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Memorable, high quality
Have just spent the most wonderful time at Kariega and fortunate to have Trust, as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the different wildlife and the environment. Having injured my back just prior to the visit, all the staff, especially Trust, looked after me very well, ensuring I felt safe when out on the drives. Seeing lions, elephants, eland, kudo, bison, hippo, white and the infamous black rhino, giraffes and zebra in their own habitat was humbling and a great experience. The River Lodge accommodation was superb and from our private garden area in the mornings we were greeted by giraffe's. Hot towels and drinks greeted us after the drives, as we left the jeeps and all food and drink was fabulous, where staff could not do enough to help. A memorable, high quality break.
We had a great stay and wonderful experience at Kariega river logde. Beautiful accomodation and nice and friendly staff. We learned a lot from our guide Trust, who took care of the game drives. Hope to come back in the future!
What an experience!!!
Luxury from start to finish. Five stars are not really enough to describe our experience.We were very lucky to be allocated to Trust as our guide for the 2 days and he was phenomenal! He knows where to find even the most elusive animals and what kind of mood they are in! So much knowledge and enthusiasm. The lodge has lovely decor, plenty of places to sit - if you have the time- all inclusive drinks. The food was lovely. Used the spa for a massage and that was great too. Nice little shop in the lodge. Really friendly and helpful staff and great entertainment watching the monkeys steal food! Lovely touches like a hot flannel when you get back from the game drive, drinks to welcome you back , and a sunset snack in the middle of the evening game drive- just remember there are no toilets out there!! This was the highlight of our holiday!
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!!
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