Our Kariega experience at The River Lodge was exceptional in every respect. The online booking and contact with reservation staff was warm and friendly, as was our welcome at River Lodge. We could not ask for more in any area of service. Our Ranger, Zolani Mofu, was just great fun, very knowledgable, and flexible. His willingness to show us as much as possible was really appreciated. Lodge staff are terrific, and very competent. The food was very good, and the accommodations excellent. We saw all the animals we expected and our expectations on each safari drive was exceeded, with great photo ops. You don't need a long lens at this reserve, you get very close to all the animals. You will need a hat and warm jacket, because the morning starts, and evening finishes of the game drives are quite cold. Free wifi is great! We met great fellow guests, and made great friendships - that makes it a great game reserve experience for us. Nice people and animals! There may be bigger reserves, but this one is just like coming to visit someone's home.
- 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