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Kariega Main Lodge - family-friendly, malaria-free safari

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Families and groups

Positioned in the eastern area of Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, Kariega Main Lodge is great value for money and best suited for families and groups in a malaria-free area.

Morning and afternoon game drives over the 10,000 hectare property visit a variety of habitats and offer great wildlife viewing, including the Big 5. There is also the option to join a river cruise on the Kariega Queen.

Built out of wood to integrate with the surrounding bushveld, each spacious chalet is en-suite with a large living area which is great for socialising. The main lodge has a lovely lounge and swimming pool, as well as a wellness centre where you can receive relaxing treatments in the spa or visit the gym.

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The lodge

Kariega Main Lodge consists of 21 spacious log chalets each with two separate en- suite bedrooms making it the perfect safari destination for families and groups. Each chalet has a spacious living area with comfortable sofas and log burner, perfect for the chilly winter evenings. With lovely views over the Kariega Valley, each chalet has a private deck and some also have a private pool.

The main area of the lodge has a comfortable lounge, large restaurant and boma for al-fresco dining, as well as a curio shop and a swimming pool.  A gym and spa can be found at the lodge’s Wellness Centre.


The lodge offers a kiddies club and babysitting service to keep the little ones occupied.


Meals are served in the spacious restaurant and have a great variety for children.

Why Wayfairer

Funded by the conservation levy paid by visitors to the game reserve, the Kariega Foundation aims to contribute to the upliftment of local communities, sustainable wildlife management and conservation initiatives.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


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