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Kariega Game Reserve

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The Homestead is located on the Kariega Game Reserve, a 11,500 hectare malaria-free reserve set high above the Kariega River Valley in the Eastern Cape.

Set in a remote part of the reserve with spectacular views, the Homestead is perfect for the sole use of a family or group who can enjoy a highly exclusive and unique safari experience tailored to their own needs. The Homestead is also equipped with its own 4x4 safari vehicle and experienced game ranger. Private game viewing may be done by day and at night, allowing for spectacular sightings of wildlife, including the Big 5.

Other activities offered on the reserve include safari bush walks, fishing, canoeing and river cruises on the famous Kariega Queen, where you can enjoy an abundance of bird and animal life whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility of the dramatic river valley.

Orginally built as a farmhouse, the Homestead can accommodate up to 14 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms, plus there are an additional 2 rooms which share a bathroom. 

Your stay also includes the services of a private hostess and chef.  A bar, satellite TV and playroom make this an ideal place for the whole family.  The Homestead also has a private swimming pool.

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Our standard rates for a Entire Homestead
1 May 2024 to 31 August 2024 GBP 1,943 USD 2,390 ZAR 44,690 EUR 2,235 per roomContracted Rate1+ nights
1 September 2024 to 19 December 2024 GBP 2,482 USD 3,053 ZAR 57,080 EUR 2,854 per roomContracted Rate1+ nights
20 December 2024 to 10 January 2025 GBP 2,689 USD 3,307 ZAR 61,845 EUR 3,092 per roomContracted Rate2+ nights

Prices are on a per room basis.

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

2 daily safaris (game drives) with the exclusive use of a 4x4 game vehicle with a private ranger; all other activities; local branded beverages; breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner; the Conservation and Community Levy; and the services of a personal chef are included.

Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.

Start TestimonialEverything at The Homestead was wonderful! The accommodations were very luxurious. Our ranger, Albert, was very knowledgeable and we had a great time with him on our safaris, despite the fact that it was raining for most of the time we were there. Audry, the chef and hostess, was also wonderful! We all enjoyed the delicious food she prepared for us. She was very accommodating to the special needs of our group (1 vegetarian and 2 lactose intolerant). All of my friends said that the Homestead exceeded their expectations and were impressed with my find! Thank you for helping to arrange this experience for us! I will definitely recommend your services if I know anyone else planning a trip to South Africa.End Testimonial


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The Homestead Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Port Elizabeth: Travel along the N2 towards Grahamstown. After approximately 50 km, take the off-ramp towards Port Alfred (R72). At the T-junction, turn right. Continue along the R72, and travel approximately 47 km until you reach Alexandria.

Continue through Alexandria until you are at the Kenton-on-Sea turnoff, and then turn left. Continue along this road for approximately 14 km and the Kariega Game Reserve Entrance will be signposted.

General Information For Guests

The Homestead is set in a remote and private part of the reserve. With seven spacious bedrooms with king-size beds (twin or double), all en suite, hair dryer, a bar, swimming pool, satellite TV, playroom for children, laundry room, internet connectivity, safe and telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, dining room and lounge wih fireplace, private outdoor boma, private outdoor deck with fireplace, private outdoor patio and swimming pool and spectacular views. It is the perfect lodge for the sole use of a group or family of up to 14 persons.

The Homestead is equipped with its own 4x4 safari vehicle.

For those wanting to cool off from the hot African sun, dive into the river and revel in the beautiful river pools surrounded by pristine forests. For the less adventurous, relax at the sun-splashed private swimming pool.

During one of your morning game drives, you will enjoy a memorable cruise down the Kariega River on the Kariega Queen and enjoy the tranquillity of nature, whilst viewing the wonderful birdlife and game along the river.

For hiking enthusiasts, Kariega's trails are a must. Walk safely amongst more than 25 species of game and wonderful birdlife on the non-dangerous section of the reserve.

For energetic guests, mountain bikes are available for your enjoyment. Enjoy the freedom of viewing game whilst taking a ride in the pristine bushveld for an unforgettable African bush adventure.

Canoes are available for guests to take a leisurely paddle down the Kariega River.

Magnificent horse riding on the expansive beaches of nearby Kenton-on-Sea can be arranged.

For golfing enthusiasts, the well known Royal Port Alfred or Fish River Sun Golf courses are only 25 and 40 minutes away.

Your rate also includes a compulsory Conservation and Community Levy - this contribution will aid conservation efforts as well as the anti-poaching unit and community projects.

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