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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We have absolutely loved it! Although it has no TV in the bedroom and there is limited activity outside of the Safari , it is very relaxing, the staff are brilliant and very, very, very attentive. Sitting on the boardwalk looking at the river and seeing the wildlife is just wonderful. The food is good and plentiful and you are...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega River Lodge, responded to this review

So glad that you had a relaxing and enjoyable safari with us at River Lodge. Appreciate you posting your review. Kind regards from the Kariega team.

Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Following my sons visit to Kareiga last year on rugby tour and seeing his photo's this was always going to be a must place visit and we were not disappointed. As we were let in the main gate we made our way along the track 4 Giraffe were in the field next to us it was a wonderful sight and...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega River Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the kind review. Kind regards from the Kariega team.

Towcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

My husband and I have just got back from a stay at The Kariega Main Lodge. Our Chalet (No.24) was a large 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom affair which was spacious, clean and well presented. The open fire in the Living room was a nice addition, along with the large viewing deck overlooking the reserve and our own private plunge pool....

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Myself and my new husband booked this as the start to our honeymoon. We were so impressed we felt compelled to leave a review whilst on the way to the next part of our honeymoon whilst it was fresh on our minds. We were blown away by the whole trip- there some amazing animals to see on the game drives...

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Romsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

What can I say ? I echo everything that has been said before. Perfection in the bush !! I travelled here as a single parent, with two boys aged 16 and 13 as a post exam treat. Both loved it, elder son is a keen photographer who took some amazing shots, youngest son loved the wildlife and was the first...

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We enjoyed an amazing 2 nights at Kariega River Lodge. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and at home. The views from the lodge are incredible, looking up and down the river and there are plenty of fish and birds to be seen before you even leave the lodge. As we went up to our...

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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was my first time at a Game Reserve and I did not know what to expect and I have to say Kariega Game Reserve (River Lodge) exceeded my expectations. Upon arrival you felt like you were home even though it was not your residence. The staff made myself and my daughter feel very comfortable and were attentive to our...

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Culemborg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Everything in Kariega was great. The lodge was super, huge, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, very clean and a incredible view over the valley. The food was very good, 4 times a day a buffet. The game drives were amazing. We saw lots of beautiful animals. The ranger told a lot about the animals and the nature during the drives....

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2016

What a amazing place. My husband took me there for our 30th wedding anniversary and I have to say, I was treated like a true princess. The staff are so welcoming, and nothing is too much trouble for them, they certainly go that extra "mile" to make your stay as wonderful as it possibly can. We were given the honeymoon...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Liz, So great to read that you had a romantic and happy anniversary at River Lodge. Congratulations! We wish you many more years of happiness and we hope that you'll keep your fond memories of your Kariega safari with you for a long time too. Please do come and visit us again. With kind regards from the Kariega team.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely bushland settings nice big comfortable rooms although lighting could be better Food not bad but for the price, could be a little higher standard. Security measures need to be improved as no safe in room and we were not offered safekeeping which was needed... Also we were unaware of the tipping procedures in South Africa on arrival at the...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Kariega River Lodge for your safari. We are sorry that you felt some aspects of your stay could have been better and have discussed your comments to our management team and your guide. We really appreciate your feedback and thank you for helping us to always improve. We do want to note that we try to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on the banks of the Bushman's River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 Kariega Game Reserve to the sea. Our optional daily boat cruises ferry guests through the quaint sea side village of Kenton-on-Sea. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, enjoy the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river. Twice daily safari drives, guided walks, river fishing, canoeing and river trips are included. Accommodation, all meals and local beverages are also included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kariega River Lodge

Address: R 343 | Kenton, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: €568 - €831 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
River Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
River Hotel Kariega Game Reserve
Kariega River Lodge South Africa/Kenton-On-Sea
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“ours was no 6 near the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles jougla, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 for closeness privacy and game watching from your terrace, room 7 for a river view.”
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“Lodges away from main lodge, only 3 available give your stay even more a feeling of being in the bush.”
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“The Hippo room.”
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“All good. Ours was right on the river. Want that one again.”
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