- Embark on thrilling game drives and safari experience
- Explore the wilderness on safari walks
- Indulge in relaxation at the Kariega Health Spa
- Cruise along the river's tranquil waters (river cruises)
- Experience the thrill of mountain biking
- Glide through the water while canoeing
- Cast your line and enjoy fly-fishing
- Trek through scenic trails while hiking
- Air conditioning through out suites and lodge
- Lodge Type: Safari Lodge
- Location: Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge Size: 9 Tented Suites
- Recommended Stay: 3-5 nights
Experience Settlers Drift, A 5-Star Sanctuary In The Heart Of The Kariega Game Reserve
Nestled in a remote and pristine valley within the magnificent Kariega Game Reserve, an enchanting 5-star safari lodge awaits discerning travellers. Kariega Settlers Drift, perched gracefully above the meandering Bushman's River, offers breathtaking panoramic views of this extraordinary "Big 5" Reserve, showcasing the untamed beauty of Africa's wildlife.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, Kariega Settlers Drift boasts elegantly spacious tented suites thoughtfully designed to provide the ultimate luxurious accommodation. Immerse yourself in the serenity of your private sanctuary, where the finest stone and timber blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere.
Kariega Settlers Drift is not just a destination but an exclusive haven for couples, singles, and small groups seeking an unparalleled 5-star tented retreat. Here, you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the untamed wilderness. Please note to ensure a serene and intimate experience, children under ten are not permitted.
Indulge in the ultimate blend of opulence and tranquillity as you embark on a remarkable journey at Kariega Settlers Drift. Surrender to the African wilderness's allure and let nature's captivating beauty envelop your senses.
Spanning over 10,000 hectares, Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is a captivating destination. It offers breathtaking views and is home to the renowned "Big 5" wildlife without malaria risk.
Prepare to be amazed by a diverse range of wildlife and bird species. Lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, leopards, hippos, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, and various antelope species grace the landscape. Marvel at nesting fish, martial, and crowned eagles alongside a plethora of other bird species.
A visit to Kariega Game Reserve promises an extraordinary and unforgettable experience!
Rooms And Suites
Kariega Settlers Drift offers guests an unforgettable experience with its nine spacious, air-conditioned tented suites. Each suite is meticulously designed to provide the perfect blend of comfort and immersion in nature. Step into your open-plan bedroom and living area, where panoramic views of the surrounding bushveld from your private view deck greet you.
But it doesn't stop there. The en-suite bathroom is a sanctuary of relaxation, featuring a luxurious free-standing bath for unwinding after a day of adventures. Indulge in the unique showering experience amidst nature, with indoor and outdoor showers encased in glass. These bathrooms are more than just functional spaces; they are a testament to the art of design and the harmonious coexistence between luxury and nature.
Prepare to be amazed as you immerse yourself in the beauty of these thoughtfully crafted spaces.
Cuisine And Wine
Indulge in a delectable array of mouth-watering meals, whether a sumptuous breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a delightful dinner. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambience of the main dining area or dine under the twinkling African stars in the Boma, where the magic of the surroundings adds an extra touch of allure to your dining experience.
For wine enthusiasts, a well-stocked wine cellar awaits, offering an extensive selection of exquisite South African wines. Take your time to peruse and choose that perfect bottle to perfectly complement your evening meal, enhancing every sip and bite with delightful harmony.
For those in search of a truly enchanting and unforgettable dining experience, Kariega Settlers Drift extends a warm invitation to immerse yourself in the intimate ambience of the exclusive wine cellar. Tucked away next to a cosy and crackling fire, enveloped by the cellar's timeless rustic charm, this experience is sure to captivate even the most passionate of romantics.
Indoors, a small library is nestled in the main lodge area, just a stone's throw away from the expansive, captivating lounge area adorned with a crackling open fireplace. For a change of scenery, indulge in a delightful dining experience in the indoor dining room, which offers breathtaking views of the lush Karaige bushveld, perfect for those moments when the weather doesn't cooperate.
Outdoors, generously sized viewing decks await, complete with a cosy fire pit and a charming dining area. Adjacent to it, an open-air boma invites you to relish delectable meals under the enchanting African stars, creating memories that will forever be etched in your heart.
And let's not forget the exquisite swimming pool, an absolute necessity for those scorching summer days. It's a haven where you can unwind and escape from the pressures of modern life, immersing yourself in tranquillity and serenity like never before.
Enjoy a variety of inclusive activities during your stay at Kariega Settlers Drift! Start your day with exhilarating morning game drives, where you can spot wildlife in their natural habitats. In the evening, embark on a captivating game drives to witness the nocturnal wonders of the reserve.
Take a leisurely river cruise along the Kariega or Bushmans River, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of the surroundings. Explore the wilderness on guided safari walks, where you can learn about the fascinating flora and fauna up close.
For a unique experience, try canoeing on the Kariega or Bushmans River, enjoying the tranquillity of the waterways.
If you're an angler, fishing excursions are also available, allowing you to test your skills and reel in memorable catches.
Spa And Wellness
Located at Kariega Main Lodge (a few minute's drive away for Kariega Settlers Drift), the Wellness Centre is ideally positioned to cater to guests from Ukhozi Lodge and The Homestead. Two treatment rooms and a gym offer the perfect opportunity to rest, relax, and rejuvenate body, mind, and soul.
Treat yourself to well-deserved luxury and pampering at the Wellness Centre in Kariega Private Game Reserve. Immerse yourself in a range of spa treatments and wellness therapies, including relaxing or energizing massages, facials, and more. Indulge in the tranquil surroundings, and let us take care of you.
Kariega Settlers Drift offers unparalleled luxury, adventure, and tranquillity. From the meticulously designed suites and the delightful cuisine to the immersive safari activities and rejuvenating spa treatments, every aspect of your stay is designed to create a memorable experience.
Here, you're not just a guest; you're part of a unique journey that serves as a testament to the rich biodiversity, the natural beauty of the Eastern Cape, and the timeless allure of the African wilderness.
Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, a food lover, or a wellness seeker, Kariega Settlers Drift has something for everyone.
Rates from R14 600.00 per person
- Kariega Settlers Drift Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Game drives twice daily
- All meals
- Selected beverages
- Other inclusive activities
- Non-select beverages
- Additional activities
- Items of a personal nature
- Kariega Foundation conservation & community levy