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Kariega Game Reserve


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Located in a remote and untouched part of the Big 5 Kariega Game Reserve, Settlers Drift offers a unique tented safari combined with 5* luxury.

This malaria-free game reserve incorporates 11,500 hectares of pristine African wilderness, as well as 2 abundant rivers - the Kariega and the Bushman's rivers.

Daily game drives in open game drive vehicles get you close up to Africa's Big 5 - lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard - as well as multitudes of other South African wildlife. Guests can also enjoy river cruises and guided bush walks.

The main lodge area has a restaurant, bar, wine cellar, a swimming pool, a boma, curio shop and a library.

In between game drives, relax in the Sala and enjoy a relaxing spa treatment.

The lodge consists of 9 spacious tented suites, each with stunning views and secluded viewing decks. Each suite offers an opulent bedroom and living area, full bathroom, indoor/outdoor shower, mini-bar and private viewing deck.

Gazing down from your deck overlooking the Bushman'’s River, it feels as if time has stood still since the last feet to have touched this remote valley were those of the 1820 Settlers as they guided their wagons across the river.

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Suite
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 September 2022 to 17 December 2022 GBP 549 USD 648 ZAR 10,982 EUR 631 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
18 December 2022 to 31 December 2022 GBP 581 USD 685 ZAR 11,617 EUR 668 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 January 2023 to 10 January 2023 GBP 582 USD 687 ZAR 11,643 EUR 669 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
11 January 2023 to 16 January 2023 GBP 623 USD 735 ZAR 12,459 EUR 716 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
19 January 2023 to 30 April 2023 GBP 623 USD 735 ZAR 12,459 EUR 716 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 May 2023 to 31 July 2023 GBP 460 USD 543 ZAR 9,195 EUR 529 per person sharingContracted Rate1 to 2 nights
1 May 2023 to 31 July 2023 GBP 392 USD 463 ZAR 7,848 EUR 451 per person sharingContracted 15% Discounted Offer3+ nights
1 May 2023 to 31 July 2023 GBP 460 USD 543 ZAR 9,195 EUR 529 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 August 2023 to 31 August 2023 GBP 460 USD 543 ZAR 9,195 EUR 529 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
1 September 2023 to 19 December 2023 GBP 623 USD 735 ZAR 12,459 EUR 716 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights
20 December 2023 to 31 December 2023 GBP 664 USD 783 ZAR 13,275 EUR 763 per person sharingContracted Rate2+ nights
20 December 2023 to 10 January 2024 GBP 664 USD 783 ZAR 13,275 EUR 763 per person sharingContracted Rate2+ nights
1 January 2024 to 10 January 2024 GBP 664 USD 783 ZAR 13,275 EUR 763 per person sharingContracted Rate2+ nights
11 January 2024 to 30 April 2024 GBP 659 USD 778 ZAR 13,184 EUR 758 per person sharingContracted Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; selected beverages; the Conservation and Community Levy; morning and evening game drives; and other game activities are included.


Children Policy

Children aged 11 years and older are welcome. Full adult rates apply.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided bush walks. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.



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Settlers Drift Location.

Directions For Drivers

ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTIONS TO SETTLERS DRIFT

Travel along the N2 from Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown and take the R72 turn-off towards Port Alfred via Alexandria. The turnoff to Settlers Drift is signposted and is 10 kms beyond Alexandria.

Boat Transfer

A boat transfer to Settlers Drift departs daily from the jetty at 13h30 (weather dependant) – therefore for guests to be able to enjoy this transfer, they must arrive at the gate by approx. 13h00.

Instructions for guests in time for the boat transfer:

Once you have arrived at the Settlers Drift turnoff please proceed as follows:

•Proceed on a gravel road through an electric gate (push button) for approx. 2,8 kms to the Kariega Game Reserve and Settlers Drift entrance gate.

•You will be met by a gate guard and given directions to the jetty and carports.

•At the jetty you will be met by one of the Settlers Drift game rangers, who will then transfer you to the lodge by boat, which will take approx. 30 minutes.

Instructions for guests who are late for the boat transfer:

Once you have arrived at the Settlers Drift turnoff please proceed as follows:

•Proceed on a gravel road through an electric gate (push button) for approx. 2,8 kms to the Kariega Game Reserve and Settlers Drift entrance gate.

•You will be met by a gate guard and given directions to proceed for another approx. 6.5 kms to the lodge.



General Information For Guests

The spacious tented suites each have an opulent bedroom and living area, a full bathroom with indoor/outdoor showers, a hair dryer, air conditioning, overhead fan, room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, a mini-bar, and a private viewing deck.

Facilities at the lodge include a restaurant, bar, wine cellar, spacious guest decks, a pool, boma, curio shop, and a library.

Spa treatments are available.

Activities available include morning and evening game drives, walking safaris, fishing, and river safari trips.

The lodge offers internet connectivity in the main lodge area only.

A laundry service is also available (additional cost).

Your rate also includes a compulsory Conservation and Community Levy - this contribution will aid conservation efforts as well as the anti-poaching unit and community projects.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided bush walks. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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