• 10 Thatched Chalets
  • Kariega Game Reserve
  • Exceptional Big Five Viewing
  • Excellently Rated By Guests

Kariega River Lodge is a 4 Star quality lodge built on the banks of the Bushmans River. This lodge offers an exceptional vacation with river pools and a lot of visits to the nearby golden beaches of Kenton-on-Sea for the spectacular views.

The private game reserve comprises nearly 9000 hectares of pristine wilderness that spans across five different ecosystems and is home to more than 25 species of game including lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, white rhino, hippo, hyena, giraffe and a variety of antelope.

A unique feature is the ability to walk freely and safely among the game in an area of the reserve and more than 280 species of birds nest on the Reserve.


  • Malaria-free private reserve;
  • Big 5 game viewing & birding;
  • Easy access to the beach;
  • Huge variety of water activities;
  • Sandy beaches of Kenton-on-Sea;
  • Diverse range of other activities.



  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Shopping / Curios
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Security
  • Secure Parking
  • Malaria Free


Room type Features Rates
Luxury Suite
Kariega River Lodge

Available: 10 Suites

Unit Sleeps: 2 adults

Check-in: From 2:00 PM

Check-out: To 10:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea / Coffee
  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Dressing Gowns
  • Hair Dryer
  • Lounge Area
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Verandah
  • Heater
  • Safe
  • Satellite / Cable Television
  • More

    FROM R5150

    TO R10800

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates


    Kariega River Lodge offers a good range of activities. As well as morning and afternoon open vehicle game drives, they offer river cruises on their African Queen boat, beach visits by boat to Kenton-on-sea, great fly-fishing from the deck, canoeing from the lodge jetty, bush walks, and a range of combinations such as a river cruise followed by a game drive. Or you can simply relax by the pool and do absolutely nothing…

    Indeed if you like the idea of combining a safari with some relaxation on the beach, it doesn’t get much easier than from Kariega River Lodge!

    • Game Drives
    • River Cruise
    • Beach trips by boat
    • Guided Walks
    • Canoeing
    • Fishing
    • Health Spa
    • Safaris


    Low Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    01 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019 Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From R5150
    Per person per night single From R7725

    High Season

    Dates Room Type Board Basis Rate
    01 Jan 2019 - 10 Jan 2019 Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From R6800
    Person per night single From R10200
    11 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019 Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From R6550
    Per person per night single From R9825
    01 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019 Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From R7200
    Per person per night single From R10800
    01 Oct 2019 - 17 Dec 2019 Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From R6550
    Per person per night single From R9825
    18 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From R7200
    Per person per night single From R10800
    01 Jan 2020 - 10 Jan 2020 Luxury Suite Per person per night sharing From R7200
    Per person per night single From R10800


    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Safari drive twice daily
    • All meals inclusive
    • Meals served buffet-style
    • River cruises
    • Guided bush walks
    • Canoeing
    • Comfortable bedrooms with king-size beds (twin or double)


    Based on 227 Reviews

    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “First class”

    We stayed at River Lodge 4 nights, and could have stayed longer! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by absolutely warm staff with towel and drinks on hand. The main lodge is a beautiful log and thatch construction, and is overlooking the beautiful river. The suites are individual constructions with the same characteristics; tall thatch roof, mud walls and concrete floors. Very spacious main room and bath. Ours was open the the rear plains, where antelopes, giraffes, zebras and a plethora of birds would often stop by.
    Our game drives with JC were fun, very entertaining and informative. JC is passionate for his work and it shows. The food was always awesome and plentiful and the staff, whether immediate supporting staff or ground staff were all happy to give you their best smile or give you a hand with everything. Overall, it was a fantastic stay and we would return in a heartbeat. Thank you Kariega!

    ~ javosc ~ Calgary, Canada
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “Amazing experience”

    We stayed here for 3 nights and had 5 drives as well as joining the boat trip to Kenton on sea. We were hoping for a guided bush walk on our last day but heavy rain meant we couldn’t go.

    The drives were fantastic, you felt safe at all times. The drivers had set distances they would stop away from the animals but if the animals were comfortable and calm they would allow them to get incredibly close to the jeep. The rangers also managed traffic very well never avoiding having multiple jeeps all crowding the same animal.

    The lodge itself was lovely, the rooms are relatively basic but you aren’t expected to spend much time in them. It was great to try a variety of game meat at dinner which was all very flavoursome. The inclusive wine selection was incredibly extensive

    The lodge also has an onsite spa. The prices of which were incredibly reasonable for such a fantastic treatment in a very picturesque treatment room

    ~ meridian-payne ~ London, United Kingdom
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “Fantastic Experience.”

    We were with a party of 8 and spent two days there towards the end of February. We managed to fit in 4 game drives with an absolutely brilliant ranger Thomas. He was so knowledgable but also has a great sense of humour. We were also taken by boat to Kenton and the beach for an afternoon walk.
    Go for at least 2 days.
    Thank you for looking after us so well.

    ~ TheFishersJJs50th ~ Billericay, United Kingdom
    Eastern Cape Game Reserves

    “Luxury accomodation and safaris extraordinaire”

    We stayed two nights and made five trips out in the wild. Excellent wine and fine beer was served along with great food. Our ranger really knew it all and had us experience some unforgetable moments including close encounters with the most exotic animals. Birdwatching and river trips by boat was arranged. Unforgettable trip.

    ~ jojje3000 ~ Stockholm, Sweden

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