Location

Situated on South Africa’s famous Garden Route from Cape Town to the Sunshine Coast, Kariega Game Reserve is an 80 minute drive from Port Elizabeth, and a mere 10 minute drive from the sunny coastal village of Kenton-on-Sea.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Main Lodge Gate Ukhozi Lodge Gate River Lodge Gate Settlers Drift
Lodge Gate
Homestead Gate
33° 34’ 47”S 33° 34’ 47”S 33° 39’ 42”S 33° 38’ 54”S 33° 33’ 55”S
26° 36’ 13”E 26° 36’ 13”E 26° 33’ 40”E 26° 31’ 00”E 26° 33’ 48”E

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Directions

Main Reception - Main Lodge, Ukhozi Lodge & The Homestead

Travel the N2 from Cape Town along the Garden Route towards Grahamstown, and choose one of two alternative routes:

Route 1:
The coastal route on the R72, via Alexandria to Kenton-on-Sea, where you turn inland and proceed 14 km on the R343.

Route 2:
Proceed on the N2 towards Grahamstown for about 110km and turn right before reaching Grahamstown onto the tarred road (R343)to Kenton-on-Sea for a distance of 32km.

River Lodge Entrance

Travel from Port Elizabeth along the N2 towards Grahamstown for approximately 50 km and then take the Port Alfred turnoff, where you will then travel along the R72 towards Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred. The turnoff to River Lodge is signposted and is exactly 15 km beyond Alexandria.

Settlers Drift Luxury Tented Lodge Entrance & Arrival Procedures

Travel from Port Elizabeth along the N2 towards Grahamstown for approximately 50 km and then take the Port Alfred turnoff, where you will then travel along the R72 towards Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred. The turnoff to Settlers Drift Luxury Tented Lodge is signposted and is exactly 10 km beyond Alexandria.

Boat transfer
A boat transfer to Settlers Drift departs daily from the jetty at 13h30 (weather dependant) – therefore for guests to be able to enjoy this transfer, they must arrive at the gate by approx. 13h00.

Instructions for guests in time for the boat transfer
Once you have arrived at the Settlers Drift turnoff please proceed as follows:

  • Proceed on a gravel road through an electric gate (push button) for approx. 2,8 kms to the Kariega Game Reserve and Settlers Drift entrance gate.
  • You will be met by a gate guard and given directions to the jetty and carports.
  • At the jetty you will be met by one of the Settlers Drift game rangers, who will then transfer you to the lodge by boat, which will take approx. 30 minutes.

Instructions for guests who are late for the boat transfer
Once you have arrived at the Settlers Drift turnoff please proceed as follows:

  • Proceed on a gravel road through an electric gate (push button) for approx. 2,8 kms to the Kariega Game Reserve and Settlers Drift entrance gate.
  • You will be met by a gate guard and given directions to proceed for another approx. 6.5 kms to the lodge.

Wildlife History

Find out more about our region's amazing ecological history and conservation efforts on our Wildlife History page.

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Wildlife & Activities Video

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