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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge is in the middle of the game reserve. The ukhozi lodges are very roomy and beautiful. My brother and I felt very well in there. Corresponding to the accommodation we had several game drives with steph. She is a really good guide. We saw 4 of the big 5. The staff was very nice all the time. 4/5...

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

Thank you Andy for your kind review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ukhozi Lodge and your safari experience with us at Kariega Private Game Reserve. We sincerely apologise for the slow service at breakfast. We understand that after a 3 or more hour game drive that our guests are hungry! We have spoken to our...

Bourne End, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We spent 3 days at Kariega at the end of Garden route tour. Extremely comfortable spacious lodge with spectacular views from our deck. Juan our ranger was extremely knowledgeble on all of the animals, flora and fauna and very sociable. He was determined to find lions for us even if it meant extending the drive at the end of the...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Kariega in the first stint of our honeymoon. The only disappointment was that we had single beds! As a same sex couple this is happens frequently but I didn't expect it as our travel company specified that we were on honeymoon twice. That aside, what an amazing experience. The staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for guests....

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We spent 4 nights at Ukhozi Lodge in September; as we were just at the beginning of spring the weather was quite changeable and we did get some rain - but that didn't stop any of the game drives. We went out twice a day with our guide,Rosie, who was great - very knowledgeable and determined to find the animals...

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Knysna
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Good game viewing: saw elephant, lion, giraffe, zebra, other big 5, buck of all kinds. No leopard spotted for many years and we couldn't find the buffalo. Beautiful terrain but perhaps more animals needed as they were sparse in areas. Rooms nice. Food sometimes great, sometimes very average. Helpful staff but could do with some additional training to just give...

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

Hi Louise, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of your stay with us at Kariega. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable time and particularly enjoyed the game viewing and safari experience. We are sorry that you did not get to spend time with the buffalo or spot the ever elusive leopard. The...

Much Hadham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely safari at Kariega, the first stop on our honeymoon and saw all their fantastic animals in their natural surroundings. Elephants making their presence felt was a highlight. Rosie our guide was so knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. By the end of it you feel like part of the furniture....

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

Hi Edd, So glad that you choose Kariega as your safari honeymoon destination and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We wish you many years of happiness and hope that you'll come and celebrate at least one anniversary with us! Kind regards from the Ukhozi team.

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Our family of five stayed in two of the Ukhozi Lodge chalets for three nights and it was probably the highlight of our South African holiday and there were many during this first trip as a family to one of the most beautiful countries we have ever visited. The check-in process was speedy and although we were a little late...

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

SO happy to read your review! Especially as your TripAdvisor name is "supercritical"! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others via TripAdvisor. We are so glad you had a superb stay. Please come back! Kind regards from the Ukhozi team.

Felpham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

A wonderful 3 night stay at this superior Lodge was the right time to catch most of the big five - leopards not there. If you ever wanted an 8 foot square bed this is the place with private plunge pool as well. Food was good and varied but the best bit is always going to be the Game drives....

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Summary: 2 nights. Fully inclusive with some of the best staff in the country. Secluded, quaint, and worth the travel to get to. Rooms were perfect and set in the hills of the surrounding area with the ability to see game right outside your door. Most importantly, very organized. WiFi is only available in the main lodge. The Ukhozi area...

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

Hi Dan, What a great review - we love it! High praise from a world-traveller. Thank you. Really appreciate your compliments and great summary of our relaxed wilderness and safari lodge. Kind regards from the Kariega team.

Brisbane
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stopped at the Ukhozi Lodge for lunch during our Kariega Game Reserve safari. The premises were great. The view from the dining room was amazing as was the food - so fresh. Later the ladies put on a dancing and singing show for us. Would have loved to stay for a week!

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

Look forward to having you back for a week in the bush! Thanks for the review. Kind regards from the Ukhozi team.

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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 

Additional Information about Kariega Ukhozi Lodge

Address: R343 | Between Kenton on Sea and Grahamstown, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: $820 - $1,171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega Ukhozi Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Ukhozi Lodge has the best location of the lodges on the Kariega Game Reserve as the chalets are seperate and quiet and the drives to find the animals not as long as from River Lodge. The main lodge is not so peaceful but I'm sure the chalets in all lodges are excellent.”
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