Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

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.

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Hotel Category
Location Type
National park
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Tripadvisor rating 194 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

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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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

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

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 162
  • Very Good 28
  • Average 3
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Nov 11, 2019

Fantastisch days at Kariega

Seligenstadt, Germany

We had 3 Nights at Kariegarivier Game reserve/ ukhozi lodge and will never forget this experience. Great staff, excellent Food, Perfect organisation, very good Ranger and fantastic Atmosphere. We Want to come back.
Oct 28, 2019

Amazing safari

Sheffield, United Kingdom

We had an amazing time from start to finish . Ukozi lodge is fab , food delicious and wine plentyful . Our guide Ben was very knowledgeable and friendly. Rosie and all the staff were amazing . Would def go back , didnt want to leave . Make sure you go on all the drives as theres always something different to see
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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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