Shore Excursion Details

Kariega Private Game Reserve

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Kariega Private Game Reserve


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    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal

Join a game drive in an open-air 4x4 vehicle through the pristine Kariega Game Reserve in search of lions, elephants and countless other animals.

Travel northeast for approximately 90 minutes to the Kariega Game Reserve, which sprawls over a fertile wilderness that was farmland just over 20 years ago. You’ll learn that today it supports an abundance of wildlife, including the iconic Big Five, comprising the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros. Upon arrival, you’ll be treated to a refreshment before boarding your open-air 4x4 vehicle, which offers unobstructed views ideal for photography, and then drive into the bush for approximately three hours.

In the varied terrain, which ranges from grassland to forest, you may see elephants tenderly caring for their young, giraffes nibbling on the upper leaves of the trees and thick-skinned rhinos happily wading in the water. You’ll likely encounter a variety of antelope and some of the more than 250 resident bird species. After your exhilarating game drive, ponder your superb experience while savoring lunch at the Kariega Restaurant, located atop a high ridge overlooking the lush hills and plains of the glorious reserve.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with very limited optional walking at the stops. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Guests must be able to enter and exit the 4x4 with limited assistance.

The roads in the game reserve are gravel and there are inclines that will be traversed and certain parts of the game-drive can be bumpy; therefore, the tour is not recommended for guests with back and neck problems. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; binoculars; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. For safety reasons, no children under the age of 6 years are allowed on the open vehicles. No food may be taken into the reserve on the open vehicles. Guests are not permitted to use cellular phones during the game drives. They are also not permitted to speak loudly or stand up on the game drive vehicles, as this will disturb the animals. Smoking is not permitted during the game-drives. There will be a comfort stop upon entering the park and at the restaurant. There are no restrooms on the coach. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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