Within seconds of driving through the gates, which reminded me of entering Jurassic Park, we had seen giraffe, warthogs and various antelope. A short 2 km drive from the gate to the lodge and we were met by a welcoming team with warm face towels, are luggage was taken for us and car driven away.
Our room was Zebra Suite and has a river frontage. It is roomy with a large bathroom and wet room style shower. There is no TV (brilliant) and no wifi but there is wifi in the main lodge.
We were immediately out on our first game drive at 15:30 and saw elephant, giraffe, numerous antelope, white rhinos, etc. Shattered by the time we finished we couldn't stop beaming!
JC our ranger is superb!
Over three days we saw so many birds and animals it was incredible. The hosting at the lodge is wonderful with great food and drinks.
During the day the weather was pleasantly warm but early morning and evenings the temperature drops and you need jumpers and long trousers or jeans. The jeeps are provided with blankets.
Absolutely amazing way to end our holiday in SA.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- River Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
- River Hotel Kariega Game Reserve