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Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge

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Reviewed March 4, 2016

Rustic accommodation in idyllic setting. Exceptionally large and very comfortable bed. Meals are adequate and staff very friendly and helpful. The highlights of the stay however are the game drives twice a day. We did five drives during our stay and each one offered different...More

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Response from Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega Game Reserve - River LodgeResponded March 6, 2016

Dear Christopher, So glad that you had a great safari and stay with us at River Lodge. Thank you for adding your review. Glad you enjoyed the big comfy bed too! We are sorry about the poor connection and speed of our wifi. As we...More

Reviewed February 26, 2016

We had a great time at River Lodge. The infrastructure there was excellent and the staff was always eager to help us! We spend New Year's Eve there and we had a night safari with our very experienced guide. The foods and drinks were also...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2016

Within 45 minutes of our warm welcome from the hotel managers we were on our first game drive with Chris, our guide for the next 4 days. Chris did everything he could to find all the animals we wanted to see and more and showed...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We had very high expectations of Kariega, and it lived up to ever single one of them! The accommodation is fantastic and the food is just incredible. Staff couldn't be more helpful and it is such a beautiful, relaxing place to stay. The highlight is...More

Thank Simon N
Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Our first trip to South Africa. Cape Town, Winelands, Garden route and last four days at the excellent River Lodge at Kariega. Accommodation and food superb, friendly and efficient staff. The Game drives exceeded expectations ( well worth getting up at 5.30 am) Our guide,...More

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September 18, 2017|
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Response from Bronwen d | Property representative |
Hello. Yes, our Main Lodge welcomes families with children of all ages. The Homestead lodge can be booked by families with children of any age as sole-use accommodation. All other lodges offer accommodation to children 11... More
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hi, Sian! we didn't have problems with mosquitos in Kariega river! I'm sure you will enjoy a lot!
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Hi Meridian, Apologies about the late reply. Please check information and costs on the Kariega website. I can't post the link here as links are not permitted by TripAdvisor but if you search Google for Kariega health spa... More
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"I can only say that room 7 was amazing. Rooms further away from the main lodge were provided with a golf cart."
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"Ask for room 1 or 2"
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"We had Room 6 which overlooked part of the Reserve and one afternoon we spent 2hrs watching Giraffes from our..."
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"Rooms 1, 2 and 3 are closest to the lodge."
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