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Where Tranquility and Luxury meets
From our warm welcome on arrival to our hearty departure, everything in between was perfect. The Staff were wonderful and made sure our every need was met. Our Ranger Micheal did a great job taking us on unforgettable safaris every day. Settlers drift has stunning nature and an abundance of wildlife. We enjoyed the spacious luxury tents with the most amazing views. Dinner was excellent and the warm breakfasts after the early morning game drive. I can definitely recommend staying at Settlers drift to unwind, relax and have unrivaled safari experiences for the Eastern Cape
This place is heaven on earth!!!
Today we checked out of Settler's Drift with a heavy heart and still can't believe how wonderful it was to stay here. This place proves that heaven on earth really does exist. The interior of the whole course is very tasteful and indescribably beautiful. Every day the whole team makes sure that you feel very comfortable and that you are always perfectly taken care of. The food and wines are more than delicious. Kudos to our wonderful and sweet guide Josh, who stands his ground in all weather conditions and has given us some fantastic animal experiences that we will never forget. 🌧🦁🦓🐒🦌🐃🐗🐘🦏🦛🦄🌞🌬☔🌡 To endlessly happy days and always nice and satisfied guests.
Excellent Family Trip!
It was our first time coming to Kariega Game Reserve Lodge. And it was as our Dad told us. The Main Tent is perfect, the service and Staff is super friendly and nice. We had 2 great full days and 3 awesome nights! Plus we had so much luck with the weather. Because of that we saw so many animals. It was one of the greatest experiences ever. Wayne took us to the nicest spots, walked with us a little around the animals. It was all in all just perfect and great. Remember this is a tented lodge. It’s super fancy but it is still half a tent. So there is some spiders around, there will be maybe even monkeys jumping on top of the tent in the morning 😂 but it’s what makes the experience perfect and real. We loved it and we will definitely come back. Thanks again!
Just spent two nights here . The lodges are wonderful . Huge luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms with wonderful views from your own balcony overlooking the reserve . Excellent food and Wayne our guide was a delight . He was friendly, well informed and made sure over 3 rides we saw everything there is to see . The elusive leopard may or may not be here . We all joked about it . Not seen in the flesh for 10 years at least but no problem in seeing plenty of the other big 5 plus loads more wildlife. Plenty of birdlife if that also interest you . We had a great bunch of guests with us and ate together and rode together all with Wayne . The highlight of our trip to SA. Pretty much faultless.
The most wonderful place on this planet
I was sitting here 3 months after my trip when I suddenly realised that I hadn’t given a review! I never normally write reviews unless I have had an exceptional experience. The four of us (two couples) spent 4 days, 3 nights at Settler’s Drift and from the moment you arrive at the gates the excitement begins. From this moment you feel like you have walked into heaven and have the most luxurious few days. I felt like I was in a dream the whole time I was there and cannot fault a single thing. They have thought of everything!!! The tents are like no other tents I’ve seen and have some amazing features. The staff go above and beyond to make you feel like you’re at home. They cannot stop feeding you, there is always food when you need it and the food is of an amazing standard. All the little touches such as the personalised water bottles to the choice between cold or room temperature water. They really do try to accommodate everybody. The safari itself is out of this world. The game drive is small enough that you can cover all of the ground in the 4 days but big enough that you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere and away from society. The sunsets, sundowners, bush walk, boat trip and the truck rides them self we’re fab! But seeing the animals in their natural environment is just wonderful! The guides are so experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about their job and they do everything they can to get you to see as much as you can. I will never ever forget the four days I spent here and would recommend it to everybody and anybody. It honestly was the best 3 days of my life and I don’t think anywhere will top it! You have to go to Kariega and you have to stay at Settler’s Drift!
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