Kariega Game Reserve – Gem in the Eastern Cape
Kariega Game Reserve, with its untouched scenery, peaceful surroundings and natural beauty, is situated in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province. A Big-5 game reserve, Kariega offers a magnificent African wildlife experience, complete with all the conveniences and comforts.
Kariega Game Reserve was established overlooking the striking Kariega River Valley. Surrounded by pure natural wilderness it is also rich in historical value. With the sparkling Kenton-on-Sea beaches just 15 minutes away, Kariega is ideally located for an unforgettable vacation. Visitors will be absolutely delighted with the abundance and sheer diversity of Kariega. Covering an area of 6 000 hectares, the private game reserve is home to the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo) as well as hyena, hippopotami, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and several antelope species. Avid bird watchers will be in awe of the stunning birds residing in the reserve including crowned eagles, fish eagles and martial eagles. Kariega Game Reserve offers an African Safari that will leave you breathless.
Game drives in the morning and evening along with a knowledgeable game ranger who will guide you through this glorious wilderness. River Cruises aboard the Kariega Queen will give you a new perspective of Kariega Game Reserve and affords a particularly good opportunity to spot feathered friends. If you enjoy a good hiking trail, then Kariega is for you. A safe section of the reserve has been set aside for hikers who can get a up close to some 25 game species. Mountain biking is another popular activity at Kariega, offering a unique African bush adventure. Relax whilst paddling along the Kariega River in a canoe and you may even catch a glimpse of the fish eagles. Fishermen are welcome to bring along their tackle for some of the best fly-fishing in South Africa. Kariega Game Reserve has something for everyone.