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Ukhozi Lodge at Kariega

Ukhozi Lodge, the romantic gem of Kariega Game Reserve is found here on the valley edge, with 10 luxury suites overlooking majestic views of the African landscape. Eco-friendly suites blend seamlessly with the environment crafted from stone, wood, and glass.  Connected with meandering paths, each suite offers ultimate privacy with breath-taking scenes from secluded viewing decks and private plunge pools.  Ukhozi Lodge hosts an outstanding restaurant with delicious African cuisine, multiple relaxation lounges with fireplaces, and an exquisite communal rim-flow pool boasting majestic views of the wild plains below.

 

Kariega is a family-owned private game reserve located in the Eastern Cape. The game reserve covers 5260 hectares of African wilderness and spans across five different eco-systems. Kariega offers exceptional game viewing all year round and is set between two beautiful rivers, the Kariega and Bushman’s rivers. The diverse landscape and lush environment make the reserve a haven for varied flora and wildlife species.  The rivers connect the rolling African landscapes to the ocean making it ideal for water-based wildlife spotting, and adventure activities. Lead by energetic game rangers with an incredible passion for the African wild, daily game drives are taken in specialized 8-seater 4×4 safari vehicles.  With the assistance of your expert ranger, you will enjoy close-up sightings of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard) as well as hippo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, eland, kudu, and fish eagles. This remarkable malaria-free reserve also offers safari cruises and kayaking excursions.  Witnessing the incredible birdlife along the riverbeds is nothing short of magnificent on this unique safari experience.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Guided bushwalks
  • River cruises
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Kids program
  • Wellness treatments

Highlights

  • Big five
  • Kariega River
  • Bushman’s River
  • 4 star accommodation
  • Magnificent views
  • Private plunge pools

Closest airport

Port Elizabeth Airport – 150km

Children policy

Ukhozi lodge welcomes children over 10 years. More Details

  • Children 11 to 16 years (as 3 rd person sharing) – 50% of the per person sharing rate
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Included

2 Game-drives daily, all meals, selected beverages, canoeing, a river cruise, and guided bushwalks.

Excluded

Drinks, additional activities, Kariega Foundation conservation & community levy of R150 p/adult paying guest per night, and transfers are excluded.

Seasons

Low: 01 May – 30 September

High: 01 October – 17 December

& 11 January – 31st January

Peak: 18 December – 10 January

& 01 February – 28 February

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are per person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of 50% applicable and 100% over peak season

Accommodation Options

Safari Lodge Suites

Sleeps 2 Adults, 1 child

The 10 luxurious suites at Ukhozi Lodge feature private viewing decks and plunge pools with incredible views over the valley. Each superior unit features an en-suite with double vanity, air conditioning, and complimentary mini-baren-suite bathroom, Read morecomplimentary mini-bar, and air conditioning. Less

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season R7 700 per per, per night
High Season R7 050 per person, per night
Low Season R5 600 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 90-minute drive from Port Elizabeth or a 9-hour drive from Cape Town, both on the scenic N2 highway. Driving from Cape Town takes you through the Garden Route for approximately 858km from which you will turn to the reserve entrance.

 

Flying

Flights from all major centres in South Africa to Port Elizabeth airport.

 

Flight Duration

  • Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Durban to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 20 minutes