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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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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... More 

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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. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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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... More 

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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... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Hospitality was above and beyond. Our game drive guide Vicki was exceptional. What seperates Kariega River Lodge from other quality establishments we stayed at is it's stunning location on the river. The river offers you options, boating, canoeing & fishing to fill in the hours between the game drives. We seriously recommend Kariega River Lodge to those people who just... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Kariega is a wonderful venue. Easygoing staff, relaxed environment and disconnected weekend (there is wifi but you don't have to use it). Night fishing off the sundeck was a highlight. Great game viewing too. We saw 4 of the big 5! Cant wait to return.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

The ranger was attentive and ensured we had a great time. All activities were well co-ordinated and not only did we see 4 of the big five but spend the afternoon taking a boat trip to the beach. My husband caught some fish from the jetty and we went canoeing. Great service and food.

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Thank Jippee
France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The location was excellent as was the lodge. Vicky our guide went above and beyond to make this a very memorable safari experience. ( She may be the next David Attenborough ! ) The staff , food, bed comfort , were first rate and the animals added the icing on the cake. Very beautiful and peaceful setting.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Our room was lovely, huge comfortable bed, hot shower and a free standing bath. Very clean and private with a view across the open land from the patio at giraffe and buck feeding, all sorts of birds. Main lodge clean and comfortable seating, log fire. Staff wonderful, relaxed but professional and friendly, nothing is too much bother,without being bothersome. Food... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Lovely location on the river and right in the heart of the Kariega game reserve. The hotel and grounds are perfect for the real African experience. This was an all inclusive resort so no worries about what you indulged in. Both the food and wine was excellent including the free mini bar in your room. I did have a few... More 

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Thank Bigbruv4
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2016

WE had an unbelievable stay at River Lodge facilities great .Number 8 lodge was ours down the river a short way away from main lodge amazing solitude. Our stay for 3 nights with a total of 6 drives available which were all wonderful made all the better by our amazing ranger CHRIS. Thanks to all the happy smiling staff for... More 

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England
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44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The game drives (early morning and late afternoon) were well organised and informative. The accommodation was luxurious; there are shared pools, shady areas and sun loungers, and further opportunities to see Impala wandering through the garden. For the lodges furthest from the main house, golf buggies are provided for the drive along beside the river - great fun! Food was... More 

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

So glad to read that you enjoyed your safari and stay with us at Kariega River Lodge. We love the golf buggies and wonderful location along the river too! Thank you so much for posting your feedback. Kind regards from the team at River Lodge. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • 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: €575 - €738 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 185livyh, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Lodges away from main lodge, only 3 available give your stay even more a feeling of being in the bush.”
 of 5 bubbles kspanner2016, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The Hippo room.”
 of 5 bubbles steveng655, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All good. Ours was right on the river. Want that one again.”
 of 5 bubbles jake69, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
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