Wildlife Updates

Photo: Southern Double Collared Sunbird

Birdwatching at Eastern Cape Safari Lodge

Kareiga Southern Double Collared Sunbird Tayla Jane Mc Curdy Dec2014

Our photo of the week is of a southern double collared sunbird. Thank you to ranger Tayla for the beautiful image.

This particular sunbird is endemic to Southern Africa, meaning you will not find...


Video: Elephants at Kariega

Eastern Cape elephant encounters

Thank you to Kariega guest Steve Henrys for sharing this video of his recent encounters with elephants Kariega. It is a thrilling experience to be so close to these enormous creatures in their natural environment....




Elephants and their young at Kariega

Kariega Elephantcalf Laura Malpass

Over the past few months we have been blessed with the arrival of a number of elephant calves. We are always excited about the long-awaited birth of an elephant as their gestation period is nearly two years (680 days). This is the longest known gestational period of any animal.




Lion kill in the Eastern Cape

Kariega Lionkill6 Keith Carney SeptemberGuest Keith Carney was privileged to watch and photograph a pride of lions in action while on safari at Kariega Game Reserve. He shared the following photographs and his account of the event with us.




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