River Lodge at Kariega Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape offers a rare and magical blend of a bush and beach safari.
The safari lodge rests in a tranquil location along the banks of the Bushman’s River which connects this Big 5 wilderness with the beach and Indian ocean at Kenton-on- Sea. Guests enjoy a number of river activities including fishing, canoeing and a boat cruises down to the beach.
River Lodge offers 10 spacious, air conditioned suites that meander along the banks of the river, offering our guests all the peace and tranquility one seeks while on safari. Within the main section of the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, relax at the outdoor pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river.
Guests Rave about Bush and Beach Safari
We believe our guests always give the most accurate and honest feedback about all aspects of the Kariega safari experience.
Read how our guests rave about their safari and stay at River Lodge on TripAdvisor.
“River Lodge is in a glorious setting. Our lodge was set right on the river. It was well equipped and comfortable. The food and service were excellent. We enjoyed 5 fascinating game drives and were thrilled to see lions, rhino, buffalo and herds of beautiful elephants, including several babies. Our ranger, Zolani, was hugely knowledgeable and great fun. All in all we had a memorable stay."
"Kariega Game Reserve is a very good place to stay. We stayed in River Lodge. Safari experience was very good: elephants very close, rhinos white and black, giraffes, lions, antelope of all kinds, hippos. Staff were very nice - as always in South Africa."
"We came here in October 2013 and vowed to return one day. We had the great fortune to return in October 2016 and are so glad that we did. What an experience!!! We once again stayed in the River Lodge and from start to finish the whole experience was so good that we've promised ourselves a return trip in the future. We're not normally a family that returns time after time to the same holiday destination but believe me Kariega is the exception."
If you are dreaming of a bush and beach safari holiday, Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is the safari destination for you. We are so eager and excited to welcome you to our malaria-free African paradise.