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Kariega Game Reserve - All Lodges

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Kariega Game Reserve is a 10,000 hectare Big 5 malaria-free private game reserve in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The safari experience combines close up Big 5 game viewing, an expansive variety of fauna, flora & birdlife, a landscape spanning 5 eco-systems and dramatic views and vistas. Kariega has five safari lodges. Main Lodge consists of 24 separate log chalets, each with en-suite bathrooms, lounge & private balcony; River Lodge has 10 suites and is located on the Bushman's River; Ukhozi Lodge has 10 spacious suites, each with private pools and great views; Settlers Drift has 9 modern but intimate suites surrounded by natural bush and overlooking the Bushman's River wilderness area and lastly the Homestead private lodge is perfectly suited for families or groups of friends of up to 14 people. Rates include accommodation, meals, morning and evening game drives with an experienced guide, guided bush walks and a river cruise. Fishing & canoeing can also be arranged.
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Free Parking
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Breakfast included
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Multilingual Staff
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Port Elizabeth Airport103 km
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Spent 4 days at Kariega Game reserve which were some of the most amazing days l have ever experienced in my life. The accommodations were excellent, the food was excellent, the service was excellent. What more can l say except never did l ever think l would see wild animals in
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Wonderful 3 day safari, very relaxed in Lodge & great ranger Trust. Marred only by very young children on drives. Added stress for ranger & as child couldn’t keep quiet, nor father keep seated we had to leave lion viewing for safety reasons. Spa excellent and food very plentiful.
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It is an excellent resort with highly professional and friendly staff. The game-drive-guides were passionated and we saw their respect for nature en wild-live. All promises made to see the animals in the park were met. Thank you for a great experience!!
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Individuell Tour in a small private reserve, seen the big three( leopard and buffolos were hidden).We came to know nice guests and we spendt interest days and evenings together. The contact to help ur guide was a little superficial- but she changes all two days the group and has
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A wonderful reserve where you are guaranteedto see amazing African game in a beautiful landscape. The staff are warm and friendly and lodges very clean and comfortable with fab views. Would highly recommend.
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What is the evening dress code ?
We were there 4 weeks ago and dress code wasn’t really anything different to the day - you go out for your afternoon drive at 15:30 in cargos/trousers/jeans plus shirts and fleeces and you got back around 18:30, went straight into the informal lounge / bar as you are for a drink (beer / wine or coke / hot chocolate for the kids) and then straight into dinner at 7pm.
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Hi we are going here in a couple of weeks, can you tell me what you wear for day and night please Thank you
Just stayed at Main Lodge - very relaxed dress code - casual all the way. Layer up for the drives - t shirt, 2 X fleeces, brim hat & sunglasses. A pashmina type scarf is handy to keep head & neck warm. Its cool in early morning & late evening but hot during day. No need for special safari gear at all - wish I hadn't worried about it too! Jeans or light weight trekking trousers are fine - none of our group needed to change over three days. Trainers/runners fine for footwear. Relax & enjoy and don't bring too many clothes! Site shop has great selection of items if you do need anything at fair prices. Bring binoculars!
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Hello We are heading here this year and wanted to know how much drinks etc as these aren't included in the costs Thanks
We paid 20 rand for a soft drink and 40 for a glass of wine in July.
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Hi we are staying here in November can anyone advise on what weather is like please?
There are links to the local weather, including historical averages, on the Kariega website FAQ page (last link on the Experience sub-menu). The Accuweather site has a month tab and the average min is 16C and max 26C in the last week of November. They also have current and extended forecasts. Worldweatheronline's website says averages are 18 to 19C with 21 days of rain (total of 109.5mm). It is good advice to bring a warm jacket with a hood, long trousers and closed shoes. You will be out on the open vehicle in the early morning and late afternoon/early evening and so you will be exposed to the elements. Blankets and rain ponchos are provided. Have a great time on safari.
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Hi Sarah, myself and my wife will be visiting your reserve towards the end of February and wondered what clothes we should pack for the safaris? This will become first visit to South Africa and also would like to know what sort of temperaturescwe could expect for our visit? Many thanks Martin
Hi Martin, Great news that you will be visiting us at Kariega for a safari at the end of February. We have all the information that you need on our FAQ page on our website. TripAdvisor will not permit me to add the link so I suggest that you Google "Kariega FAQ" or else visit our website, click on the Experience navigation and select FAQ as the last sub-menu item. There are links to average temperatures plus a list of what to pack.
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"Chalet no 6 was excellent and only 5 minutes walk to the Main Lodge."
"all good . Rooms further away require a golf trolley as some distance ."
"If it's raining don't go Book Ukozi the food is better there's a restaurant but it's closed until October"
"All chalets are great."
"Warm clothing if visiting outside high summer-it can be breezy Take sun cream and a hat Main Lodge dinner is casual"
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South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoKenton-on-Sea
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