Kariega... The genuineness of the staff, the food, the scenery the attention to detail in the rooms... Wow, never have I left a place with the feeling of leaving family behind! Every person should be visisting this Lodge at least once in a lifetime! River Lodge is ideal for families and friends with older children. Fishing, boat rides, canoeing not to mention the life entertainment provided by the monkeys. Dont even look further... This is your perfect holiday destination!
We have recently returned from a 2 night stay in the river lodge. It was an amazing experience.very comfortable accommodation with lovely views from our balcony. We got up in the morning and their were giraffes, and deer in the land beneath us. The food was good, and our guide Trust was great, he was so knowledgeable and took us to see all of the big 5 apart from the leopard which is rare I think, but we saw many more animals than we first imagined. We loved the early morning drive it was magical going out when the sun was just coming up. We did get caught in a very heavy thunderstorm on the way back one evening which was a bit scary but Trust got us back safely. Thank you all for an amazing end to our holiday in beautiful South Africa.
We spent 3 days at the reserve, staying at River Lodge which was magical. the game drives were fantastic and we saw 4 of the big 5, with amazing experiences watching the elephants and lions at close range! The food and bar service was excellent. The game drive guides (Lloyd was our guide) were totally knowledgeable and obviously dedicated to the conservation ethos of the Reserve. The daily river trip to the Coast was a great late morning bonus trip. All of the staff were superb and couldn't do enough to make us welcome, we'd love to return!
Have just spent the most wonderful time at Kariega and fortunate to have Trust, as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the different wildlife and the environment. Having injured my back just prior to the visit, all the staff, especially Trust, looked after me very well, ensuring I felt safe when out on the drives. Seeing lions, elephants, eland, kudo, bison, hippo, white and the infamous black rhino, giraffes and zebra in their own habitat was humbling and a great experience. The River Lodge accommodation was superb and from our private garden area in the mornings we were greeted by giraffe's. Hot towels and drinks greeted us after the drives, as we left the jeeps and all food and drink was fabulous, where staff could not do enough to help. A memorable, high quality break.…
We had a great stay and wonderful experience at Kariega river logde. Beautiful accomodation and nice and friendly staff. We learned a lot from our guide Trust, who took care of the game drives. Hope to come back in the future!