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Munich, Germany
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful Lodges, extreme friendly staff and great food. We were on tour with our Ranger Cleo, his knowledge, love and passion for the animals and nature made the stay at Kariega Reserve to one of the best experiences we've ever made!

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London, United Kingdom
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Fantastic experience. Our ranger (Bongani) was brilliant, knowledgable about all the aspects of the ecosystem. The game drives were really amazing and we learnt so much throughout our time there. The accomodation is very comfortable and the meals are of a high standard, and all the staff are first class and very welcoming. Our experience of the spa facilities was...

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peterborough, uk
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saw many more animals than we thought possible. Elephant herd around our car. Lionesses and male lion including a video of a male roaring at dusk to warn off other males. Giraffe walked past our decking one morning. Enough said animals sorted. Stayed in suite and very comfortable accommodation. Food excellent and free drinks too. Staff top class, relaxed and...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kariega offers an intimate safari experience. They place you in small groups and cater to your personal requests and interests. It was a fanstatsic experience. Highly recommend the property, staff and viewing experience. Didn't want to leave. It offered the perfect combination of relaxation and excitement. Would definitely visit again.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We all went to Kariega as a family and had a three bedroom chalet. This was fantastic, we had a private pool and every room had a en suite and was really spacious. Short walk to the restaurant, the main pool, bar and the shop. We had stunning views over the park as well from our private plunge pool. I...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Simply just perfect. Even if they find areas to improve or change they shouldn't, just keep it as it is and provide tha same warm hospitality at all times. Can't wait to go back and enjoy allover again.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Simply the best ....we stayed at The Main Lodge for 3 nights - from moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. Our guide Brendon was so friendly, knowledgeable, fun, attentive, easy going and really made our 5 drives a great safari experience...we saw all the big 5 and more....even went on a night drive ...just an awesome 3...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

3 night stay at Settlers Drift was the best safari experience. Perfect service, accommodation and amazing food in a breathtaking setting. All drives were in small, intimate groups (between 2 and 6 guests max) lead by professional and knowledgeable rangers individually appointed to you for the duration of the stay. We were given Jordan for our three nights who was...

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Curitibanos, SC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely love the reserve. Ukhozi lodge is perfect for couples. Our ranger welcomed us from arrival and was really determined to make it the best experience for us to see all we were willing. He managed for everything to be peefect! Food is excelent so is room service. We highly reccomend.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our bedroom overlooked the river and it was magnificent. The staff could not have been any more professional and nothing was too much trouble. We loved this place and did not want to leave.

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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 

Additional Information about Kariega Game Reserve

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: $710 - $1,073 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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“the chalet have 3 bedroom - so there is many place for a hole family!”
 of 5 bubbles HanniR, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All chalets are different depending of individual needs”
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“Try and get a lodge with a pool”
 of 5 bubbles Racing-Hippo, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were in Jackal Buzzard which had a fabulous view over the valley below.”
 of 5 bubbles 993anitat, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had chalet number 2, a 5 minute walk from the main restaurant area”
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