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South African Safari Deals Extended

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Kariega Game Reserve has extended our South African safari deals to 31 July 2021. This includes the Easter weekend (2-5 April 2021) and the winter school holidays.

The reduced number of international travellers presents a fantastic opportunity for South Africans to enjoy luxury safaris at hugely discounted rates. South African safari deals are available to all South African residents. View details of the Kariega Game Reserve South African safari deals.

Guests can book to stay at any of our five safari lodges until 31 July 2021 for a minimum of two nights. Bookings are subject to the full terms and conditions available on the South African safari specials page. A summary of the available safari deals for the period are:

  • Ukhozi Lodge (uniquely designed four star superior lodge): R2,900 per person per night sharing (Thursdays to Sundays). Available anytime for groups of 10 or more. Pictured below.
  • Settlers Drift (5-star tented luxury in the remote wilderness): R3,500 per person per night sharing (Thursdays to Sundays). Available anytime for groups of 10 or more. Pictured above.
  • The Homestead (exclusive use lodge): R19,000 per night for up to 10 people.
  • Main Lodge (family and group friendly): R2,300 per person per night sharing. Only available for groups of 20 guests or more.
  • River Lodge (one of a kind river magic): R2,900 per person per night sharing. Only available for groups of 10 guests or more.

View details of the South African safari deals, contact us at reservations@kariega.co.za or call 046 636 7904/5/6 to enquire and book.

South African Safari Deals Ukhozi Lodge

What to Expect on a South African Safari Break?

Kariega Game Reserve spans across 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, and is home to the Big 5, as well as zebra, giraffe, hippo, multiple species of antelope and an abundance of birdlife. Kariega is a family-owned and operated private game reserve, giving it a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The nearest airport is Port Elizabeth which is an 80 minute drive away. The seaside village of Kenton-on-Sea is 10 minutes drive and the town of Makhanda (Grahamstown) can be reached in half an hour. The distance from Cape Town is approximately 870km and 1,000km from Johannesburg.

Set on African plains with magnificent hills and dramatic river valleys the wilderness area combines spectacular vistas with an abundance of wildlife. The reserve includes five different ecosystems, resulting in extremely high game carrying capacities. This means that Kariega's game viewing and birding experience are unsurpassed in the Eastern Cape. Having two major rivers flow through the reserve (the Kariega and Bushman's rivers) allows us to offer river cruises, canoeing and fishing in addition to twice daily guided game drives.

Game Drive Lion South African Safari Deals

While on safari with the experienced guide, you might be lucky enough to spot our newest rhino calf Siya! He is the fourth calf born to our much-loved poaching survivor Thandi and the name-sake of our equally loved Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi.

Rhino and Calf South African Safari Deals

You could also spend time watching the lions, including four cubs who were born in June 2020. Kariega is also well-known for close up encounters with elephants, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of other wildlife.

Elephant Safari South African Deals

A Typical Day on South African Safari

Guests should try to check in before 14h00 to be in time for lunch and the afternoon game drive. Check out time is between 10h00 and 11h00.

A typical day at Main Lodge, Ukhozi Lodge and The Homestead includes:

06h00 : Tea, coffee and a snack. Depart for an early morning game drive or perhaps a river cruise.
10h00 : Return to your lodge for a late, but hearty breakfast/brunch.
11h00 : Enjoy a bush walk, a spa treatment, go canoeing, have a swim, or just relax or siesta.
14h30 : Savour the flavours of our well-earned afternoon eats.
16h00 : Depart for an evening game drive and sundowners.
19h30 : Return to the lodge for your evening meal in either the boma or the restaurant.

The itinerary at the Homestead (pictured below) is very flexible – with your own personal hosts, cook and game guide, the schedule can be adjusted to accommodate the requests or needs of each family or group. During winter months Main Lodge guests enjoy a hearty breakfast before their morning game drive. Please note our regular Kids on Safari programme is not available due to COVID-19.

Homestead Lodge South African Safari Deals

A typical day at Settlers Drift includes:

06h00 : Tea, coffee and a snack. Depart for an early morning game drive.
10h00 : Return for a hearty breakfast/brunch.
11h00 : Enjoy a bush walk, a spa treatment, have a swim, soak in the view from your private deck, or just relax or siesta .
14h30 : Savour the flavours of our well-earned afternoon eats.
16h00 : Depart for an evening game drive and sundowners.
19h30 : Return to the lodge for your evening meal in either the boma or the restaurant.

A typical day at River Lodge (pictured below) includes:

06h00 : Tea, coffee and a snack. Depart for an early morning game drive.
10h00 : Return to the lodge for a late, but hearty breakfast/brunch.
11h00 : Take a trip down the Bushman's river to the coast, enjoy a bush walk, go fishing or canoeing, have a swim, a spa treatment, or just relax or siesta.
14h30 : Savour the flavours of our well earned afternoon eats.
16h00 : Depart for an evening game drive and sundowners.
19h30 : Return to the lodge for your evening meal in either the boma or the restaurant.

Note that all the above indicated times are adapted slightly during winter months.

River Lodge South African Safari Deals

Book Extended South African Safari Deals

If you feel that the stress of the past year is catching up with you, now is the perfect time to escape for a bush break. The Easter weekend and winter holidays provide great opportunities to take some time away and enjoy a world-class safari experience while staying at one of Kariega Game Reserve's five luxury lodges

View details of the South African safari deals, contact us at reservations@kariega.co.za or call 046 636 7904/5/6 to enquire and book.

The South African borders remain open to all international travellers and Kariega Game Reserve is currently partially open. Our team is available to assist guests to plan and book their safari holidays in the wide open spaces of Kariega Game Reserve. Contact us for enquiries and bookings.

Images thanks to head guide Wayne Howarth and senior guide Brendon Jennings.

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