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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A good experience we saw the big five. Would have liked more info on other smaller animals flora and fauna. A couple of options I wanted to experience but were not available the walks and river cruise. I understand that the boat needed a part but not sure that is good enough.

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for adding your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your safari with us. We have noted to your guide to ensure to share information about smaller fauna and flora - thank you for your tips to help us improve. We are very sorry that the river trip was not available but due to our remote location...

surrey
Reviewed 28 September 2016

From start to finish this was the trip of a lifetime. The level of service and the standard of the suites was second to none. If you ever get a chance to stay here take it and you will not regret it as it was a magical experience.

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Stafford
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our stay in Ukhozii lodge was amazing, the accommodation was well maintained, very comfortable and had great views. All your meals are taken with your rangers others guests so you get to know people. There are only 10 lodges so a maximum of 20 people, so very nice.. We had a drive on arrival and then 2 everyday, the boat...

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George, South Africa
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Overall, an excellent safari experience, both for international and domestic visitors. Our rangers were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Accommodation and meals were of high quality and added to the overall experience.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Overall an unforgettable experience with good service and excellent and good game viewing with a very knowledgeable and friendly ranger. Will visit again and of course recommend to family and friends in future

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Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation. Much appreciated.

West Sussex, UK
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights recently. Quite an experience. From the moment we entered the reserve we saw giraffe and antelope as we made our way down to the River Lodge amidst lovely scenery. Stayed in a comfy riverside lodge (a few hundred yards from the main building) which we accessed by golf buggy along a riverside track - my husband...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your safari and experience with us at River Lodge. With kind regards from the Kariega team.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed at Kariega for our anniversary. Were fortunate to have Bianca as our guide, is there anything the woman cannot do or doesn't know?! She was full of knowledge and interesting stories, so personable and a great sense of humour. The hospitality received here is second to none and we wanted for absolutely nothing! From the food to what...

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Thank you Sophie! We think Bianca is fabulous too! Kind regards from the Kariega team.

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed in Ukhozi Lodge where it was all inclusive and the cabins were large and beautiful with outside deck looking over the valley and a plunge pool for hot days. Inside we had a large shower and a spa bath which was great for a relaxing warm through after a chilly game drive (we were there in September when...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We've just returned from our honeymoon, the last four nights of which we spent at Kariega Settlers Drift & couldn't recommend it highly enough. A beautiful location overlooking the river, the main lodge is breathtaking & each individual luxury safari tent more than we could ever have dreamed - the epitome of 'barefoot luxury' & one which echoes the natural...

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Thank you for the wonderful review. It makes us so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and safari with us at Settlers Drift. We'd love to welcome you back to celebrate your anniversary! With kind regards from the Kariega team.

Cape Town
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great holiday in SA topped off perfectly with a safari at Kariega park made better by the Ranger we were allocated (Victoria) who was both hugely knowledgable and fun. We also met some great people that we shared our safari with, which just added to the experience. Well worth it and we would certainly visit agaian in fact already planning...

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Excellent! We look forward to seeing you again Russell and Karen! Kind regards from the Kariega team.

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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 

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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: $663 - $998 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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“the chalet have 3 bedroom - so there is many place for a hole family!”
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“Try and get a lodge with a pool”
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“We were in Jackal Buzzard which had a fabulous view over the valley below.”
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“We had chalet number 2, a 5 minute walk from the main restaurant area”
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