Experience the call of the wild in this breathtaking game reserve set between the Kariega and Bushman’s rivers.

Set in 13,000 acres of pristine African wilderness, this Big Five private game reserve spans five different ecosystems and is home to dramatic rolling hills, picturesque river landscapes and an incredible variety of birds and wildlife. This remarkable malaria-free reserve is a spectacular way to end your South Africa adventure.

Two beautiful rivers make Kariega a haven for a variety of Africa’s native animals. Connecting the vast plains of the game reserve to the sea, its location means that you can embark on wildlife-spotting cruises, or if you’re feeling adventurous, paddle out across the water to explore the tranquil waters aboard a kayak. Assigned to a ranger on arrival, you’ll enjoy twice-daily game drives with the open 4x4s rarely taking more than eight passengers.

As the sun sets and the nocturnal wildlife of the plains begin to stir, step out on deck to listen to the sounds of the reserve by night. Located in the heart of the bush, you’ll feel completely immersed in the beauty of Kariega Game Reserve at any of its superb lodges.

The Main Lodge is ideal for families, with children of all ages welcome, while Ukhozi Lodge and River Lodge offer a more intimate atmosphere.

For exclusivity and ultimate luxury, a stay in Settlers Drift is a must. Settlers Drift, Ukhozi Lodge and River Lodge welcome children over ten.

There’s also the option of The Homestead: a private safari lodge for exclusive use that sleeps up to 14 guests in seven en-suite bedrooms. It’s the perfect lodge for the sole use of a group or extended family. Set in a secluded part of the reserve, you’ll have dedicated hosts, a game ranger and cook, as well as your own private swimming pool and pub lounge.

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