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Kariega Game Reserve - Settlers Drift
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Our three day stay here was amazing and beautiful. The staff, especially our ranger Archie, were so professional yet friendly. The area is still growing but we were able to see most of what we wanted. Archie putting himself out to make sure we had to best game drives. The accommodation is not 'tented' exactly! Glampling does not even cover is. The rooms are luxurious with everything you need. The evening meals were entertaining with the chef creating a different menu each evening and presenting this to you like a wonderful story. Definitely on our list to return.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2015

You arrive at the main lodge by boat which is a great way to start your holiday experience. The tented accommodation was beautiful with all things thought about. The staff were welcoming and could not do enough to help Mathew the chef catered for all requests.
Our time here included 4 game drives and Wayne the brilliant guide managed to find every animal even the hiding herd of elephants.
We have been on safari several times the accommodation and food were outstanding. The game drives and animals were good our only comment maybe because we have been spoilt in the past would be the fact that we saw the fences a little too often.

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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with family
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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Game Reserve - Settlers Drift, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2015

Hi Sarah,
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your safari experience with us and have passed on your thanks to Wayne, Matthew and the team at Settlers Drift. We also love the boat trip up the river to reach the lodge! It is always great to read reviews from those who have been on safari a number of times and rate the wildlife experience at Kariega. We totally understand your comment about the fences and are so looking forward to the developments to acquire more land so that we can get rid of them! We have been so fortunate to return such a large area back into a wilderness area but there is lots more that we plan to do. Come back and visit us again....
Kind regards from the team at Kariega.

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Reviewed 4 February 2015

This was our second visit to Kariega, Settlers Drift a new 5 star accommodation that truly lives up to your expectations. Set high up looking over the Bushman river and the plains the location is just perfect to see the wildlife. The tented lodges are awesome, well designed with every amenity you could want. This fully inclusive package of high quality food, game drives twice a day, excellent customer service is something you have to experience once in your life you will not be disappointed!

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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Game Reserve - Settlers Drift, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2015

Dear Edward,

We are thrilled to read that you had a super safari with us at Kariega Settlers Drift. We are so pleased to read your positive feedback. Thank you very much for taking the time to add it.

We hope that you will visit us again soon. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Kind regards from all at Kariega

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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kariega Game Reserve - Settlers Drift

Address: R72, Near Kenton-on-Sea, Kenton-on-Sea 6169, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: R13 744 - R19 673 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kariega Game Reserve - Settlers Drift 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Settlers Drift is a 5-star luxury tented lodge located in the Big 5 malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve. The lodge consists of 9 spacious tented suites, each with stunning views and secluded viewing decks. The experience includes all meals, drinks, twice daily safari drives, river trips and guided walks. The modern and luxurious lodge has spacious decks, a pool, boma, shop, library and spa. ... more   less 
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