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Kariega Game Reserve, Cape Town

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Description & Facilities


4 Stars

Hotel Type:



Car park
Check-in hour 14:00 - 17:00
Check-out hour 10:00 - 11:00
Mobile phone coverage
Transfer service
Secure parking
Laundry service
Babysitting service (fee)
Multilingual staff
24-hour security
Smoke detector
Hotel safe
Sun terrace
Dining area
Towels and bed linen
Air conditioning in Restaurant
Breakfast room
Sun loungers
Kids’ club
Entertainment programme for adults
Entertainment programme for children
TV lounge
Massage (fee)
Spa treatments (fee)
Spa centre

Kariega Game Reserve is a Big Five Game Reserve in the malaria free are in the Eastern Cape.  This fabulous family owned and run reserve is ideally located along the Garden Route so guests can enjoy all South Africa's charms from beach to bush.  The lodge in on 10000 hectares of beautiful bushland along with two gushing rivers the Kariega and the Bushmans.  This game reserve has 5 different lodges on it for to choose from.

The Tented Settlers Drift is a 5 star luxury tented safari lodge with 9 spacious suites, breathtaking views and expansive private decks.  The lodge has a restaurant, bar, wine cellar, swimming pool, outdoor boma, library, curio shop and spa treatments.  Each tent has a bedroom, living room, full bathroom, outdoor shower and private deck and when you stay in these luxury tents your rates include 2 games drives per day, river cruises and bush walks, fishing and canoening, all your meals and some drinks, mini bar and wifi in the lodge and suite.

Ukhozi Lodge is a 4 star superior lodge with 10 luxury suites.  This stylish lodge has fabulous spaces to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes and a rim flow pool.  These beautiful lodged each with a private plunge pool and deck are fully air conditioned and rates to these suites include 2 games drives per day, river cruises and bush walks, fishing and canoening, all your meals and some drinks, mini bar and wifi.

River Lodge also a 4 star superior lodge will enjoy the peaceful tranquility of this lodge with its lounge, library and pool area to relax in, the Thatched lodge has an expansive deck to appreciate the beauty of the area from.  These perfectly well appointed suites of which there are 10, have private patios, air conditioning and rates include 2 games drives per day, river cruises and bush walks, fishing and canoening, all your meals and some drinks, mini bar and wifi.

The 4 star Main Lodge welcomes couples, friends and families to its friendly lodge.  The lodge has amazing facilities including a swimming pool, retaurant and a boma for a traditional African experience.  There are 24 Log Chalets which have large decks, some of them have private pools, spacious lounge areas and ensuite bedrooms.  Rates to this lodge include 2 games drives per day, river cruises and bush walks, fishing and canoening, all your meals and some drinks, mini bar and wifi.

The Homestead is a private 4 star lodge.  The house has a host, game ranger and cook that are dedicated to the service of the guests that stay here.  Set in a private area of the reserve this 7 bedroom house has a en suite bathrooms in each room, a swimming pool, sattelite TV, lounge, dining room, kitchen, laundry, patio, deck with fireplace,  bar, large garden, boma and amazing views.  This house is perfect for groups or families and can accommodate up to 14 people, rates to stay here include 2 games drives per day, river cruises and bush walks, fishing and canoening, all your meals and some drinks, mini bar and wifi




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Kariega Game Reserve
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"Mixed. 10 days of sunshine out of 21"
"Very good"
"1 day of rain otherwise good"
"Generally good."
"The weather was good but a little mixed"
"Just great"


"Sunny, windy and 1 day rain"
"Excellent for all 3 weeks"


"hot with just one day of rain in Cape Town."
"Barring two days of rain/wind sunny and hot moderated by the breeze"
"Generally the weather was excellent and not too hot. There were one or two cloudy days and a little rain in the first week but otherwise no problems"
"Hot days, cooler evenings. Currently a drought in the Cape area."


"Raining in Durban to start with, but some lovely sunny days. Not too hot."
"better than expected."


"average for early winter"


"Cold at night but the days were glorious"


"Well we a little dubious before we went away as we had been warned that is was the Winter in South Africa during our stay ... we were so lucky and the sun shined for our stay and most importantly for our Wedding day ... Cape Town would still have been beautiful but was made even more stunning with the sun!"
"First 2 days in Cape Town were warm and sunny, but last 2 days were colder, overcast and rainy."


"Ok not as hot as we had hoped but we knew we were being optomidtic"
"Their winter was on par with the summer that we left in the UK"
"OK, a bit of rain but not much. Quite cold at times"
"Good, as it was the end of their winter it was more like an English summer"


"Spring like with teperatures around 60-65F. Bright days with some sunshine. We did not experience any rain."
"first day was cloudy but brightened up and was sunny for subsequent days."
"Warm spring weather"
"Two overcast days. Average of 26 degrees celcius. Very comfortable."


"Very Good in Capetown"
"90% of the time it was hot and sunny."
"Very varied - rain and winter coats in Cape town and very hot in other places. We needed the complete range of summer/winter wear!"


"Brilliant, warm throughout our stay"
"suuny and warm but some days windy and quite cool at night."
"Not too good for early summer (rain and wind for the middle 10 days (we were there for 21 days), but it didn't stop us doing anything."


"The weather was excellent-very warm and not a cloud in sight"
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