African Safari Lodge is situated only 17km outside of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, and about one and half hours by road from Port Elizabeth at the end of the famous Garden Route. The lodge and river bungalows are perched on a low ridge in the most beautiful location along the upper Kariega at the crown of two rivers, with breathtaking views. Self-catering accommodation is available through pre-booking.

From the spacious patios with braai (barbeque) facilities one overlooks the river and valley, it's a little piece of paradise offering game drives, a river boat cruise, fishing, and look out points, where one can view Zebra, Buffalo and antelope, among many others animals.

Reserve your next holiday accommodation at African Safari Lodge, where visitors can enjoy upmarket living, free of malaria with access to special momemts shared with the African wild.

Activities close to African Safari Lodge, include beach excursions to Port Alfred and Kenton on Sea, saltwater fishing, sky-diving in Grahamstown, hiking trails and many more. Visit our Activities menu for more information.

Self Catering Accommodation, Grahamstown - African Safari Lodge


3 Bedrooms (sleeping 2 adults each) and an attic/loft room (sleeps two or three)
Kitchen, large lounge and dining room with bar
Large patio with rivier views, dining table and loungers
Sheltered built in braai facility
3 bathrooms en-suite to the 3 bedrooms
1 half bathroom en-suite to the attic/loft room
Male and female bathrooms seperate on the ground floor for guests/conferencing

2 River bungalows newly built
Each sleeping 2 x adults and up to 3 small children on fold out beds
Fully functional and equipped kitchen
Bathroom with shower and bath
Patio with river views
Sheltered built in braai facilities


Game viewing from hides, game drives, fishing, birding, guided hiking / walking, boat cruise/s, etc.


Cater for approximately 20 persons

The Eye never forgets what the Heart has seen

No Continent gives you the lasting Memories that Africa does . . .
"Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same.
But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it?
How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths?
Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind?
Maybe that was what led Karen Blixen to say in OUT OF AFRICA, "Here I am, where I belong".

- Brian Jackman


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Guest Review

I liked the privacy, landscape and the game was awesome. Loved the fireplace as well. The host was especially awesome and made us feel very welcome. Definitely worth a repeat without the kids in tow :)