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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was all superb. The overall experience.. food .. service .. cleanliness.. everything was perfect. The game drives were an experience we will never forget. Our Ranger Steph really made our experience unforgettable.. she was so helpful and full of local knowledge.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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We stayed here for three nights and had a fabulous time. The property and accommodation (River Lodge for us) was lovely. Our suite was a little distance from the lodge so a golf cart was provided. We loved it - very comfy and I slept like a log. The food and beverages were top quality, and the staff were always...

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bend oregon
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Kariega Game Reserve is located between the Bushman's and Kariega Rivers in the Eastern Cape. They have 5 different lodges all with different locations within the game reserve. We stayed at the Ukhosi Lodge so I can only talk of this one. All meals are served at the open air style patio dining area which has 3 wood burning fireplaces...

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Thank treeman_8
Westville
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Excellent game reserve staff very friendly.our guid was wonderful he tried his hardest to make sure we Had the best time ever. I would highly recommend Wayne for his knowledge and professionalism he was wonderful every day always looking to show us more.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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The quality of e food and the accommodation were outstanding! Rosie the Ranger was brilliant, friendly, well informed and able to find Animals on every drive! Her knowledge of the reserve and animals locations was excellent. The communication between the Rangers enabled us to see all the animals but very few other vehicles!

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our family of 4 stayed for 5 nights at main lodge. The accommodation and food was excellent, however the game viewing and ranger experiences just superb. Though it was our first Safari as a family, I have done more than 10 similar trips in my mid-20s. Our game ranger (Victor) was friendly, so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and so good with...

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Accrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights at the Main Lodge. We were greeted at reception by Allen, who informed us he would be our Ranger for the duration of our stay, and escorted us up to our lodge. This was a nice first impression of the Reserve. First impressions of our room however weren't as good. We stayed in chalet 10....

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Berlin
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent three nights at Settlers Drift as part of our honeymoon and it proved to be a truly remarkable experience. Great hospitality, great food, great rooms and common areas. But most importantly: the best safari experience that we can imagine. The Reserve has an abundance of altering vegetation zones and next the to be expected Big 5 also loads...

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Landsmeer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

The safari's in Kariege were incredible. There's a wide range of animals and the property looks fantastic. We saw baby elephants, rhino's and giraffes. The night safari was also really cool. We spotted hippos out of the water. We really recommend Kariega for the safari. The only thing that could be better are the lodges. The main lodges are really...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had one night here but what a night! This was our first safari experience and it was first class. The the ranger was excellent and highly knowledgeable. We saw all of the big game. Highly recommended.

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  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kariega Game Reserve is a 10,000 hectare Big 5 malaria-free private game reserve in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The safari experience combines close up Big 5 game viewing, an expansive variety of fauna, flora and birdlife, a landscape spanning 5 eco-systems and dramatic views and vistas. Kariega Game Reserve has five safari lodges. Main Lodge consists of 21 separate log chalets, each with en-suite bathrooms, lounge and private balcony; River Lodge has 10 suites and is located on the Bushman's River; Ukhozi Lodge has 10 spacious suites, each with private pools and great views; Settlers Drift Tented Lodge has 9 modern but intimate suites surrounded by natural bush and overlooking the Bushman's River wilderness area and lastly the Homestead private lodge is perfectly suited for families or groups of friends of up to 14 people. Rates include accommodation, meals, morning and evening game drives with your experienced guide, walking safaris and a river trip. Fishing, canoeing and other activities can be arranged. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kariega Game Reserve

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: $667 - $941 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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