Kariega Game Reserve - Ukhozi Lodge

Game Lodge, Eastern Cape Game Reserves

Situated on South Africa’s malaria-free Garden Route, Kariega Game Reserve spans 10,000 hectares of pristine Eastern Cape wilderness with spectacular vistas across African plains and magnificent hills. The reserve incorporates two dramatic and picturesque river valleys and is home to the famous Big 5 as well as an abundance of African wildlife including hippo, giraffe and zebra. The region is blessed with a moderate climate with mild winters and warm summers offering fantastic year-round game viewing and unsurpassed personal service in a choice of five superb safari lodges nestled in the park.

Accommodation – Ukhozi Lodge

Ukhozi Lodge is a lavish African idyll seamlessly sculpted from stone, wood and glass merging with nature’s surrounding scenic beauty. Meandering bush paths connect 10 luxurious suites, each offering complete privacy and breath-taking vistas. Immerse yourself in your private plunge pool or top up your tan on your private viewing deck where South Africa’s sunny blue skies, popcorn shaped clouds and rose gold sunsets are certainly worthy of raising a glass to. Opulent design and comfort come standard in every suite with a luxurious bedroom, lounge area and en-suite bathroom. Additional amenities include a complimentary mini bar, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, telephone and hairdryer.


If you are looking for love, holidays to South Africa never disappoint. Your romance with Africa begins at Ukhozi Lodge where you will fall in love with the animals, scenery and authentic bushveld hospitality. The iconic rim flow swimming pool sits on the valley’s edge in a U-shaped embrace offering unparalleled panoramic views of the river plains teaming with wild animals below. The Wellness Centre at Kariega Private Game Reserve is the perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Treat yourself to the luxury and pampering you deserve in beautiful, tranquil surroundings and indulge in a range of relaxing or energizing treatments and therapies.


Game drives at Kariega continuously deliver highly prized sightings of zebra, giraffe and monkeys to lion, elephant, rhino and hippo. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience discover the reserve by foot where you will be guided by a ranger in the bush to enjoy spectacular sightings of wild animals all around you. If you are an avid fisherman, speak to your guide and be sure to save time for some quality fishing along the riverbanks or head off down the river on a sunset cruise or canoe to enjoy the extraordinary birdlife.

Nearby attractions include the golden beaches of Kenton-on-Sea, less than 15 minutes away which means you get to combine Big 5 game viewing and river sightseeing with a beach holiday. For the enthusiastic golfer the Royal Port Alfred and Fish River Sun Golf courses (Gary Player designed) are respectively 25 and 40 minutes away. Historical sites include local towns rich in history such as Grahamstown, Salem, Bathurst and Port Alfred all significant in South Africa’s heritage. Known as the Friendly City, Port Elizabeth is a beautiful coastal hub offering everything from scuba diving to great shopping and scenic bayside restaurants.

Child Policy

No children 10 years and under. Children 11 years and older pay adult rates.

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