We visited Kariega as the 2nd part of our trip to South Africa . It was truly unbelievable . We stayed at the Settlers Drift lodge . On arrival we were greeted with drinks and a very friendly welcome . The staff were fantastic . We were given a quick introduction to the resort and then met our 'Ranger' for the trip , Chris . What a guy(de) ! He knew everything - from the largest elephant to the smallest spider - his knowledge of the animals and surroundings was just truly remarkable . We were taken to our living accomodation - O.M.G ! What a place ! The tented lodges were fitted to the highest standard . Inside/Outside shower / views of the reserve - there was nothing more we could have wished for . The lodge was spotless . We had 2 drives per day , a 6am one and a 3/4pm one , each lasting between 3-4 hours . Continental breakfast before the early one and ful a la carte breakfast on return . The morning drive and the afternoon drives are different , purely becuase of the animals natural behaviour - it was fascinating ! Lions , Elephants , Rhinos , Giraffes , Hippos , Impala , Warthog , Zebra - i could go on ..... the Game Reserve was just fantastic . Lunch was a light brunch style buffet of the highest quality and evening meal was a la carte with 3 choice of starter/main and dessert . THe food was truly 5* ! Kariega is FAULTLESS ! It delivered everything we expected and a lot more ! You will not regret visiting
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Kariega Game Reserve Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
- Kariega Lodge