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Posted on: Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Explore the Kariega Game Reserve

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Kariega Game Reserve

Kariega Game Reserve

The Kariega Game Reserve is a stunning escape in the heart of the Eastern Cape, boasting each of the magnificent Big 5 (lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant). However, nature-lovers are in for a very rewarding experience because, in addition to these impressive species, there is a plethora of other animals to see within their natural habitat. This includes almost 300 bird species and 25 different kinds of game.

International visitors are assured that this entire area is a malaria-free zone, so no extra precautions need to be taken. The reserve is situated on the Kariega River and the Bushman’s River, which introduce yet more biodiversity. It is about 140 kilometres from Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay, and only about 20 kilometres from the coastal village of Kenton-on-Sea. The mountains, rivers and valleys create a haven of tranquillity in which a fascinating hive of activity emerges. Kariega invites visitors to immerse themselves in this serenity.

Kariega Game Reserve

Kariega Game Reserve

River cruises and walking safaris are also on offer, and give Kariega’s visitors a new perspective on some of the life that inhabits this reserve. Walking trails mean getting up close and personal with some of the fauna and flora at a slow, comfortable pace.

The luxurious 4-star accommodation at Kariega Game Reserve ensures that each guest feels pampered and at home during their stay. The River Lodge and Ukhozi Lodge are both officially rated as “4-star Superior” and each comprise 10 elegant suites. The Main Lodge and the Homestead are ideal for groups or families and combine luxury living with comfort. Each of these facilities has been built in such a way that, while occupying the natural landscape, they are stylishly incorporated into it in an unobtrusive way, allowing guests to feel part of the magnificent surrounds.

Kariega Game Reserve

Kariega Game Reserve

During your stay at Kariega, there is certainly no shortage of things to do and see. Sundowners on the river, game drives, walking trails, canoeing, fishing and swimming in the rivers or swimming pool are all part of the Kariega experience. In addition, the spa and gym will ensure that you look and feel your best.

Due to all of the animal life that can be enjoyed amidst opulent surrounds, visitors are reminded to bring binoculars, cameras, comfortable shoes and warm clothing (for early morning or evening outdoor experiences).

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Kariega Game Reserve

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Amelia Meyer

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Amelia is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for all things travel-related. She is based in Knysna, but has studied, lived and travelled further afield. She studied Film, Media and Literature at the University of Cape Town. She began her solo career in the form of Voxate Writing & Editing in 2008 and loves every minute of it. Amelia believes in silver linings, lessons learnt and the responsibility to do what’s right. When she is not writing, she can frequently be found at the local animal shelter, on the bicycle trails of the nature reserves or sampling new restaurants with her family.

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