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Kariega River Lodge

4.0 of 5 R 343 | Kenton, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our time here and had some lovely animal encounters. The restaurant staff were kind and friendly but the overall standard of the lodge and food was lower than other equivalently priced lodges . Lunch was self service and rather canteen like , we were greeted with a cold face wipe on a cold day and left hanging around... More

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Chelmsford
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the River Lodge for 4 days as part of our honeymoon, after it was recommended to us by a friend, and are both so glad that we took her advice. Within a couple of hours of arriving we were on the cruiser with our group and Dave, our ranger, within a few feet of a bull elephant... More

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega River Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you had a great time with us at Kariega River Lodge. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you for an anniversary celebration in not too long. Kind regards from the Kariega team More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent four fantastic nights at the River Lodge. Our hosts, the staff, the food but especially our ranger Zolani were amazing. We saw the big 5 thanks to the knowledge of Zolani. Treat yourself you wont regret it liz and Jimmy Cully (Dublin)

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York, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a top experience. We saw a baby elephant suckling, watched two young bull elephants play fighting, saw the bleeding scratches on a black rhino who it seemed had been attacked by a lion. Our experienced ranger drove us so close to the animals that we could almost touch them, but they all completely ignored us because they are... More

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We traveled to visited Kariega Reverve as part of our family vacation this summer. Our experience with our ranger JV was spectacular. We spent 4 nights and had evening morning and evening safari drives each day. The reserve has four of the big five (no leopards) and we saw it all. Our safari experience was a once in a lifetime... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was our first time on safari and we are so glad we booked here. We arrived to be greeted by staff with a drink and hot towels and a wonderful lunch. We then set out on our first game drive with the most superb game ranger - Dave Fraser. Well that was it - we were hooked. We saw... More

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were talked into going here by our travel agent as we are not really animal lovers and we are so glad we did. We arrived at the entrance to the lodge to be greeted by a member of staff with hot towels and a drink. We were shown around the lodge, told to ask if we needed anything and... More

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega River Lodge, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the great review of your stay at Main Lodge. Kind regards from the Eastern Cape and all at Kariega. More

Bath, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A most wonderful experience. Such a beautiful location with excellent service. We were made to feel really welcome. We arrived at 3.40 pm and were told we could go out to spot Big Game at 4.00pm, with a big dash we made it. Our Ranger, Dave Fraser was fantastic. so informative and knowledgeable.We spotted so much on our first drive,... More

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega River Lodge, responded to this review

Great news that you had a good time with us at River Lodge. We've passed on your comments to ranger Dave. They are always appreciated! Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards from all at Kariega. More

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing place! What made our stay so enjoyable was our game drives, we saw everything we wanted and more! Our ranger Dave was very knowledgable, friendly and had a great sense of humour (plus he makes a very good hot chocolate!). Food was very nice, we all sat together with our ranger for breakfast and dinner. Staff were... More

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega River Lodge, responded to this review

Super news that you had a great honeymoon at Kariega River Lodge. Thanks for the great review and recommendation. Kind regards from all at Kariega. More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

From the moment you arrive at the River Lodge, you are made to feel at home by the amazing staff. While you sip your welcome cocktail on the deck, looking at the view across the Bushman's River, you start to realise you are in a special place. We stayed in the Elephant Suite which meant a journey on a golf... More

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Address: R 343 | Kenton, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
River Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
River Hotel Kariega Game Reserve

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