We spent 3 nights at Kariega towards the end of our trip in SA and we absolutely loved it. The staff were friendly, the food was great and the wine menu was extensive! We stayed in Ukhozi lodge and it was nice to chill out and relax during the day after an early start for the morning game drive. The rooms don't have a tv but this wasn't a sticking point for us, it was lovely to read a book and have some quiet time and, for those people who wish to be more active, there are opportunities to canoe and also guided walks.
We have nothing to compare the game drives to having never been before, but got very close to lions, elephants, white rhino and also saw the elusive black rhino. One small tip, if you suffer from a bad back do not sit on the back of the truck, its very bumpy!
A truly wonderful holiday which we have recommended to others! Thank you!
- 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