• One Comfortable and Luxurious Lodge
  • Kariega Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five viewing
  • Excellent Rated By Guests

Kariega Homestead is situated in a remote part of the malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape and offers a magical, personalized safari experience. The 19th-century farmhouse has been restored to create a luxurious and exclusive place for a private group to enjoy a pre- or post-safari stay. This exclusive-use Homestead promises all the luxuries and conveniences of home alongside an unparalleled safari experience combining wilderness, valleys, rivers, and ocean. This Big 5 destination can be found mere minutes from the seaside holiday town of Kenton-on-Sea and little over an hour from Port Elizabeth and its airport.


  • Located at the Kariega Private Game Reserve;
  • An exclusive safari home in the Eastern Cape;
  • Privacy and personalised attention from the staff;
  • Luxury and elegance in a restored farmhouse;
  • Seven bedroom and Wi-Fi throughout;
  • Ideal for a family or group of friends.



  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Meals on Request
  • Barbeque Facilities
  • Gym (nearby)
  • Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Malaria Free
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Secure Parking


Room type Features Rates
Private Lodge
Kariega Homestead

Available: 1 Private Lodge (7 En-Suite Bedrooms)

Unit Sleeps: Accommodate up to 14 adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Fan
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Pure Cotton Linen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Mini Bar
  • Lounge
  • Heater
  • Fireplace
  • Verandah
  • Balcony / Deck
  • More

    FROM R35500

    TO R51500

    Per unit per night

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates


    Covering 10,000ha of beautiful and diverse bushveld, Kariega Game Reserve offers abundant game including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, hippo, hyena, giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope species. This malaria-free Big 5 private game reserve is set in the pristine wilderness of the Kariega River Valley.
    As well as morning and evening open vehicle safari game drives with experienced rangers, Kariega Homestead also offers diverse activities including river cruises on the delightful African Queen, canoeing, mountain biking, bush walks, fly-fishing and swimming in beautiful river pools. Birding along the river banks is excellent with martial and crowned eagles soaring above and the plaintiff cry of the fish eagle often heard. Visits to the nearby sandy beaches of Kenton-on-Sea is less than 15 minutes drive away. Alternatively, you can just relax by the pool and do nothing!

    • Game Drives
    • Bird Watching
    • Game Viewing
    • Rhino Tracking
    • Guided Safari Walks
    • Boating
    • Canoeing
    • Fishing
    • Kayaking


    Low Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    01 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 Private Lodge Per unit per night From R35500

    High Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    01 Jan 2019 - 10 Jan 2019 Private Lodge Per unit per night From R47000
    11 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019 Private Lodge Per unit per night From R46500
    01 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019 Private Lodge Per unit per night From R51500
    01 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019 Private Lodge Per unit per night From R46500
    01 Oct 2019 - 17 Dec 2019 Private Lodge Per unit per night From R46500
    18 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 Private Lodge Per unit per night From R51500


    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Safari drive twice daily
    • All meals inclusive
    • Private hosts, game ranger and cook
    • River cruises
    • Guided bush walks
    • Canoeing
    • Comfortable bedrooms with king-size beds (twin or double)


    Based on 10 Reviews

    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “A home away from home”

    I am one of the lucky ones that can visit Homestead a few times a year. What a lovely place and the most friendly people.
    This accommodation caters to small groups or families.
    It is a place to relax and feel at home. The game drives are fantastic. If you love nature this is a must.
    If you are just a couple they do have other accommodation on the reserve. They manage to cater to everyone’s needs.
    It is one of my favorite spots in South Africa.

    ~ Kerstin K ~ Cape Town Central, South Africa
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves


    Our family of 14 is back in snowy Norway, after four warm and wonderful days at the Homestead. We had certain expectations, but we got so much more!
    Fantastic game drives with our rangers Temba and Leon, delicious food at the house and a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere that made both children and adults feel so much at home!
    It was truly a great adventure!
    Thank you!

    ~ Terje B ~ Sandvika, Akershus, Norway
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves


    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 boat 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!!!

    ~ Matt P
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “Unforgettable Safari experience”

    We just returned from a ten-day trip to South Africa and were fortunate to spend two days at the Kariega Homestead – it was a little too short but the entire staff helped to make it a perfect adventure.
    As a group of 13 adults, there are few places that can host a large group in the one place let alone offer an amazing safari experience.
    Kariega fitted the bill perfectly in terms of affordable value for money big 5 game and accommodation experience. The homestead is super comfortable and you are situated in the park so you sometimes see the odd giraffe wander on past too. The homestead is well equipped to house a large group – large dining table, pool, a couple of casual comfortable seating areas inside and out, comfortable beds and simple but well-styled rooms.
    The staff deserve a special mention – our safari guides Timba and Stef were amazing – nothing was too much trouble and they were flexible with our arrangements allowing us to even enjoy an evening safari where we saw hippos too. Morning and afternoon safaris were well organized and guides are very knowledgeable, safe and respectable if animals – all vet important considering how close you can be to the animals – an unforgettable experience.
    A benefit of the homestead is you have the amazing Linda and her team to take care of you and feed you incredibly well which includes some local dishes too. We could not have asked for more.
    Suffice to say we were sad to leave as we waved goodbye to Kariega and our new friends.

    ~ Eagle1968 ~ London

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