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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had the most amazing stay at Kariega main lodge. Our ranger Bianca was informative and also great fun. She answered all our questions and taught us so much while we were there. The chalets were well equipped and the food good. Great choice of food and drink.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We wanted to add on a few days on a game reserve to our holiday in Cape Town to give our children (aged 8-18) a safari experience, and our travel agent recommended Kariega. It exceeded our expectations and became the highlight of the holiday. Friendly staff, expert rangers and comfortable accommodation.

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

Hi Alan and Karen, We are delighted that Kariega was the highlight of your family holiday. Awesome! Thank you for sharing your experience for others to read on TripAdvisor. With kind regards from the Karieg team. More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Safari experience was booked as a 60th birthday celebration. After internet research chose Kariga based on positive feedback but also the history behind Kariega as an entity working to re-establish natural fauna and flora in the area. Was not disappointed in any aspect of our stay at Ukhozi Lodge. The chalet had all necessary amenities and the bed was large... More 

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

Hello Peter, What a superb review! Thank you. We are delighted that you had a great stay at Ukhozi Lodge and enjoyed your safari with us. We so appreciate that you selected Kariega over so many other safari destinations for your well-earned holiday. We are so glad you were impressed with all of the elements that we work so hard... More 

Cork city
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Would have to come back again and bring the kids would be very safe for them !!! It was totally an experience of a life time something that I thought k would not be in to but the best honeymoon memories ever

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Excellent! Bring the kids next time! More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We arrived to a very warm and pleasant greeting. Check in was prompt . We were given detailed information . As we were a bit early for our chalet we made our way to the bar area for a drink and to soak in the fabulous views from the balcony. Excellent trip. We were very lucky and saw all we... More 

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Golden Isles of Georgia, Georgia
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Kariega reserve experience was excellent we stayed at river and settlers drft lodges both Thomas and Vicky were excellent ranges .. Throughly recommended we were able to see all animals and also witnessed a lioness kill !!

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

From the moment we entered the reserve we had an amazing time. The extra touches like hot chocolate and hot flannels when we got back from a drive and hot water bottles in the morning just shows the attention to detail to give aĺl clients a special experience. We cannot fault anything

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Settlers drift is beyond five star, we have never had the treatment we received here in any other five star accommodation. The safari was amazing and our guide vicky was so knowledable, friendly and attentive. Her love for the animals, birds, plant life was infectious! We will definetly be back. It was an unreal experience!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Beatiful park with a luxury stay (comfortable cottages, all meals and game drives included). Not specific for children. Altough for rich tourists, on the beaten track. But if you dont mind that, its recommended.

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

Thank you for adding your review. We are glad you enjoyed our beautiful private game reserve. We wanted to clarify that two of our lodges welcome children, Main Lodge and the Homestead. We provide specific children's activities with a dedicated co-ordinator at Main Lodge and our chalets are excellent for families with children of all ages. Similarly the totally flexible... More 

Duisburg, Germany
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

We enjoyed the safaris with Zolani very much. He showed us the Big Five (except leopards) nearer than we excepted. The Zebra suite is located directly at the river and is very special. We loved our stay at Kariega and will recommend the River Lodge to all our friends.

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

So glad you read you enjoyed your stay with us at River Lodge. We think Bongani is super too! We also love the location of River Lodge on the Bushman's River. Glad you had a great safari experience and thank you very much for recommending Kariega. With kind regards from the Kariega team. More 

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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: $667 - $936 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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