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Much Hadham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely safari at Kariega, the first stop on our honeymoon and saw all their fantastic animals in their natural surroundings. Elephants making their presence felt was a highlight. Rosie our guide was so knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. By the end of it you feel like part of the furniture....

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Ukhozi Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Edd, So glad that you choose Kariega as your safari honeymoon destination and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We wish you many years of happiness and hope that you'll come and celebrate at least one anniversary with us! Kind regards from the Ukhozi team.

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Our family of five stayed in two of the Ukhozi Lodge chalets for three nights and it was probably the highlight of our South African holiday and there were many during this first trip as a family to one of the most beautiful countries we have ever visited. The check-in process was speedy and although we were a little late...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Ukhozi Lodge, responded to this review

SO happy to read your review! Especially as your TripAdvisor name is "supercritical"! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others via TripAdvisor. We are so glad you had a superb stay. Please come back! Kind regards from the Ukhozi team.

Felpham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

A wonderful 3 night stay at this superior Lodge was the right time to catch most of the big five - leopards not there. If you ever wanted an 8 foot square bed this is the place with private plunge pool as well. Food was good and varied but the best bit is always going to be the Game drives....

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Summary: 2 nights. Fully inclusive with some of the best staff in the country. Secluded, quaint, and worth the travel to get to. Rooms were perfect and set in the hills of the surrounding area with the ability to see game right outside your door. Most importantly, very organized. WiFi is only available in the main lodge. The Ukhozi area...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Ukhozi Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Dan, What a great review - we love it! High praise from a world-traveller. Thank you. Really appreciate your compliments and great summary of our relaxed wilderness and safari lodge. Kind regards from the Kariega team.

Brisbane
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stopped at the Ukhozi Lodge for lunch during our Kariega Game Reserve safari. The premises were great. The view from the dining room was amazing as was the food - so fresh. Later the ladies put on a dancing and singing show for us. Would have loved to stay for a week!

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Ukhozi Lodge, responded to this review

Look forward to having you back for a week in the bush! Thanks for the review. Kind regards from the Ukhozi team.

Barbados
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The lodge overlooked a vast valley surrounded by hills with a watering hole populated by lots of wildlife. A fantastic view to wake up to each morning. The game drives were superb with our excellent guide Rosie who was extremely knowledgeable but also adept at finding the animals we had hoped to see. The breakfast and lunch were very good...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Ukhozi Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so sorry that you did not enjoy the dinner and bbq (braai) as much as the other meals. We've discussed your comments with our Lodge manager and the chef and asked them to come back with suggestions and improvements. We look forward to seeing these implemented. We love guest feedback and it...

Reviewed 10 February 2016

I will never recommend this place to anyone. Maybe it's because i had a great time at a private lodge near kruger where you could see the big 5 in one day! This was a real dissapointment. I haven't seen a lot of animals. They haven't seen a leopard in 3 years. And on the internet you can read that...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Ukhozi Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Lynsey, We are very disappointed to ready your review. You correctly point out that Kariega is not Kruger. We are a private reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape that has been lovinging developed as a conservation area for African wildlife over the past 25 years. This land, where guests now enjoy the wilderness and diversity of plants, animals and...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 December 2015

We spent 2 nights here on our honeymoon as a safari was on the bucket list. We arrived at reception and our ranger Juan met us there and showed us to our lodge. the lodge was beautiful, so clean and great views from the balcony. We had 3 game drives during our stay and they were all wonderful experiences. Juan...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Ukhozi Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Darren and partner, Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased you had a great honeymoon at Kariega. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the safari experience and particularly your guide Juan. He has been with us at Kariega for many years and loves to share his amazing knowledge of the animals and the...

Hereford
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We have just returned from a holiday in South Africa, this was our first trip there. We were not dissapointed. We stayed a Kariega Game Reserve at Ukhozi Lodge what an amazing experience. The lodges were spotlessly clean and had everything you required. The plunge pool on your balcony was cleaned daily as was everything else.The beds were extremely comfortable....

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UK
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We traveled to Kareiga Game reserve in September for Honeymoon and stayed in Ukhozi lodge. Simply fantastic! Arrival On arrival you are checked and assigned your ranger for your time at the lodger. We arrived at around 2:30pm in time for the 3pm game drive. They checked us in smoothly ensuring we had the opportunity to grab some lunch and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kariega Ukhozi Lodge truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa. Nestled in the bush you will discover 10 superbly appointed air-conditioned luxury suites crafted from log, each with a private plunge pool and deck offering panoramic views of the valley. The Lodge boasts unique African-style lounges, restaurant and boma with an outdoor pool. Located in the 10,000 hectare private game reserve with close-up viewing of rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hippo and other incredible African wildlife. Bird lovers will enjoy sighings of some of the 280 species recorded on the reserve. The safari experience includes twice daily safari drives with qualified guides, guided walks and a river trip as well as all meals, local beverages and accommodation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

Address: R343 | Between Kenton on Sea and Grahamstown, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: $797 - $1,191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega Ukhozi Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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