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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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Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Within 45 minutes of our warm welcome from the hotel managers we were on our first game drive with Chris, our guide for the next 4 days. Chris did everything he could to find all the animals we wanted to see and more and showed us every part of the reserve's stunning scenery. A couple of the trips were started...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We had very high expectations of Kariega, and it lived up to ever single one of them! The accommodation is fantastic and the food is just incredible. Staff couldn't be more helpful and it is such a beautiful, relaxing place to stay. The highlight is definitely the game drives, this was totally made my our driver Chris who really went...

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Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Our first trip to South Africa. Cape Town, Winelands, Garden route and last four days at the excellent River Lodge at Kariega. Accommodation and food superb, friendly and efficient staff. The Game drives exceeded expectations ( well worth getting up at 5.30 am) Our guide, Victor, cannot be praised highly enough. Very knowledgeable and passionate about all aspects of the...

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Thank Phil R
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2015

We stayed for two nights as a party of six.The lodge was beautiful ,great quality furnishings.Rudi was our guide,he was so knowledgable and couldn't do enough for us. All the other guides we spoke to had such respect for him.If you want to be up close and personal with the wildlife this is who you need to be with.The food...

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Thank 2014Lesley
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2015

in between the morning and late afternoon game drives the lodge is so relaxing. I would recommend two full days. Any more may get a bit repetitive. I would also suggest spending a day or two at the lodge and then another day at Settlers Drift. The staff are very good, I'm sure all the guides are exceptional but we...

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Thank Steven G
Newcastle Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Wes specically came to Kariega to photgraph animals in beautiful surroundings...and we did despite there being fences around the many zones as the reserve is near farms and private properties. The lodge is situated on the river and the rooms are large and comfortable with huge bathroom. Wifi is available in the public area and the staff are quite friendly...

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 22 November 2015

I have been first time at Kariega at the River Lodge, but I will come back!!! We had a warm welcome. Our ranger Thomas was fantastic. We enjoyed the Safaries even with the rain! We saw 4 of the big Five.

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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: €571 - €736 (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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