Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star lodge in Kenton on Sea with safari and outdoor pool

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Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge

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Free daily full breakfast
Couples treatment room(s), body treatments, aromatherapy

Overview of Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge

9,4 out of 10 Exceptional
9,4/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Kenton-On-Sea, Kenton on Sea, Eastern Cape, 6191
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free children's club
  • Fitness center
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Conference center
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Children's club (free)
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden

Room options

Main Lodge 1 Bedroom Chalet

  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Main Lodge Multi-Bedroom Chalet

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Double Beds

About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 126 min drive


  • Stanley's Restaurant - 11 min drive
  • Horn's Up - 25 min drive
  • Dorothy Long - 11 min drive

About this property

Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge

Bring the kids when you stay at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge in Kenton on Sea and they can enjoy the free kids' club. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, or body scrubs. Other highlights at this upscale lodge include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a fitness center.


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Safari
  • Canoeing
  • Boat tours
  • Fishing
  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference center (2152 square feet of space)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 24 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1989
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 170 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 3 years of age.

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Kariega Game Reserve Main Kenton On Sea
Kariega Game Reserve Main Lodge Kenton On Sea
Kariega Game Reserve Main Lodge
Kariega Game Reserve Main
Kariega Game Reserve Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
Kariega Lodge
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Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge Lodge
Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge Kenton on Sea
Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge Lodge Kenton on Sea

Frequently asked questions

Does Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like rowing, fishing, and motor boating. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours, game viewing, and a wildlife and game drive. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a fitness center and spa services. Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge also has an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.







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10/10 Exceptional

Trond, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent weekend escape!
Had the best time on a weekend away with family. Our guide was fantastic - great wildlife and wonderful experience. Definitely recommend.
rh , 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

absolutely amazing experience
The welcome at the entrance gate, through the reception check in, the staff in the bar and the restaurant, not to mention our experienced tour guide Matt (Jacques) were all fabulous and went out of their way to make you feel welcome. The food options were plentiful and tasty and the themed accommodation was more spacious and comfortable than I had hoped. The drives through the park had us so very close to the animals and each drive outdid the previous. I had high expectations of a South African safari and Kariega over delivered! A must for anyone.. utterly amazing!
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful location to see wildlife in the eastern
Just returned from 2 wonderful nights at Kariega. Location, food, service and wildlife were all exemplary. A special thank you to our ranger Matt who is truly a cut above. I recommend you request him. He is outstanding!
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing experience
Spent two nights at the main lodge. Had amazing four drives with unbelievable Rudi - our reserve guide. Rudi made the experience so much better, he had so much knowledge and info about the bush, he took care of every little detail, and was the nicest. We saw lions, elephants, rhinos, impalas, ghanoo, zebras, girraffes and many more. The reserve is so green and powerfull, you definatly can feel the wild. The schedule is comfortable, food was nice, and the chalet was huge but still cousy. Go to Kariega and ask for Rudi! One little note to Kariega staff: we almost missed the first drive on 1530. Maybe you should send an email day or two before to let the guests know that first drives is on 1530 so that guests will check in on time.
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10/10 Exceptional

Exceeded all expectations
Wish we could have stayed longer. What an awesome experience. The highlight being our exceptional guide (Bongani) whose knowledge of African wildlife was amazing.
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable lodge chalet and stunning wildlife
The Main Lodge chalet had 2 bedrooms, (1 bathroom and 1 ensuite) with a central living room with wood burner, kitchen, and outdoor viewing patio deck. Comfortable beds and showers, all warm in showery weather and very clean. Breakfast,lunch and varied dinner buffets were scheduled around the 3 hour game drives with a ranger twice a day. There was a pool which we did not have time to see/use. Fantastic viewing of animals/birds/insects/plants with knowledgeable, friendly ranger.
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10/10 Exceptional

Otroligt välorganiserat, god mat och otroliga safariturer!
Helene, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Super Hotel. Der Park ist ein wunderbares Erlebnis
Sascha, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Durchschnittliche Gamelodge + Fahrerabhängig
Unser Fahrer respektive Tourguide hatte keine Ahnung von Kundendienst und hatte uns leider im Stich gelassen. Wir wollten eigentlich noch eine Flusstour auf dem Kariega machen aber als ich ihn gefragt habe hatte er nicht darauf reagiert. Am Abreisetag hatt er mir dann noch gesagt, dass er die Schlüssel fürs Schiff bereit hatte für den Vortag. Aber uns richtig informiert hatte er nicht. Er fuhr sehr ruppig und kannte keine Hindernisse. Sogar einen Termitenhügel überfuhr er einfach und den Elefanten fuhr er einfach in den Weg. Darum würde ich diese Lodge sicher nicht weiterempfehlen oder nochmals hinfahren.
Roger, 3-night trip
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