We visited the kariega on our family holiday to South Africa in 2011 and it was incredible! We stayed at the Homestead as there was 9 of us and it meant we had the whole facility to ourselves. It was in a separate section of the reserve where the lions and elephants were and it was so much nicer than the main lodge as we could hear the lions roaring just outside the fence every night! We had our own pool and fully stocked bar which was lovely, the food was good although I would have preferred ordering our own rather than the chef cook in each night (I like my game meat). Wayne was our private guide and took us on drives day and night through the reserve and he was brilliant, we have stayed friends on Facebook and he regularly shares great pictures of the animals! He was so knowledgeable and friendly and took us anywhere we wanted to go. We went on a walking safari and a boot cruise and we saw so many different animals! The personal attention made this holiday special and would recommend this to anyone wanting to go on a safari! Wayne was a credit to the company, would definitely want to go back!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Homestead is located in a remote part of Kariega Game Reserve, offering families and groups of friends the luxury and convenience of their own private safari lodge with a private chef and game ranger/host. The Homestead offers 7 luxurious suites thus accommodating groups of up to 14 people. Enjoy twice daily game drives and a fully-inclusive safari experience in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. ... more less