Overview of Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Living area

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKenton Marina14 min drive
    Popular LocationMosaic Studio15 min drive
    Popular LocationKenton on Sea Beach16 min drive

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About this area

Kenton on Sea

Located in Kenton on Sea, Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge is near the beach. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Mosaic Studio, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape and Kenton on Sea Beach. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, snorkelling and surfing/boogie boarding adventures can be found near the property.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kenton Marina - 14 min drive
  • Mosaic Studio - 15 min drive
  • Kenton on Sea Beach - 16 min drive
  • The Royal Port Alfred Golf Club - 28 min drive
  • St John's Anglican Church - 52 min drive

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 105 min drive


  • Stanley's Restaurant - 11 min drive

About this property

Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge

Family-friendly lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
This lodge features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a conference centre and a complimentary children's club are on-site. All 24 rooms offer balconies or patios, electric kettles and ceiling fans. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, phones and desks.
Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge offers 24 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool. In addition to a kids' pool, other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site 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.

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 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 sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Motor-boating
  • Outdoor pool
  • Safari
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free children's club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Conference centre (2152 square feet of space)


  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Phone

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 150 per person, per night.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Kariega Game Reserve Main Kenton On Sea
Kariega Game Reserve Main Lodge Kenton On Sea
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Kariega Game Reserve Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
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Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge Lodge
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge?
As of 23 Nov 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge on 16 Dec 2020 start from £562, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge located?
This family-friendly Kenton on Sea lodge is located near the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Kenton on Sea Beach and Mosaic Studio. Kenton Marina is 8.5 mi (13.6 km) away.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Excellent weekend escape!
Had the best time on a weekend away with family. Our guide was fantastic - great wildlife and wonderful experience. Definitely recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017

5/5 Excellent

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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!

5/5 Excellent

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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!

5/5 Excellent

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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.

5/5 Excellent

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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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