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Sydney, Australia
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...

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Cape Town, South Africa
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
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
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
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...

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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...

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Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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...

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Thank kspanner2016
England
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...

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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.

Shipston-on-Stour, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Rustic accommodation in idyllic setting. Exceptionally large and very comfortable bed. Meals are adequate and staff very friendly and helpful. The highlights of the stay however are the game drives twice a day. We did five drives during our stay and each one offered different delights. A close viewing of a variety of animals and birds kept us enthralled. Between...

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

Dear Christopher, So glad that you had a great safari and stay with us at River Lodge. Thank you for adding your review. Glad you enjoyed the big comfy bed too! We are sorry about the poor connection and speed of our wifi. As we are located very far from the nearest telecommunications point we sometimes have difficulty with our...

State of Sao Paulo
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We had a great time at River Lodge. The infrastructure there was excellent and the staff was always eager to help us! We spend New Year's Eve there and we had a night safari with our very experienced guide. The foods and drinks were also incredible. So nice experience!!!!! We strongly recommend Kariega River Lodge during your stay in South...

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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 

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Address: R 343 | Kenton, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: €566 - €833 (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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