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Kariega River Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   R 343 | Kenton, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed two fantastic days at the River Lodge. We had a well-designed, great and really nice room with a marvelous view at the bushman's river. Our ranger Tayla was fantastic: well informed about the flora and fauna of south africa with a good nose for the animals at the game drive. During our four drives we saw a... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kariega is a special place. We stayed for 3 nights and it was the perfect amount of time. All staff from the main gate to the lodge staff are extremely professional and friendly. The rooms are massively as are the beds which is also the most comfortable I've ever slept in. The lodge is stunning and the view out on... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best experience in our life. Perfect organisation, very welcoming, friendly and professional staff. Rangers are very helpful, having best of their knowledges transmitting to the guests. Professional guest villas, catering and entertaining the clinets. Almost everything included in the price.

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Rochester, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you step off the transport from the gate (having spotted giraffe and warthog on route) you are made to feel special. Cold towels and a drink await you. After a night drive you get hot towels. There is loads of space for twenty people although the lodge was not full when we were there. We had the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We spent time in three different lodges within the Kariega Game Reserve and although all the accommodations were amazing, the River Lodge was truly spectacular. The service was impeccable and all of the safari drivers were ... (I've run out of superlatives). I can't imagine that any reserve could possibly offer a better experience than we had.

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

Thanks so much for your review and we are ecstatic (there is another adjective for you!) that you had a great time with us at Kariega. Wow! What fun stay at all of the lodges. We think that the River Lodge location is very special too. I've passed on your thanks to the ranger team who will be chuffed (South... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We have just returned from three weeks in South Africa, culminating in three nights at the Kariega River Lodge. We are delighted to see how many others have spoken so highly of the facilities and the game drives in which only leapards were missing from the Big 5.. The highlight was the five game drives we enjoyed with Tayla -... More

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

Great news that you had a superb experience at Kariega and that it was the highlight of your stay in South Africa. Tayla is a great guide and we've passed on your comments to her. We'd love to see some of your pictures on our Facebook page. Upload them to our page and you could win a 2 night stay... More

Cape Town
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I recently spent 4 nights at this lovely lodge. Great accommodation, wonderful food but the game drives were truly exceptional.. Our guide, Tayla, was so knowledgable and imparted her information with a true love for the wild animals and birds. Although within easy reach of Port Elizabeth, one really felt that this was a uniquely "African" experience

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I stayed at the Kariega River Lodge for two nights recently, and what an amazing experience it was. I was visiting the area on business and a friend arranged this stay. From the time I arrived at the lodge to the time I left, I was amazed at how warm and welcoming the staff were and at how tranquil and... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Spent three days at Kariega River Lodge and have to say it was the most wonderful experience ever, even the early starts! The service that we received was first rate, nothing was too much bother and any problems were resolved quickly and without fuss (mostly golf buggies running out of electricity). The food was excellent, especially the breakfasts after the... More

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

Thank you so much for posting your review of your stay with us at Kariega River Lodge. We're so pleased that you and had such a great stay. You'll be happy to know that Emma is well and up to her usual tricks! Kind regards, Bronwen & the Kariega team More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Just an amazing experience from start to finish. From the moment we parked our car and were welcomed by the person on the gate to saying goodbye to our ranger 3 days later the whole time was just magical. The whole set up at River lodge is very well thought out. The main lodge building has a deck on the... More

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Additional Information about Kariega River Lodge

Also Known As:
River Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
River Hotel
River Hotel Kariega Game Reserve
Address: R 343 | Kenton, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega River Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the banks of the Bushman’s River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 game reserve to the sea. Our optional daily boat cruises ferry guests through the quaint sea side village of Kenton-on-Sea. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, enjoy the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river. ... more   less 
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