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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Wow.......what can I say?! This place is heaven on earth. So much so that although a group of 8 of us had 3 nights in this paradise, we extended our stay for a fabulous 4th night. Everything from the food, the bedrooms, the friendly helpful obliging staff to the most enjoyable part.....the game drives. We had the best ranger. JV... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Had a brilliant holiday at River Lodge. Game Drives were excellent so many animals to see and Ranger David very knowledgeable and good fun too. The staff at the lodge really looked after us the food and service was top class. Would recommend River lodge as the holiday couldn't have been better.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We recently stayed over at the River Lodge and have enjoyed the very relaxing atmosphere. Our game ranger Dave was excellent and his knowledge and enthusiasm was just amazing! nothing was to much trouble for the very friendly staff. The barman always just smiling and ready to serve! we have really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms was very neat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 19 (ranging In age from 9 to 77, with 8 children under age 16) had The River Lodge to ourselves. My wife and I had experienced safaris in South Africa's Kruger game preserve and in Kenya's Masai Mara 17 years ago as part of a larger tour which included several other places and attractions in Africa. I... More 

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

Thank you for your review of your stay at Kariega River Lodge. What a great adventure to travel with your family and we are so happy that you had a great time with us. Every guest has different expectations and we hope that we can meet and exceed these every time. We're glad to see that we did that for... More 

Rastatt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We visited the River Lodge at Kariega for three days over a weekend in July and it was a five star safari experience from start to finish. The staff and management welcomed us and we were checked in in no time. The rooms are better than what they look like on the website. Very neat and clean and perfect for... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was our first trip to South Africa & the safari was everything we hoped for. The animals came so close to the vehicle in many cases, you could see the texture of their fur or skin. So awesome. No binoculars necessary. We were there for 2 full days (I highly recommend at least this much time.) and saw so... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We arrived late so missed our first game drive, but made up for it the next morning. We saw so many animals on the 1st day of our drive. it was a great day for animals and the guide, Wayne was very knowledgeable, and not just about mammals, but also birds and fish. Would recommend it in a heartbeat. The... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

In March of 2013, I lost my wife and my daughter her mother and I wanted to take the daughter to South Africa like I had taken my wife in 2009. Both had and have fallen in love with the country; its diversity, its people and its scenery. Kariega was a good location for us to bond and remember a... 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 are so pleased that your trip allowed you to enjoy the memories of your wife and your daughters mother. Thank you so much for your kind words about the food, safari and staff. We have passed on your compliments to them and... More 

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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 Kariega 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. Twice daily safari drives, guided walks, river fishing, canoeing and river trips are included. Accommodation, all meals and local beverages are also included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kariega River Lodge

Address: R 343 | Kenton, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: $526 - $875 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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River Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
River Hotel Kariega Game Reserve
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