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This three-day safari explores the pristine 10000 hectares of Eastern Cape Wilderness in the malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve. The Reserve is unique because it is located in the coastal belt of 1820 Settler Country and incorporates two picturesque river valleys.
Kariega River Lodge connects Kariega Game Reserve to the sea and offers all the comforts and luxuries one would expect from a superior 4-star lodge. A daily boat cruise travels to the quaint village of Kenton-on-sea where guests can enjoy beautiful swimming beaches.
On this three day tour, you will experience exhilarating morning and afternoon open vehicle game drives, guided bush walks, boat cruises to the beach, and excellent fishing and canoeing. You may also wish to relax and indulge in a range of treatments offered at the Kariega Wellness Center.
Apart from lion and elephant, the game reserve is home to the other three members of the Big 5 - rhino, buffalo, and leopard. Other species abound such as hippo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland, kudu, waterbuck and a variety of other antelope, as well as a myriad of bird species including the nesting crowned eagle, martial and fish eagles.
Accommodation: Kariega River Lodge
Your African safari adventure begins as you take a short flight from Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth Airport. On arrival, you will be met and transferred by road to your lodge. This journey is approximately 90 minutes.
Depending on your time of arrival, you may have time to explore the lodge facilities and enjoy a sumptuous lunch before venturing out into the bush on your first-afternoon game drive. Be sure to have your camera ready as you come up-close for some perfect animal shots. On your return, you will be greeted by a perfectly prepared dinner served under a canopy of stars.
In the morning you will gather in the dining area as you enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee, before heading back into the bush on a morning safari. Game drives are generally 3 -4 hours in duration with a stop en-route to stretch the legs and enjoy a refreshment. When you return to camp, breakfast is served and is followed by some free time to relax in your suite or beside the pool. For the more adventurous travelers, we recommend the guided bush walks that is sure to heighten your senses.
Later in the afternoon, you will venture back into the bush for another afternoon game drive, hopeful of seeing an abundance of wildlife that
Accommodation: Own Arrangements
After yet another exhilarating morning game drive and heartwarming breakfast, you will gather your belongings and bid farewell to the African bush as you transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. On arrival, you will connect with your onward travel arrangements, leaving behind a magical safari experience.
River Lodge accommodation, all meals, selected beverages
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