Kariega Main Lodge
Kariega Main Lodge is located in the eastern part of Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, where the Kariega River meanders through gently rolling hillsides. It was the first lodge to be built in Kariega Private Reserve, is the most affordable accommodation here and would be the obvious choice for most small families with children considering a visit to this malaria-free area.
Our view of Main Lodge
Main Lodge is a relatively affordable choice for a game reserve in the Eastern Cape, and markets itself as family-friendly. We enjoyed the high densities of game in the eastern section of Kariega Reserve, the layout of the cabins and especially the log-burner in our cabin! However, Main Lodge and its services, from the kitchen through to the guiding, were disappointing. Although it does accept children, but we don’t regard it as ‘family-friendly’ in terms of safety, quality or flexibility. It’s cheaper than somewhere like Kwandwe’s Ecca Lodge – but in our view not nearly such good value.
Main Lodge: Traveller ratings
Each chalet at the Main Lodge in South Africa's Kariega Reserve has two bedrooms...