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Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge

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Reviewed November 5, 2015

My mum and I went in mid September and stayed for 5nights at the river lodge. It was my 3rd time to South Africa and my mums 1st and what a first experience it was for her. We decided to stay here for 5nights and...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2015

We stayed at kariega river lodge for 5 days. We had a fantastic guide/driver Zulani who was very knowledgable and good sense of humour. All the staff go out of way to make you feel at home here. Roaring fire to come back to on...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2015

Just returned from 4 night stay at River Lodge and our first visit to South Africa. Chose Kareiga based on travel agent recommendation (smaller than Kruger so more likely to see something) and were not disappointed. River Lodge is fairly small max about 20 people...More

1  Thank Caroline L
Reviewed October 11, 2015

My friend and I stayed for 6 nights at River Lodge (following 6 nights at Ukhosi Lodge). Most people stay here for about 3 nights as a finale to their South African holiday. We were interested to see if we would continue to be surprised...More

Thank Jean D
Reviewed October 6, 2015

We arrived at Kariega River Lodge and found it very different to our previous game reserve at Shamwari. This one is situated along the Bushman River with the main building opening onto decking with seating to watch life on the river. There are also speed...More

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Free Internet
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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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September 5, 2017|
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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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July 3, 2017|
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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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