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Kariega Game Reserve - All Lodges
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent game warden John made this a very special experience.We went on several game drives and John's knowledge was outstanding. Best drive was night drive when we followed three lionesses.
Accomodation was satisfactory but not luxury.the chalets were clean and spacious. Views from chalet were stunning. Food was plentiful and of a good standard. lots of different areas to sit and socialise.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Game Reserve - All Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your safari and stay with us. We have passed on your thanks to the lovely ranger John. We are also pleased to read that you enjoyed the food, company, views and chalets. We love the space and comfort of our Main Lodge chalets too. Kind regards from all at Kariega.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a five night stay at Kariega Main Lodge.

We were very fortunate to be allocated the best guide JP for our stay. JP made every game drive and activity great fun as well as being informative. His passion for wildlife conservation is a credit to Kariega. He even laughed at our corny jokes!

A special mention to Wilmie for also accompanying us on some of the game drives and bush walks, her enthusiasm for the natural world is infectious. Wilmie is doing a great job training JP to the next level.

We were also very lucky to have two lovely couples on our vehicle – great company.
Our chalet was spacious, clean and comfortable.

The food in the restaurant was tasty and plentiful and all the staff at the lodge were friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble – we definitely received service with a smile.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Safari at Kariega was really nice! our Ranger Talent was very nice and had good experience!
the rest of the Main Lodge was not ok for us according to the pricelevel!
toilets were not clean, waiters were not asking if we want to drink something on the terrasse!
also food did not taste very good...restaurant too big and noisy! not very cosy.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Game Reserve - All Lodges, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of your stay at Kariega Main Lodge. We really pleased that you enjoyed your safari experience and have passed on your thanks to ranger Talent. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy all of your experiences and that there were issues regarding cleanliness and service. We have taken these up with our relevant teams and really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience us so that we can improve.

We believe that we offer a safari experience at very fair rates. The cost at Kariega includes all meals and safari experiences. On average 4-star hotels in Cape Town charge half the price for room and breakfast only. Your visit was during our peak season and thus our restaurant was full of people, of excitedly discussing their close-up safari experiences!

Thanks again for visiting and for posting your comments. Please follow our blog and social media channels for updates. With kind regards from all at Kariega.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The game viewing and our Ranger JC where 5 star plus. See the big five and much more.
Accommodation are very nice, we stayed close to the main building at the River Lodge.
Only compainded was the food quality and freshness , not so much breakfast and lunch,
That was ok but the dinner was cooked to order and never came the way we ordered.
Some people felt unwell in our group and 2 got quite sick.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were blown away by the amazing service, breath taking views, delicious food and abundant wildlife.
Outside of game drives we were able to canoe along the river, go for boat rides, relax or enjoy the spa.

Would highly highly recommend this holiday destination.

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Address: R343 | Between Kenton On Sea and Grahamstown, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: R 7 321 - R 11 028 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega Game Reserve - All Lodges 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kariega Game Reserve is a 10,000 hectare Big 5 malaria-free private game reserve in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The safari experience combines close up Big 5 game viewing, an expansive variety of fauna, flora and birdlife, a landscape spanning 5 eco-systems and dramatic views and vistas. Kariega Game Reserve has five safari lodges. Main Lodge consists of 21 separate log chalets, each with en-suite bathrooms, lounge and private balcony; River Lodge has 10 suites and is located on the Bushman's River; Ukhozi Lodge has 10 spacious suites, each with private pools and great views; Settlers Drift Tented Lodge has 9 modern but intimate suites surrounded by natural bush and overlooking the Bushman's River wilderness area and lastly the Homestead private lodge is perfectly suited for families or groups of friends of up to 14 people. Rates include accommodation, meals, morning and evening game drives with your experienced guide, walking safaris and a river trip. Fishing, canoeing and other activities can be arranged. ... more   less 
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Kariega Game Reserve Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
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