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Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Right from the friendly greeting at the gate, to the reception and to the restaurant, the service was fantastic. The game drives were awesome. The rangers knowledgeable and the game viewing was great. Always great to see rhino even with their horns cut off.

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Attleborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a very warm welcome. The lodge was beautiful and set within the most wonderful backdrop. Our ranger, Jordan was excellent, very knowledgeable and persistent in ensuring that we saw as much as there was to see.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Superb all round experience. You will not be disappointed; good value for money. Accommodation 5 star! Meals - good with adequate variety Boma braai the highlight of the weekend! Game viewing - ticked all the boxes!

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Thank Mike_PE_ZA
Helsingborg, Sweden
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely personal Game reserve with lots of attention to details and a lot of exciting game drives with superb ranger. Very good and varied food and lovely lodge with open fireplaces. Cosy place with very familiar and homely feel. Excellent and very friendly staff.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for three nights in river lodge. Can't rate it highly enough ! Accommodation is clean and comfortable . We really appreciated our sparkling wine on arrival to celebrate our honeymoon. Mini bar is included in all inclusive. Food was fantastic , we loved breakfast , lunch and dinner . There was something to suit everyone . Wine was...

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Thank Fi201728
Thetford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience, we really got close to the animals, we even had elephants walking past our truck, so close but Rosie our ranger kept us all calm, phenomenal experience. We saw the big 4 including both white and the elusive black rhino, but no Leopard, however the range of animals we saw was excellent, and our ranger was not only...

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Boston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five stars is not high enough to rate our outstanding experience at Settlers Drift. Our guide Louis is mature beyond his years and I can't imagine a better safari guide and quality individual. It was a pleasure spending time with him and learning from him. The food was outstanding and the staff so accommodating. It was our first safari and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time I visited Kariega Game Reserve. The Main Lodge is nicely situated, looking over valleys where you can spot the big five if you are lucky. The rooms are clean, spacious, the food is very good. Twice a day a game drive through different vegetation and with experienced rangers. You can also make a visit to Kenton on Sea...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great 3 night stay, 3 nights is plenty long enough, happy friendly staff, more booze than we could drink and great food too. no shortage of either. game drives very informative, being a private reserve it felt different to previous trips we have done in national parks, smaller. but we knew it would be different so thats not a complaint...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most incredible stay at Settlers drift from start to finish. Jo the manager gave us the warmest welcome which set the tone for the rest of the stay. The property, both communal areas and the individual lodges were beautifully designed in a modern luxurious style and very spacious. The service was attentive without being intrusive. Everything was...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kariega Game Reserve is a 10,000 hectare Big 5 malaria-free private game reserve in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The safari experience combines close up Big 5 game viewing, an expansive variety of fauna, flora and birdlife, a landscape spanning 5 eco-systems and dramatic views and vistas. Kariega Game Reserve has five safari lodges. Main Lodge consists of 21 separate log chalets, each with en-suite bathrooms, lounge and private balcony; River Lodge has 10 suites and is located on the Bushman's River; Ukhozi Lodge has 10 spacious suites, each with private pools and great views; Settlers Drift Tented Lodge has 9 modern but intimate suites surrounded by natural bush and overlooking the Bushman's River wilderness area and lastly the Homestead private lodge is perfectly suited for families or groups of friends of up to 14 people. Rates include accommodation, meals, morning and evening game drives with your experienced guide, walking safaris and a river trip. Fishing, canoeing and other activities can be arranged. ... more   less 

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Address: R343 | Between Kenton On Sea and Grahamstown, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: £393 - £592 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Kariega Game Reserve Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
Kariega Lodge
Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge South Africa/Kenton-On-Sea
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“All chalets have good views.”
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