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Ecotours SA can whisk you away to a Safari experience that you will never forget in the beautiful wilds of the Eastern Cape Region. The thrill of exposure to the excitement of encountering nature on its own terms is never to be forgotten. With this Safari we offer you a breakaway vacation of a lifetime. It is close to Cape Town and all its amenities, yet far enough away for you to breathe, smell and touch the essence of Africa.

The Kariega Game Reserve is a 6000 hectare private game reserve located in pristine surroundings in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The tranquil magnificence of this Big Five Game Reserve is truly something that has to be experienced to be believed. It is a haven to abundant wildlife including lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino as well as a great diversity of other species such as hippo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, eland, wildebeest, waterbuck and a variety of antelope. It is also home to a myriad of bird species, including nesting Martial, Crowned and Fish Eagles.

Set high above the spectacular Kariega River Valley, you cannot get closer to nature than in this wondrous African wilderness in the heart of 1820 Settler Country, a setting rich in history as well as natural diversity. 

Kariega offers luxury game lodge accommodation in architectural award winning lodges and also a host of activities such as game drives, hiking, fishing, bird watching, canoeing, mountain biking and the ever famous river cruises on the Kariega Queen.  The Reserve is only 80 minutes east of Port Elizabeth and your visit can be considered a natural extension of your trip along South Africa's famous 'Garden Route', between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
Due to the diversity of activities on offer at Kariega, anything from 2 to 5 nights can be enjoyed, however, a minimum 2 night stay is highly recommended for your ultimate safari experience.

An Ecotours SA representative will meet you at Port Elizabeth Airport who will then transfer you to Krieger arriving there around lunch-time and you can check in either before or after .  having a bite to eat. After lunch you can relax and take in the magnificent views from your chalet or luxury suite until 16h00 when you are collected by an experienced Ranger in an open vehicle and you set out into the reserve for an evening safari. Kariega is home to abundant birdlife and game and you will enjoy wonderful sightings of Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, hippo, hyena, Giraffe, Zebra and numerous antelope species. Sundowners are served in the tranquil surroundings of the African bushveld and you then return to the Lodge where you can unwind in front of warm log fires and enjoy sumptuous cuisine.
Awaken to the beauty of Africa and depart at 06h00 for a combined game drive and river cruise meandering down the Kariega River returning to enjoy a late breakfast at approximately 09h00 at the Lodge. Between breakfast and lunch you can simply relax or choose between a number of additional activities such as:

Night Game Drives
This is the time that many predators are on the prowl and night game drives are very popular and can be arranged for you.

River Cruises
During one of your morning game drives, you will enjoy a memorable cruise down the Kariega River on the “Kariega Queen” and enjoy the tranquility of nature, whilst viewing the wonderful birdlife and game along the river.

For hiking enthusiasts, Kariega’s trails are a must. Walk safely amongst more than 25 species of game and wonderful birdlife on the non-dangerous section of the reserve.

Mountain Biking
For energetic guests, mountain bikes are available for your enjoyment. Enjoy the freedom of viewing game whilst taking a ride in the pristine bushveld, for an unforgettable African bush adventure.

Take a leisurely paddle down the Kariega River and see if you can spot Fish Eagles’ nesting site.

Horse Riding
Magnificent horse riding on the expansive beaches of Kenton-on-Sea is available.

As mentioned earlier, a minimum stay of two nights is recommended but you can stay for as long as you like in this most relaxing yet exciting environment, at the end of which an Ecotours SA Representative will collect you from Kariega and transfer you back to Port Elizabeth Airport, ensuring that your stay is rounded of to perfection!  So, jump at this opportunity and let Ecotours SA put together a tailor-made Itinerary to suit your specific requirements, keeping in mind that you can combine your stay at Kariega with our Garden Route Tours as well as including our Tours in and around Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world.

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