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Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift

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R343, Kenton-on-Sea 6169 South Africa
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Settlers Drift is a 5-star luxury tented lodge located in the Big 5 malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve. The lodge consists of 9 spacious tented suites, each with stunning views and secluded viewing decks. The experience includes all meals, drinks, twice daily safari drives, river trips and guided walks. The modern and luxurious lodge has spacious decks, a pool, boma, shop, library and spa.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Canoeing
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Airport transportation
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Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Walking tours
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
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Private balcony
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Minibar
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
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Jonathan H wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa32 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Bronwen d'Oliveira, Guest Services / Front Office at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift
Responded 5 days ago
Thanks so much for choosing Kariega Settlers Drift for your South African safari. We are so glad that you discovered our hidden gem in the Eastern Cape. With kind regards from the Kariega team.
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MissTMA wrote a review Sep 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa141 contributions36 helpful votes
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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!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Bronwen d'Oliveira, Guest Services / Front Office at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Settlers Drift and for sharing your experience. We are delighted that you had a great time with us and thank you for recommending us. We really appreciate it. With kind regards from the Kariega team.
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ulrich s wrote a review Sep 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa122 contributions37 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Bronwen d'Oliveira, Guest Services / Front Office at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift
Responded 23 Sep 2020
Wow! We just love your review! Thank you so much for taking the time to add your feedback. We are delighted that you loved your safari experience and stay with us at Settlers Drift. We have to agree - this place is spectacular. We hope you can visit again. With kind regards from the Kariega team.
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Andrew M wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom16 contributions
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!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bronwen d'Oliveira, Guest Services / Front Office at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift
Responded 23 Aug 2020
Thank you Andrew. We so appreciate your review and support and we will be delighted to welcome you back to Kariega! Kind regards from the Kariega team.
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Jaco wrote a review Mar 2020
Greater Addo, South Africa11 contributions3 helpful votes
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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
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$915 - US$1 491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoKenton-on-Sea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift
What are some of the property amenities at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.