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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

From driving through the reserve gates it was amazing!
All staff welcoming and very knowledgable. The reserve is beautiful and the animals are clearly well protected. The rangers had excellent knowledge.
We enjoyed the group dining with who is on your games drive. Meeting lots of new people.
The main resturant/pool area is breathtaking, food is delicious.
I would highly recommend.

Date of stay: October 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank HollieHoliday
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Absolutely loved our time at Kariega from start to finish. It had been recommended by friends who visited a couple of years ago and we certainly weren't disappointed. Our room at Ukhozi lodge was clean, large and comfortable with a huge bed. It had a good heater which we needed as it was quite cold. From our veranda we had fantastic views across the plains and animals. On arrival, we were given a very warm welcome by our guide Rosie, who showed us to our Lodge and explained about our facilities and also how our timetable was going to work. During the course of our stay, Rosie turned out to be an exceptional ranger. Highly professional with an amazing wealth of knowledge of animals, flowers, fauna, birds etc . Her attention to detail was exceptional, she would use reference books to show us more about a particular bird or animal. She was very good at reading signals of where animals might be and she absolutely made sure we saw all we wanted to see in our time there. All four of our game drives were excellent, waterproofs, blankets and water were provided in the vehicle. The restaurant staff were all friendly and helpful and although food was plentiful, the quality could be improved. There was also a lack of information regarding check in times, this could have made clearer. The only thing we were really disappointed in was the bad customer service experienced in the shop. The member of staff at the time we visited was completely uninterested in the customers. If we had been made to feel welcome we would have been happy to have made some purchases, but the attitude really put us off. However, this aside, Kariega was a fantastic and unforgettable experience which far exceeded our expectations.

Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Ruthie3005
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous stay at Kareiga and highly recommend it. The staff were friendly and helpful, our ranger Brendon was fantastic, funny and knowledgeable and we had amazing animal sightings including lions, lionesses, elephants, rhino, giraffe, zebra and hippos. The chalets are beautiful and spacious, and we enjoyed the company of fellow guests over lovely food and drinks in the common lodge area. Overall, a wonderful and memorable safari experience!

Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank GrishmaJ5
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Amazing reserve to visit if not going to Kruger. Wide range of wildlife including regular sightings of 4/5 big five. Rosie was an experienced and extremely knowledgeable guide who helped make the trip so incredible. The staff in the lodge are fantastic and cant do enough for you, excellent service. Can't recommend enough.

Date of stay: August 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jamesltrips
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Ukhozi lodge could not be faulted. The room was luxurious with all mod cons and within a couple of minutes walk from the main lodge where all meals were served. The 'selected beverages' consisted of wine and spirits as well as tea and coffee. The safari vehicle was excellent and we had our own Ranger who met us on our arrival, showed us to our room and had meals with us, as well as taking us on each safari. Each room has a splash pool and there is a pool at the main lodge. Food was excellent and plentiful. They had thought of everything to make the experience one to remember.

Date of stay: May 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Christine L
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