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Feeling like family at Kareiga
We were fortunate enough to spend a night in two of the Kariega Game Reserve's lodges - Settler's Drift and River Lodge. Settler's Drift took our breath away with its high style lodge that overlooks the Bushmans River valley. Tremendous attention to detail and yes, took some photos so that my husband can build similar decor for our home in California. Our individual lodge had a similar view and it was beautifully decorated. The food was outstanding and we loved the smaller dining areas for more intimate dinners with our jeep companions and guide. Our guide Josh was a delight. His serious and intense commitment to the land and inhabitants was so heartfelt. We loved all the details he shared. Then we stayed in River Lodge and that location was beyond compare. The main lodge is on the river and we watched the docks go up and down with the tides. Our guide Trust, from Zimbabwe, had a gift for storytelling and combined humor with deep details about the animals. I loved the faces of the people on our jeep when he picked up two pieces of dung and shared which one belonged to which animal and why. Fascinating and priceless at the same time! Request Trust if you book the River Lodge!
5 star in every way!!
We have just returned from an amazing 3 night stay in this beautiful river lodge. From the moment we arrived everything was perfect, our accommodation was totally 5 star, the food was excellent and our guide Talent went out of his way to make sure we all had the complete safari experience!! We can not recommend this lodge highly enough....if you get a chance...go!!
Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge
The welcome was warm and friendly. We had a good time at Kariega during our 3 days stay, although the weather conditions wasn't perfect. Furthermore the "all inclusive" (food and beverage) we appreciated very much.
We had a great time
The river lodge is on a beautiful place! Also the place for eat was very nice. Also was we listening to a small group of african music. The breakfast was delicious. The housekeeper was very frendly and helpful
Life time experience
We fell in love with the big five and our ranger “Trust”. Without him this phenomenal and brilliant experience wouldn’t have been the same! He made it happen for us to see even the Black Rhino which hasn’t been spotted since several weeks!! During the evening drive, Trust stopped at the top of a hill with a spectacular sun downer and some drinks, which made us feel very welcome. The Amarula-Banana-Chocolate Drink served at the lodge after returning from the evening drive was exquisite. We were spoilt excessively with delicious home made breakfast, lunches and a very tasty “Braii”. Thanks a lot to all the staff from the River Lodge!
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