace and indescribable tranquility whilst staying at The River Lodge.

Connected to the sea, the lodge offers various activities, including daily boat trips on the rivers to the beach and safaris throughout the reserve. 

The Rooms

Meandering along the banks of the Bushman’s River, the 10 thatched suites are air conditioned and tastefully appointed. Offering a one-of-a-kind experience, the suites offer even the most discerning guests luxurious peace and tranquility. The 60 square meter suites are equipped with ceiling fans, tasteful African design, spacious bathroom and shower, hair dryer, bathrobe, telephone, air conditioning, minibar, coffee/tea maker, and a private veranda.

Services and Infos

Closest city: Port Elizabeth

Closest airport: Port Elizabeth

Rooms: 10

Opening times: All Year


  • 1 night including full board in a Luxury Suite
  • Maximum of 2 activties per day 


  •  International flights
  •  Transfers
  •  Not mentioned meals and drinks
  •  Personal expenses, such as the minibar and tips
  •  Insurance
  •  Visa


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