Special Occasions

Kariega Game Reserve is the perfect destination for a safari holiday, but it may also provide the ideal setting for a variety of special occasions including honeymoons, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and exclusive business getaways.

For an unforgettable honeymoon safari, Settlers Drift Luxury Tented Lodge, Ukhozi Lodge and River Lodge offer the best in romantic and luxurious getaways. Request a private evening safari drive and share the exhilarating encounters with Africa’s wildlife before driving to one of Kariega’s most scenic spots for sundowners. Honeymooners can also enjoy their own romantic dinner in a private location or savor a specially prepared breakfast picnic in the African wilderness.

Equipped with conference facilities, a large restaurant, festive bar area, and chalets accommodating up to six adults, Main Lodge provides the ideal business retreat for larger groups, and the perfect safari stop off for touring sports teams and other travelling groups. Main Lodge is also the natural destination for a fun-filled family safari.

Kariega Game Reserve also hosts small wedding receptions and can cater for other fair-sized celebrations. Whatever the occasion, Kariega will try its utmost to meet your needs. If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to contact our reservations team.


Wedding Testimonials

Brenda and I can’t thank you enough for the effort you all put in to ensure we had the most fantastic wedding one could ever imagine.When we tell people of our trip they don’t believe what was done for us and are completely blown away by the fact we actually got married in the bush.

The whole experience of the game drives and the care and attention given by the team is second to none. From the breakfast by the pool to the Boma ladies waving us away before the wedding now all seems surreal.

- David & Brenda Wall, January 2012

A huge thank you for assisting us in making our day extra special.

Shelley - Thank you for arranging everything and liaising with me and our guests. Thank you for all the info, arranging all the extras we wanted and making the hay bales happen on such short notice - You were amazing and everything ran so smoothly because the pre-wedding work was done with so much efficiency! Thank you very very much ;)

Shawn, Juan & Paul - Thank you very much for all your assistance, friendliness and amazing organisational skills with all the rangers and making our wedding day run like clockwork! You had such an important role and you made it look easy, when I am sure it was anything but easy arranging everything and everyone. Juan - thank you for playing photographer to me and the bridesmaids before the wedding and driving us around ;) So much of the success of the day depended on the team of rangers and the team went over and above what was required - you have certainly outdone yourselves!!

Gillian & the restaurant staff - WOW, thank you for setting up, breaking down and making amazing food for our entire weekend. You did everything with a huge smile and we could call on you at any time and you accommodated us with our requests with a huge smile! Your team was great, the dancing were amazing and the friendliness was an experience all on its own!

Graeme - In general, thank you for allowing us a lot of freedom and flexibility out at Kariega and accommodating us in our requests from the word go! We had an amazing weekend and the team out at Kariega was incredible. Our guests will talk about it for years to come and I can definitely say that your team out at Kariega were incredible, organised and assisted us with so much patience and friendliness that every moment of interaction were AMAZING!!

Have a wonderful year & good luck with everything out at Kariega, the team deserve the best.

Warm Regards

- Chantell & Damian Giulietti, 2013

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