Just an amazing experience from start to finish. From the moment we parked our car and were welcomed by the person on the gate to saying goodbye to our ranger 3 days later the whole time was just magical. The whole set up at River lodge is very well thought out. The main lodge building has a deck on the river which is a wonderful setting. Our room was the Rhino room which I can highly recommend as we could sit outside it having a drink watching giraffes, warthogs and impalas walking through the reserve. However, the thing that really made it for us was Gerhard our Ranger. He is an amazing source of knowledge about the animals, insects and flora on the reserve. His care and thoughtfulness to ensure we got the best possible experience was second to none and he clearly absolutely loves his job! The food was very good and you could not want for anything feeling very well looked after at all times. You really felt like you were on you own private safari most of the time you were with the animals and watching as a herd of elephants slowly walked past the Landcruiser within touching distance is one thing I will never forget!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the banks of the Bushman's River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 Kariega Game Reserve to the sea. Our optional daily boat cruises ferry guests through the quaint sea side village of Kenton-on-Sea. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, enjoy the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river. Twice daily safari drives, guided walks, river fishing, canoeing and river trips are included. Accommodation, all meals and local beverages are also included. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- River Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
- River Hotel Kariega Game Reserve
- Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge South Africa/Kenton-On-Sea