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Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift

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R343, Kenton-on-Sea 6169 South Africa
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#1 of 2 hotels in Kenton-on-Sea
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Settlers Drift is a 5-star luxury tented lodge located in the Big 5 malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve. The lodge consists of 9 spacious tented suites, each with stunning views and secluded viewing decks. The experience includes all meals, drinks, twice daily safari drives, river trips and guided walks. The modern and luxurious lodge has spacious decks, a pool, boma, shop, library and spa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
Airport transportation
Spa
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Walking tours
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Mark wrote a review 6 Jan
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions9 helpful votes
As close to the Garden of Eden you could get on this side of heaven :) The lodge is wonderful, safari animals and landscapes out of this world, and the staff are so warm and friendly. Lodge rooms are very large, open out with amazing views of the animals.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Kariega Marketing, Marketing at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time and that you were so well looked after by our staff. With kind regards from the Kariega team.
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Chrism Knysna wrote a review Dec 2021
Knysna, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
Settlers Drift beats all the places and Game Lodges we have visited over 50 years worldwide. We we were fortunate to live and work in the USA and China and various African Countries and it was the best experience ever
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
WOW! What a wonderful review. Thank you so much. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. With kind regards from the Kariega team.
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NicolaGeldenhuys2 wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
This is the most gorgeous setting, fabulous game viewing with the added plus of a winding river and hilltop views. Great friendly staff, fabulous meals and a luxurious yet unpretentious Lodge. Added bonus, no malaria. Easily accessible from Port Elizabeth airport or beautiful road trip down the Garden Route
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 8 Dec 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your recommendation. With kind regards from the Kariega team.
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Bevan Low Kee wrote a review Nov 2021
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My wife and I have always enjoyed being out in nature and have visited a couple of game reserves in SA already. Kariega Game Reserve was, however, by far the best and most memorable stay we have ever had at any game reserve!!! Settler’s Drift offers the perfect combination of luxury and adventure. It is absolutely stunning with the most incredible views from the suites and lodge. The luxurious tented accommodation makes you feel at one with the nature. During the day, you are surrounded with wildlife and beauty. At night, the magnificent sounds of nature puts you to sleep. The game drives were incredible, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and the food was amazing. The staff is professional and friendly and went out of their way to make our stay feel special. The whole experience was just way more than we ever expected. It felt magical, like we were in a dream. I cannot recommend Settler’s Drift more. It was exceptional from start to finish.  
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 22 Nov 2021
WOW! What a fantastic review. Thank you so much for posting your comments. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time at Kariega recently and we hope we can welcome you, friends and family again in the future. Thank you foryour recommendation. With kind regards from the Kariega team.
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ecroses wrote a review Nov 2021
Greenville, South Carolina9 contributions5 helpful votes
The accommodations at Settlers Drift are amazing! The tented suite is huge with floor to ceiling windows giving great views and the bathroom is to die for, The food is very good. Everything you could want is taken care of.
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Settlers Drift recently. With kind regards from the Kariega team.
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PRICE RANGE
US$915 - US$1,491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoKenton-on-Sea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift
What are some of the property amenities at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift have airport transportation?
Yes, Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.