This was our first safari experience, and it was simply wonderful. The rooms are amazing, which I had expected from the pictures, but they are more private and spaced out than I had imagined. The main lodge building was very comfortable and all food and drink was included.
But the real reason we went was for the game drives and these did not disappoint even when the weather tried to dampen our spirits. Our Ranger was Chris, and he was very knowledgeable and knew exactly what he was doing. He was also prepared to get very close to the animals! For me the most amazing experience was seeing a whole herd of elephants appear from out of the mist, and hearing the lion roar and the echo that made around the valley. Astonishing !
Game drives do start early in the morning - around 6am and last for 3-4 hours each, so the experience is very tiring - but its worth it!
- 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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