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5 Top Things To Do At The Homestead


The Homestead is a private lodge which offers its’ guests all the comfort, convenience and privacy of their own home. The lodge is set in a remote and private part of the reserve and offers seven spacious bedrooms, all en-suite, a bar, swimming pool, satellite TV, playroom for children and spectacular views. It is the perfect lodge for the sole use of a group or family of up to 14 persons.

The Homestead Private Safari Lodge

With dedicated hosts, game ranger and cook, guests have the flexibility to plan their day according to their own specific needs. These are the top five things to do.

1. Game Drives – Morning, Noon and Night

All Kariega guests go out on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. At the Homestead you can also persuade your ranger to take you out for a night drive after dinner… especially when lured by the sound of roaring lion! The night time bush is an entirely different experience as the nocturnal animals come out to play. Make sure you add this to your to do list.

2. Day Tripping

A personal favourite while staying at the Homestead is a day trip, with a packed picnic lunch, to the beach at Kenton-on-Sea. Departure time is after breakfast and the sleep-in is always welcome! Take a safari trip for approximately two hours down to the Bushmans river. Enjoy a beautiful boat trip down to the small coastal village of Kenton-on-Sea. Spend an hour on the beach picnicking, swimming, walking or playing and then make the return trip back to the lodge. It is a really great day, especially if you are traveling with children.

3. Quiet Time in the Tree House

The Homestead has a quaint tree house – or viewing platform. Big enough for one or two people it is the perfect place for some quiet time - meditate, watch birds or view game. If you are lucky an elephant, lion or rhino may wonder by beneath you!

4. Campfire Songs at the Boma

Because the Homestead is a private lodge a Boma evening often turns into a typical family dinner or party with friends. This could include games, music, singing and always love and laughter. There is no better place to experience this sense of family or community that under an African sky!

5. Family Rest and Relaxation

Any great holiday includes a good balance between activity and restful relaxation. The Homestead offers the perfect venue. Once you have exhausted the options above make sure you leave time to sunbathe at the pool, play soccer or table-tennis with your kids or watch a sports game or movie on TV. There are also plenty of quiet spots to escape for some yoga or just to read a great book. 

A few days at the Homestead offers it all and will make a truly memorable holiday. Tempted? Email reservations for more information or to make a booking.