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Kariega Settlers Drift

Kariega Settlers Drift

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  • - Lodge type; Luxury Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Kariega Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 9 Tented Suites
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Located in a remote and untouched valley within the Kariega Game Reserve one comes across a small and intimate 5-star safari lodge. Kariega Settlers Drift is situated above the Bushman’s River with views out and over this amazing "Big 5" Reserve.

The lodge is beautifully constructed from stone and timber whilst offering accommodation is elegant and spacious tented suites.

Settlers Drift is the ideal getaway for couples, singles and small groups who are looking for 5-star tented luxury and exclusivity (no children under 10).

Rooms & Suites:

Settlers Drift offers guests 9 spacious, air-conditioned tented suites with each suite offering an open-plan bedroom and living area with a private deck and views out onto the surrounding bushveld.

An en-suite bathroom with a free-standing bath as well as indoor and outdoor showers is encased in glass, a truly 'in nature' feeling is on offer. These are some of the best examples of what bathrooms should be like, simply amazing.

Food & Wine:

Delicious meals whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner are served in either the main dining area or under the African stars in the Boma.

A well-stocked wine cellar is available for one to choose that perfect bottle of South African wine to accompany your evening meal.

Private meals are on offer in the wine cellar itself, alongside a roaring fire. A must for the romantics out there.


A beautiful swimming pool is a must for those hot summer days, a great place to unwind from all the pressures of modern life. A small library is found in the main lodge area.

Indulge in a spa treatment to further relax on your safari.


Game drives in open-top 4x4 safari vehicles are part and parcel of your stay here at Kariega.

Other activities include River cruise, walking safaris, fishing and canoeing (we highly recommend canoe for a few hours, absolutely stunning).

  • Rates from: R 5500.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Kariega Fishing

  • Kariega Fishing
  • Guests at all lodges can enjoy river fishing on either the Kariega or Bushmans rivers. River Lodge and Settlers Drift are perfectly situated for keen fisherman, where guests can fish in the Bushmans river from a boat or canoe. If you are Kariega for a night nights, try your hand at a little fishing.
  • Kariega Walking Safaris

  • Kariega Walking Safaris
  • Kariega offers guided bush walks with our experienced rangers. This provides guests with the opportunity of walking amongst more than 25 species of game and abundant birdlife. Walking safaris is a must for those who like a bit of exercise and for those more adventurious types, highly recommended.
  • Kariega Children Activities

  • Kariega Children Activities
  • Children of all ages are encouraged to enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with their parents (as well as the river cruise). There are children's activities on offer including fun and interactive games, target practice, creating bushman paintings and practicing wildlife survival skills.
  • Kariega Photo Safaris

  • Kariega Photo Safaris
  • Specialised photo safaris are led by an experienced guide photographer in a private dedicated vehicle rigged specifically for photographic equipment. Your guide is also a qualified ranger and interacts with guests before, during, between and after game drives to ensure amazing photo opportunities.
  • Kariega Wellness Centre

  • Kariega Wellness Centre
  • The Wellness Centre at Kariega Private Game Reserve is the perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Treat yourself to the luxury and pampering you deserve in beautiful, tranquil surroundings and indulge in a range of treatments and therapies, including relaxing or energizing massages.