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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic time - our ranger was excellent. We would thoroughly recommend Kariega. We would encourage the introduction of leopards onto the reserve (none have been spotted in over four years!). This would enhance the experience.

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Westville
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to stay and fantastic safari experience, very informative from an excellent Ranger (Rosie). All staff very friendly, lovely big rooms and lovely food- just a shame the plunge pool was too cold.

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Kloten, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed three nights and four safari drives. We saw four of the big five (leopards not to be seen) at very close distance. Very friendly staff. Good food. A very talented ranger, keeping us well informed and safe throughout our stay.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Kariega with our two daughters (7&12). It was amazing. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The food was varied, plentiful and delicious. Our accommodation was perfect for us. And that was all before our game drives with Allen our ranger. Allen was informative, fun and determined to make sure we saw as much as possible on our...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location with all the Animals. A big park so you have to look hard to see some animals. Friendly and knowledgeable rangers. Ok food and wine list. Nice pool and play room for the kids. We all enjoyed it very much.

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Surrey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous time on our first safari. Saw all we hoped to see and at close range. Bianca our ranger made the day!The accommodation was spacious and had terrific views over the valley. The organisation from arriving to leaving was very well thought out and nothing was too much trouble.Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a family of 4 and booked for 2 nights into chalet 11 near the restaurant with a great view from the balcony. The chalet was very spacious and nice decorated. The bathrooms were not very comfortably ,but ok. We loved the game drives with our very kind ranger, Nick. He was very ambitious in showing us all the...

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Ludwigsburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were there for honeymoon.This Lodge is soooo beautiful. It's so a fantastic place!! The Game drive was so cool and we saw a lot of animals. For example at our Last day we saw a lion Hunting. The staff is fantastic and our Ranger Vicki is really amazing! We love them all!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place, had a great time with the children, although the night drive was too much for them and they slept through the Hippo spotting, but everything was well done, food too plentyful, but lovely.Chalets were brilliant for a family. Will definitely come back one day!

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Ferndown
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Ukhozi Lodge on the reserve for two nights in April. The lodges were large and stocked with a variety of drink, both alcoholic and soft. The decor was appropriate for the location, our lodge had a plunge pool which wa sclean and inviting. Sadly the weather was not as agreeable. The food at meals times was absolutely...

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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: $684 - $1,102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Chalet 11 is near the main restaurant. Some of the others have considerable walks especially the low numbers”
derekh532, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms at Settlers Drift will have great views.”
jrx103, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book early, and we had one of 5 chalets overlooking the park bowl”
GillianandGuy, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“just get there ...the rest will be magic”
ulriches, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose achalet near the restaurant .”
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