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“Kariega Lodge” 4 of 5 stars
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Kariega Game Reserve
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   R343 | Between Kenton On Sea and Grahamstown, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Limerick, Ireland
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“Kariega Lodge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2006

We stayed at Kariega Lodge for 2 nights. Check in at 12.30pm, but that was for lunch, first game drive not till 4.30pm. Given an enormous 2 bedroom cabin to stay in, but found out that some cabins also have a private pool, but these don't seem to be booked, just first come, first served.

First game drive at 4.30pm excellent. Generally lasted for 2.5 to 3.5 hrs. Guests put together in group for game drive according to when they arrived and how long the stay. Our ranger was Solomon. Nice guy, kept pulling our legs with tall tales about the animals to see if we'd notice.

Everyone (including ranger) sits together for buffet dinner at about 7.30pm or 8pm. Wake up call in morning at 5.30am for drive at 6am. Back for buffet breakfast at 8.30am or 9am.

Nice place. Would go back.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kariega Game Reserve

Address: R343 | Between Kenton On Sea and Grahamstown, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kariega Main Lodge is located in Kariega Game Reserve, a 10,000 hectare 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 Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All 21 log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks (some have private pools). Each has a spacious lounge and living area. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool. All children welcome. Ideal for couples, families and groups (with special group rates). Rate is full board including all meals, morning and evening game drives and activities (excluding drinks). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kariega Game Reserve Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
Kariega Lodge

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