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Wonderful weekend getaway. Family friendly lodge.. Good game drives and doing the river cruise is something to consider if the weather is good. Spectacular views all round. Food was amazing!!thank you
Amazing lodge, beautiful inside and out. Attention to detail. Great staff and wonderful Lodge Manager. Food was delicious, game drives exciting and informative. The rooms are top quality with the best view ever.
Kariega Game Reserve -Ukhozi Lodge
An absolute must. Jewel of Africa. Everything from the arrival to the departure (which i wish could have been a lot longer), The staff were very friendly and professional. It was great to see the wildlife flourishing even in drought conditions.
Absolutely blown away!
Our stay was way more than our expectations. All the staff were amazing, courteous, friendly and helpful. The accommodation was superb and loved the fact that we had a private splash pool. The main lodge was beautiful with amazing views and had beautiful decor. The safari experience was unforgettable and Thomas our guide is absolutely professional and went out of his way to make it special for us and especially our 5 year old daughter. The food and dining experience was fantastic. exceptional service from everyone. The wellness center was a great experience and we would recommend some pamper time. We honestly can't find anything negative to say! Well done all of you at UKHOZI! We cant wait to come and visit again!
Incredible Safari Experience
We visited Kariega (Ukhozi Lodge) in February of 2019. We had an incredible experience and would recommend the lodge/safari to everyone! The staff there were amazing. They went above and beyond. With that said, it was really the time we spent with Zolani that made the trip a once in a lifetime experience. His knowledge of the animals, education and years of experience set this safari apart from others (and we have been up to Kruger to a great resort too). If you go you must ask for Zolani as your driver - he will not disappoint! We chose Kariega because it was in a malaria free area and I was 4 months pregnant on the safari. We went as a family of 4 (my husband and I in our mid 30s and my parents in their early 70s). After going on an awesome safari in the Kruger area the year before, we were worried about being in a private game reserve - we learned we had nothing to worry about. The reserve is MASSIVE. We spent 4 full days on the safari and I don’t think we were able to cover all of the reserve. The animal experiences were UNFORGETTABLE. Truly once in a lifetime. I could go on and on about the animal encounters. My parents were very hesitant to travel all the way to SA from Canada and go on this safari - especially while I was pregnant... they now RAVE about the trip. They wish they could go there every year. My Mom was so sad to leave on the last day of the safari. These are memories we will cherish for a lifetime. Thank you to Zolani for making this trip for us. He always made sure I was comfortable and safe. I rode in the front seat with him the 4 days because the back is quite bumpy (for being pregnant). We shared so many laughs and time together. Zolani made this trip for us. Kariega is fortunate to have him on their team. We also encourage people to provide gratuities to all staff and their drivers when possible - they go the extra mile and it is nice to show your appreciation to them. Thanks Zolani and team - this will forever be our most cherished trip EVER!
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