The Homestead at Kariega

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This private lodge is situated in a remote part of the malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape and offers a magical, personalised safari experience. The 19th century farmhouse has been restored to create a luxurious and exclusive place for a private group of up to 10 people to enjoy a pre- or post-safari stay.

Enjoy game drives at The Homestead at Kariega accompanied by your personal ranger or go on cruises on the Kariega and Bushman's Rivers. Explore the surrounds on hikes or on mountain bikes. Alternatively, spend time lazing beside your private swimming pool, enjoying the view and sipping on refreshing drinks.


  • An exclusive safari home in the Eastern Cape
  • Privacy and personalised attention from the staff
  • Luxury and elegance in a restored 19th century farmhouse
  • Seven bedroom and Wi-Fi throughout
  • Ideal for a family or group of friends


  • Boat excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Game drives
  • Private game-drives
  • River cruises
Now this is the perfect family getaway at its best! Ever wanted your own butler and game ranger? Well here you can have it all, with luxury at your fingertips.
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Shelley Hess

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The Homestead consists of seven spacious bedrooms, all of which are en suite and feature generous showers. These comfortable suites have overhead fans and are fitted with either two twin beds or one king-sized bed.


The private outdoor patio and swimming pool create a wonderful place for a family or group of friends to relax during the hottest part of the day with refreshing drinks and snacks. The Pub lounge has satellite TV and a fireplace and offers an ideal spot to relax after dinner in the evenings, sharing stories of the day's adventure or watching a movie together.

There are computer facilities and Wi-Fi Internet access throughout The Homestead.


At the Homestead, there are no set meal times, letting you decide when you would like to eat. Your personal chef will prepare delicious meals for you and your friends or family, bearing your personal tastes in mind.

Enjoy these meals either at your large dining table or outside in your private boma.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Computer facilities


  • Fan
  • En-suite shower only
  • Safe in room
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Private pool
  • Fireplace
  • Internet facility
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
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Traveller Reviews

The Homestead at Kariega

The Homestead guest

"Days over here were absolutely superb. Beautiful lodge, game ranger, food, perfectly run, very friendly people, love to come back."

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
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