A hidden gem. Wonderful attention to detail. Superb service and nothing was too much trouble. Very good safari experience but the real surprise was the quality of the accommodation and food and service.
Kariega Game Reserve and Settlers Drift Lodge are the ultimate in luxury bush getaways. The accommodation was top class with amazing attention to detail, the game drives were outstanding - we saw seven lions up close, including a mother suckling four cubs! Our ranger Wayne was knowledgeable and wonderful in finding most of the big 5 for us and stopping to show us interesting sights. The game park is breathtaking with wonderful and varied vistas over a 10000 hectare park. All the staff were professional, friendly and attentive to our every need. Meals were delicious and well prepared. Every precaution was taken during Covid time to ensure our health and safety I would highly recommend Kariega and all their lodges. Top class five star venue for an amazing bush break!
in the Eastern Cape...move over all others ..you are nothing but pretenders. Kariga Settlers drift is the real deal ! Staff attentiveness and knowledge is superior. As for accomodation ,it is superb,luxury at its best and location location location.the game viewing is the best in the Eastern cape...Settlers drift is a real treat ..South Africans come and experience high end safaris at currently affordable rates...and once again to all other pretenders:move over THIS IS IT.
If you are looking for a truly special experience then look no further than Kariega. We stayed in Settlers Drift as part of our honeymoon and it was perfect. From the moment you arrive you are treated amazingly well, the food and drinks were 5* and our room was superb. There is nothing like sitting on your veranda with a glass of champagne watching the wildlife pass in front of you less than 10 feet away. Our guide, JP, was a real gent and incredibly knowledgable. He really added to our experience and we were lucky enough to see all of the major game, as well as taking a trip on the riverboat and doing a walking Safari. We will definitely be returning!
From our warm welcome on arrival to our hearty departure, everything in between was perfect. The Staff were wonderful and made sure our every need was met. Our Ranger Micheal did a great job taking us on unforgettable safaris every day. Settlers drift has stunning nature and an abundance of wildlife. We enjoyed the spacious luxury tents with the most amazing views. Dinner was excellent and the warm breakfasts after the early morning game drive. I can definitely recommend staying at Settlers drift to unwind, relax and have unrivaled safari experiences for the Eastern Cape