Situated in the Eastern Cape, Kariega Game Reserve spans across 10000 hectares of pristine wilderness and is home to the famous Big-5 as well as a variety of bird species and wildlife. Kariega is a family-owned and operated private game reserve, giving it a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Set on African plains, magnificent hills and dramatic river valleys, this hidden jewel combines spectacular and dramatic vistas with an abundance of African game and wildlife.
Ukhozi Lodge truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa. Nestled in the bush you will discover 10 luxury, log-constructed suites. Each suite features a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower and bath as well as a private deck and plunge pool from where one can enjoy the panoramic views of the valley. Amenities provided in the suites include air-conditioning and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
The lodge boasts unique African-style lounges, a restaurant and a boma with an outdoor pool. Wi-Fi internet access is available at the lodge, but not in the suites. At the lodge, guests can unwind in front of warm log fires, enjoy sumptuous cuisine or simply share experiences of the African bush.
The Homestead is a private lodge which offers its guests all the comfort, convenience and luxury of their own home. With a dedicated game ranger and chef, guests have the flexibility to plan their day according to their own specific needs. The Homestead is set in a remote and private part of the reserve. It is the perfect lodge for the sole use of a group or family of up to 10 persons.
Accommodation comprises spacious and comfortable suites with king-size beds that can be converted to twin beds, overhead fans, and en-suite bathrooms with generous showers. There is also a main- and presentation kitchen with tea- and coffee-making facilities available as well as a dining room and lounge with fireplace. Guests also have access to the Internet. Other establishment facilities include a pub lounge with satellite TV and fireplace, a private outdoor boma, patio and swimming pool as well as a playroom for children and a laundry room.
Kariega prides itself on the abundance of general game and bird life supplementing the Big 5. The reserve hosts more than 25 game and 280 bird species. In addition to unforgettable game viewing from open vehicles with qualified rangers, the Kariega experience offers spa treatments and a diversity of free activities including river cruises, canoeing, guided walking, and swimming.
Situated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa Kariega spans across 10000 hectares of pristine wilderness, and is home to the famous Big 5, zebra, giraffe, hippo, multiple species of antelope and an abundance of birdlife. Kariega is a family-owned and operated private game reserve, giving it a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Set on African plains, magnificent hills and dramatic river valleys this hidden jewel combines spectacular and dramatic vistas with an abundance of African game and wildlife.
Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool.
21 Log chalets, with large private viewing decks (some with private pools) offering privacy and stunning views of the Kariega River valley. All the log chalets are air-conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, fire place and satellite TV’s.
* Safari drive twice daily
* All meals inclusive (excludes beverages)
* Private viewing deck, some with plunge pools
* River cruises and guided walks
* Luxury bedrooms with king-size beds (twin or double)
* En-suite bathroom with shower and bath
* Tea and coffee facilities
* Internet connectivity
* Safe and telephone
Carriage House is a charming upmarket self-catering or for short periods, B&B establishment with an open plan living/dining area with colour TV and DStv, kitchenette and two luxury double en-suite bedrooms. One bedroom has two twin beds, and the second a lovely copper double bed, which can be replaced by twin beds.
The kitchenette has a fridge/freezer, stove, microwave, toaster, kettle and a full set of crockery and cutlery. Bed-linen and towels are provided, however guests are asked to bring their own beach towels. A set of french doors open onto a sunny private courtyard which is for the sole use of guests, and is sheltered from the road and the wind. Off-street parking in a covered carport is available.
We are situated opposite the Joan Muirhead nature reserve and are in easy walking distance to the two beaches, Middle Beach and Kariega Beach as well as the Kariega River slipway. We frequently have visits from Duiker, Grysbok and Tortoises. The central business area, restaurants, shops, banks and cafes are all within close walking distance to help cater for any of your needs. Bigger centres like Grahamstown, Bathurst, Port Alfred and the Fish River Sun are in close proximity. Golf can be played at Port Alfred and Alexandria.
We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and excellent service, speak Afrikaans, English and German, and will do our utmost to make your stay a pleasure. Unfortunately we do have a no pet policy, but our resident cat will keep you company if you let her!
River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Bushman’s River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 game reserve to the sea. Our optional daily boat cruises ferry our guests through the quaint village of Kenton-on-sea to its picturesque and user-friendly beaches. Unique features include excellent river fishing and canoeing.
Accommodation comprises 10 units and can accommodate 20 guests. Each unit features an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and a private patio.
Activities in the area include; Safari drive twice daily, River cruises and guided walks, Fishing and canoeing, Beach trips by boat, All meals and selected beverages,
Spanning the magnificent Kariega Estuary on its course to meet the warm Indian Ocean, malaria-free Sibuya is South Africa’s only ‘Big 5’ game reserve accessed solely by boat. After arriving at Sibuya’s reception near the river mouth in Kenton-on-Sea, guests embark on a meandering 45 minute boat cruise to the breathtakingly beautiful Reserve. Leaving behind the wide, golden beaches of the Sunshine Coast, kingfishers, fish eagles, otters, antelope and other wildlife may be spotted.
With just four or eight luxury tents in each camp and 4 elegant suites in the lodge, our professional guides are able to offer you personalised game drives, rewarding walks, exclusive boat trips and sumptuous beach and bush picnics. Swimming, canoeing and fishing are also on offer, or you might choose to simply relax in a hammock under the trees, book in hand.
The ancient floodplains and pristine coastal forest play host to an abundance of wildlife: nearly 400 species of birds and 45 species of game including the “Big Five”. The sub-tropical vegetation ensures a high density of wildlife and one of the best game-viewing experiences in the country. The estuary holds its own bounty: crabs, turtles, the occasional small shark and fish flopping in and out of the water. Additional activities by arrangement include: massages; horse riding on the beach.
Under starlit skies, the distant roar of the ocean and the soft glow of lanterns are the only distractions as guests are served fine fireside fare in the warm embrace of the evening fire. The unequalled splendour of the vistas, with the Indian Ocean as their enduring backdrop, will leave you saying “Sibuya” – we will return.
The Oyster Box Beach House enjoys one of the most spectacular coastal views. Relax on the deck after a day of sunshine and fun and enjoy a drink with friends at the rim of our swimming pool whilst gazing at magnificent sunsets or watching whales breach in season.
The Oyster Box Beach House is located in the tranquil seaside village of Kenton-on-Sea, with uninterrupted views of the Bushman’s River, the River Mouth and 6 km of coastline down to Dias Cross, all combining for one of the best coastal views in Southern Africa.
The upstairs Luxury suite, has a king-size bed and includes a walk in wardrobe, large en suite bathroom with twin basins, freestanding bath, large walk in shower, heated towel and shaver point. This room is luxurious and spacious, and breakfast and candle light dinners can served on your private balcony. This room is ideal for Honeymoons, Wedding Nights, Special Occasions.
The total upstairs area is 70 sq. meters in extent and the bedroom has its own sitting room / study that includes a 3-seat sofa, armchair, coffee table, desk and chair, library, mini-bar and refreshments bureau. There is also a cabinet containing books on South Africa including bird and animal books. Both of the rooms lead on to a private balcony with armchairs and the unbelievable view.
Situated in Kenton-on-Sea, The House Quarters offers lovely units that is ideal for business and leisure travellers.
The guest house offers a choice of 7 luxury en-suite units that overlook the Kariega river. The units are furnished with ceiling fans, queen-size beds and twin beds, and each unit has an en-suite bathroom. For convenience linen and towels are provided and the units are serviced daily.
All of the units have an open-plan kitchen that is equipped with a microwave, a stove with an oven, a fridge, tea and coffee facilities, as well as a dining area. A TV with DStv, as well as Wi-Fi access is available in each unit, and each unit opens onto a patio.
A full breakfast with coffee is serviced in the House Kitchen restaurant next door.
The House Quarters is just 1 km from the beach, and various shops, petrol stations, ATM’s a pharmacy and doctor’s rooms are located close by. Guests can visit the various nature reserves, go on river-boat trips, relax on the beach and do some whale watching.
Makarios on the River is situated on the banks of the Boesmansrivier, in Nature’s Landing Eco Estate.
Accommodation comprises 4 units and can accommodate 8 guests. Each of the units can accommodate 2 people, and furnished with a king-size bed, queen-size or 2 single beds. The rooms also have private bathrooms, and they are equipped with TVs with DStv, a small fridge, as well as tea and coffee facilities. Wi-Fi access is also available, and the rooms have a view of the garden, river or pool. Breakfast is included in the rate.
Makarios on the River offers guests 2 pools, one of which can be heated, as well as safe parking. Guests have access to the river, and an airstrip is available nearby.
The area has a wide variety of wild- and bird life, and various restaurants and the Blue Flag beach is just a short drive away.