Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
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173 Reviews

Romance and privacy in the African bush

This luxury Big Five malaria-free private game reserve is set in 10,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness incorporating the picturesque Kariega and Bushmans River. Kariega offers a combination of Big Five game viewing and an expansive variety of fauna, flora and birdlife in a landscape that spans across five different eco systems offering the most dramatic views and vistas. The result is very powerful and truly unique to Kariega. At this award winning conservation reserve, guests can enjoy game drives with experienced rangers as well as a diverse range of activities, which include guided bush walks close to abundant game and birdlife, river cruises, canoeing and visits to the nearby golden beaches of Kenton on Sea.

  • Stunning beauty and landscapes
  • Spectacular diversity including two major rivers
  • Malaria free destination
  • River cruises and canoeing

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

National park
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  • 10 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx 90 mins from Port Elizabeth Airport

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

  • National park
  • Approx 90 mins from Port Elizabeth Airport
173 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 142
  • Very Good 27
  • Average 3
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jun 12, 2019

STUNNING - an unforgettable experience

We were lucky enough to have 4 nights at Ukhozi Lodge and it is an experience we will never forget. Our lodge was magnificent - spacious, luxurious with a view to rival anything else worldwide. The food and the staff are amazing - both top quality. However the absolute pinnacle of this visit were the game drives. We had a superb ranger called Allen and with him we were privileged to see lions, elephants, rhino, giraffe, zebra, jackals, secretary birds and so much more. He made it informative as well as funny but always special. There were so many surprise touches organised by the staff who were all prepared to go the extra mile to give visitors a memorable stay - I wont spoil the surprises for anyone else who might be lucky enough to be going soon but they each added to our wonderful experience and we can't thank the Ukhozi team enough. If you get the chance to stay at Ukhozi do not hesitate - it will be an unforgettable experience you will cherish forever.
May 29, 2019

Amazing - such a great place

Our stay at ukhozi lodge was amazing; the service, location and all the game drives were outstanding. Our accommodation had everything we needed and the lodge team couldn’t do enough to help- thanks so much!
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Safari Game Drives

Have your camera at the ready for close-up viewing of the Big Five as well as many other species. Game Drives are offered in the early morning and then again in the late afternoon/evening in open safari vehicles. River cruises can also be enjoyed to catch a glimpse of the stunning wildlife.

Safari Walks

Safari walks can be enjoyed with one of the experienced rangers on a variety of well marked trails which are predator free. Guests can experience walking safely amongst over 25 species of game and a variety of bird life.


Take out one of the canoes and paddle down either the Kariega or Bushman's River whilst having the opportunity to spot animals in their natural habitat and over 280 species of birds.

Wellness Centre and Gym

Situated at the Kariega Main Lodge, guests from all the lodges can enjoy the Wellness Centre which has two treatment rooms and a gym.

River Cruise

During one of the morning game drives, guests can enjoy a river cruise down the Kariega River on the Majestic Queen. An abundance of bird and animal life can be seen on the river cruise whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility of the river valley.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy a relaxing swim in the pool in between game viewings.

Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

Room Types

Luxury Suite

Each of the 10 luxurious air-conditioned suites have been crafted from log. All suites have modern bathrooms and come with their own private plunge pool and deck offering guests breath taking views of the valley.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Pool
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

Food & Drink


Guests can enjoy sumptuous local cuisine at the restaurant.

Board Basis Options

Board basis includes all meals and twice daily safari game drives. Beverages are excluded.

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