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Ely, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Had a two night stay here at the end of our time in S Africa. After a relatively dull sundowner game drive at Addo, this place was a revelation, as was Rosie our marvellous game ranger. Our first close encounter with the wildlife (a boomslang in the reception lobby roof!) twas a bit unnerving but what followed was unforgettable. TLions,...

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5Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 25 April 2015

We spent three nights here and it was an amazing experience. First class accommodation and the lodge (River Lodge) was in a wonderful setting. The staff were all very attentive and thought of everything!

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South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 22 April 2015

My daughter and I went to the Kariega River Lodge in August, 2014. The safari was all inclusive and room and food was unbelievable in quality. The pictures on their web site are very accurate. The weather was great in August, no snakes or bugs. Our guide was Wayne and he was a wonderfully friendly young man with impressive knowledge...

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Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Awesome place...we felt like in a different world. The staff took care of everything, the food was awesome and The safaris just Great. Bianca our guide had a lot of information about the different animals. Also The rivercruise is very recommandable. Perfect holidays

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3Thank Frank S
Hamburg, Deutschland
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We spent two nights in the River Lodge and we really had a great time. The lodge is situated right by the Bushmans River in the southeast Kariega Game Reserve. Upon arrival, we were expected by the friendly staff who took care of our bags and parked the car. We had a suite with river view which we liked very...

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
Reviewed 8 March 2015

It was nice and good place to explore the animals. Accommodation spaces was good, clean and cozy. Breakfast GOOD, restaurant menu also good. Safar guide great, he know lot of those animals what we see. You have two safar for a day, first early mornin and secon afternoon. Only surprising thing was that tip culture. Than lodge is all- in...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tuomo, Thank you so much for adding your review in both English and Finnish. We really appreciate you sharing your feedback on your stay on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our hospitality and your safari's. We are so sorry that you felt uncomfortable about the tipping. This is standard across all safari experiences in Africa but...

Farnham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2015

The service offered by the Kariega private game reserve was of the highest quality. The staff were cheerful and apparently pleased to serve; the food was gourmet in quality and gourmand in quantity ... kudu steaks, impala, as well as more usual meats, and plenty for the vegetarian. The accommodation, individual suites in a local style, could scarcely have been...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Roy, What a delight to read about your safari and stay with us at River Lodge. I can imagine how you felt and you describe your experience so eloquently! A safari at Kariega is certainly different from the wide open plains of east Africa. We are so glad the wildlife and close-encounter experiences were a delight! Thank you for...

Reviewed 9 January 2015

We spent 3 night including New Years Eve in Kariega River Lodge. The food was excellent, as was the general service. Nice little shop. Guiding was brilliant by Anthony. Room large with beautiful bathroom, Nespresso and all inclusive drinks. Great variety of game viewing by Land Cruiser as well as boat. Negative was only the fact that the lodge is...

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Bronwen d, Manager at Kariega River Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Martin, Thank you so much for your review of your stay at River Lodge. We are pleased to read that you rated your stay so highly but we do want to be excellent! All rivers in South Africa have to allow public access and the upper reaches of the Bushman's River is no different, particularly at peak holiday season...

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2015

My wife and I, and two other couples, spent three nights at Kariega River Lodge in November. It was superb! It was, to me, the perfect blend of great service and friendly informality. Our room was a very luxurious thatched suite right next to the river about five minutes walk from the main lodge, but we didn't have to walk...

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Bristol
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

We are honeymooners from the UK and stayed for 2 nights at Kariega. We stayed in the Zebra Lodge at River lodge. From the moment we arrived we were met with a hot flannel and a nice cool drink. The service stayed this good the whole trip. Our room was beautiful and private with a river view. The food and...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Kariega River Lodge

Address: R 343 | Kenton, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: ₹ 41,820 - ₹ 53,807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kariega River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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River Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
River Hotel Kariega Game Reserve
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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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