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Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kenton-on-Sea
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Kariega is a wonderful venue. Easygoing staff, relaxed environment and disconnected weekend (there is wifi but you don't have to use it).
Night fishing off the sundeck was a highlight. Great game viewing too. We saw 4 of the big 5!
Cant wait to return.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

The ranger was attentive and ensured we had a great time. All activities were well co-ordinated and not only did we see 4 of the big five but spend the afternoon taking a boat trip to the beach. My husband caught some fish from the jetty and we went canoeing. Great service and food.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

The location was excellent as was the lodge. Vicky our guide went above and beyond to make this a very memorable safari experience. ( She may be the next David Attenborough ! ) The staff , food, bed comfort , were first rate and the animals added the icing on the cake. Very beautiful and peaceful setting.

Room Tip: ours was no 6 near the main lodge.
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Our room was lovely, huge comfortable bed, hot shower and a free standing bath. Very clean and private with a view across the open land from the patio at giraffe and buck feeding, all sorts of birds.
Main lodge clean and comfortable seating, log fire.
Staff wonderful, relaxed but professional and friendly, nothing is too much bother,without being bothersome.
Food fresh and varied.
The game, well, as close as you could wish for without being a safari park! Natural habitat, huge variety of.
Lions, both rhinos, elephants, warthogs , lots of antelope of various types, hippos, etc.
The river setting is beautiful, relaxing and so quiet.

Room Tip: Room 6 for closeness privacy and game watching from your terrace, room 7 for a river view.
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Lovely location on the river and right in the heart of the Kariega game reserve.
The hotel and grounds are perfect for the real African experience. This was an all inclusive resort so no worries about what you indulged in. Both the food and wine was excellent including the free mini bar in your room.
I did have a few encounters with Impalas and snakes walking around the grounds and even as we drove into the reserve encountered wild hogs, water buck etc.
The room itself was rustic and very large, bathroom included a walk in shower and roll top bath that was probably a prop in the film Zulu.
The staff were all very friendly and attentive and nothing was too much trouble.
The game drives were an awesome experience and managed to see just about everything on our list, up close and personal. Including Lions, Elephants, Rhino's, Giraffes etc.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge

Address: R 343 | Between Alexandria and Kenton-on-Sea, Near rural route R72, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: R 8 883 - R 13 260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the banks of the Bushman's River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 Kariega Game Reserve to the sea. Our optional daily boat cruises ferry guests through the quaint sea side village of Kenton-on-Sea. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, enjoy the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river. Twice daily safari drives, guided walks, river fishing, canoeing and river trips are included. Accommodation, all meals and local beverages are also included. ... more   less 
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River Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
River Hotel Kariega Game Reserve

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