I arrived at Kariega and were greeted by the ever friendly reception and our ranger. He took us down to the lodge to show ur our Chalet and then to guide us down to the restaurant, as lunch was being served. The food was fabulous - eventhough the waitrons seemed a bit offish.
Our ranger then took us on a afternoon drive - it was awesome, we saw the elephant nice and close. He did his best to explain all to us - even beyond the language barrier of some german guests. The only negative was seening a baby giraffe being eaten by a lion - ranger told us the giraffe were from the non lion side and thus didnt know lions.
Dinner was excellent and our ranger joined us at our table. The staff were effiecient but again seemed miserable to even be there...
Our chalet was superb and well fitted - the bath is massive and for two people we had a 3 room log cabin!
We were then given a morning game drive where we once again saw so much - the rangers here LOVE their jobs and all are friendly in passing.
Thank you Kariega and staff for a wonderfull stay - even if it was for one night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kariega Game Reserve is a 10,000 hectare Big 5 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 Game Reserve has five safari lodges. Main Lodge consists of 21 separate log chalets, each with en-suite bathrooms, lounge and private balcony; River Lodge has 10 suites and is located on the Bushman's River; Ukhozi Lodge has 10 spacious suites, each with private pools and great views; Settlers Drift Tented Lodge has 9 modern but intimate suites surrounded by natural bush and overlooking the Bushman's River wilderness area and lastly the Homestead private lodge is perfectly suited for families or groups of friends of up to 14 people. Rates include accommodation, meals, morning and evening game drives with your experienced guide, walking safaris and a river trip. Fishing, canoeing and other activities can be arranged. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kariega Game Reserve Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
- Kariega Lodge