This place sets the standard on how to provide a first class experience in South African Game Reserve Management.
From the moment we arrived we were hosted by friendly staff, nothing was too much trouble but without being suffocating or smothering. I truly felt like a welcome friend in someone's beautiful home.
The lodge area where the meals are served is great, lots of natural wood and stone.
You eat with your fellow jeep mates and guide so you can chat over the days adventures and wildlife siting's. If you want privacy though, you only have to ask and they will make it happen.
The food was fab, wine plentiful. Make yourself comfortable after dinner on the comfy sofas in front of the welcoming open fire (if it's cooler) and enjoy an after dinner drink.
One night we had a boma night, BBQ south African style...fab food under the stars with a camp fire burning.
The cabins are beautifully finished. Massive bed, lovely seating area and the outside deck with plunge pool just puts the cherry on the cake.
Now for the game drives, our host, Tayla was fabulous. So knowledgeable and handled the jeep with comfortable ease. Close up viewing of animals in their natural habitat made for a magical experience over the 3 nights/4 days we were there. Too many animal highlights to mention and obviously every trip will be different.
I so hope we get to go back one day, this is now one of my favourite places I have stayed at so far.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kariega Ukhozi Lodge truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa. Nestled in the bush you will discover 10 superbly appointed air-conditioned luxury suites crafted from log, each with a private plunge pool and deck offering panoramic views of the valley. The Lodge boasts unique African-style lounges, restaurant and boma with an outdoor pool. Located in the 10,000 hectare private game reserve with close-up viewing of rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hippo and other incredible African wildlife. Bird lovers will enjoy sighings of some of the 280 species recorded on the reserve. The safari experience includes twice daily safari drives with qualified guides, guided walks and a river trip as well as all meals, local beverages and accommodation. ... more less
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