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Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 days at the reserve and what an wonderful 3 days! We were incredibly lucky seeing a huge selection of animals including 4 of the big five and even a black rhino! Our guide Brendan was brilliant- so experienced and really went out of his way to get us the best view of the animals without disrupting them!...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Simply excellent guide and saw all we wanted (except leopard!). Friends are astonished at my lion, baby elephant and baby rhino photos. This was due to the guide going out of his way to track and find beyond the time allocated

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Thank peterenidt
Cape Town
Reviewed 7 November 2016

It was a great experience to see the animals so close. We saw a lot of animals and were very happy. The game reserve is run very professionally. The food was very good and we enjoyed the various meals also at the open fire.

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We had 3 days at Kariega and didn't really know what to expect. But we had the stay of a lifetime . It was a beautiful place and although smaller than somewhere like Kruger, it was big enough for the animals to roam naturally and freely and the variety of habitat meant there was a variety of wildlife to see....

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1Thank Jenny L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Unbelievable game lodge. Excellent game drives, the food is incredible but the staff make it. Ranger Wayne in particular was amazing, but all the staff contributed to what was the best start to our honeymoon we could have hoped for. Could not recommend Settler's Drift enough, it's outstanding - potentially the best hotel/accommodation we've ever been to and they achieve...

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Thank lukewinston
Gau-Algesheim, Germany
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Kariega Game Reserve is a very good place to stay. We stayed in River Lodge. Safari experience was very good: elefants very close, rhinos white and black, giraffes, lions, antilopes of all kinds, hippos. Staff was very nice - as always in South Africa. Only minor things to comment, like average quality of food.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Settlers Drift is perfection. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by the reception staff and by our ranger, in our case, Wayne. He totally organised our stay and found all the animals of interest on the trips. The tented accommodation, if it could be called such, is luxury and each lodge is private and secluded but close to the main...

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Thank Peter R
Glasgow
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our second experience of staying on a Game Reserve but our friend's first. Kareiga was fantastic and largely due to having an exceptional Guide in Rosie and her knowledge of the animals and where they were. She kept 10 people in her vehicle very happy and went over and above what she needed to do. We managed 4 out of...

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Thank SandJHyndland
Cape Town
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Thanks to everyone at Kariega game reserve for making our visit so memorable. We loved every minute of it. What a great surprise when we looked out of our bedroom window and saw Rhinos! We would highly recommend Kariega.

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Westville
Reviewed 3 November 2016

As a first time Safari experience,this trip to the kariega game reserve was truly breathtaking and everything that I hoped for.The experience was memorable and a big thank you to everyone for a fantastic stay.The biggest thanks must go to our ranger Juan who was knowledgeable and extremely friendly

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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: £394 - £593 (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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