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Kariega Settlers Drift

Kariega Settlers Drift

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127 Reviews
Guide Price £3,719 per person
Based on 16 August 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with South African Airways, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Luxury Safari Tent (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Remote and untouched

Settlers Drift is a 5-star luxury tented lodge located in a remote and untouched part of the Kariega wilderness, offering a unique tented safari combined with 5-star luxury. Gazing down from the deck overlooking the Bushmans river, it feels as if time has stood still as the last feet to have touched this remote valley were those of the 1820 settlers as they guided their wagons across the river. The lodge consists of 9 spacious tented suites offering opulent bedroom and living area, full bathroom, indoor/outdoor shower and private deck. The luxuriously appointed and perfectly positioned tented lodge delivers the ultimate guest experience.

  • Brand new lodge
  • Malaria free destination
  • Luxury tented lodges
  • Guided bush walks
  • Unique tented safari experience combined with luxury

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

National park
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:00
  • 9 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
Location Highlights

Kariega Settlers Drift

  • National park
  • Approx. 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport
127 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 126
  • Very Good 1
  • Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 10, 2018

Amazing place

Although I arrived two and a half hours delayed I was made most welcome. On the drive in we came across buffalo much to the consternation of the driver who wasn’t from settlers The roll call of wildlife carried on throughout the four nights I stayed there, some even coming right up to the indoor/ outdoor shower every time I went in there. Elephants giraffe lions zebra and the cutest baby rhino were found ably by Josh whose breadth of knowledge about the life, including the bird life and flora of the area was amazing. He even could give explanations about the stars ( which were glorious) This place is outstanding. Sympathetically set in the bush but gloriously comfortable. Nothing is too much trouble. You are told that you are a guest in their home and it really feels like it. To come back from a superb dinner to a lot log burner lit, the tented suite quiet except for the animal noises and know you’re going to get up close and personal to those majestic animals tomorrow makes one realise just how lucky you are and that it’s worth going to work, to be able to come again.
Apr 18, 2018

What an experience at the settlers

London, United Kingdom

We stayed fo one night / 24hrs arrived at the gate in our transfer car and on the drive to the lodge we saw so many animals , we were greeted at the settlers by the manager who gave us a guided tour of settlers 5 star set up , we wernt disappointed . Our tented lodge no 1 , was huge all on one level with a view to die for , huge bed free standing bath you could even open the glass shower doors and shower in the bush , wood burning fire if req, air con if req , well stocked fridge . We did both the game drives 4pm till 8pm and 6am till 10am and what an experience they both were lions elephants giraffes buffalo zebra wildebeast warthogs even a secretary bird put in a show .kudu all sorts of antelope , our ranger louis was great the longest serving ranger there so much knowledge about the reserve. I would recomend the settlers to anyone .
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Kariega Settlers Drift

Facilities

Guided bush walks

Guided bush walks can be enjoyed on a variety of well marked trails which are predator free. Guests can experience walking safely amongst many species of game and a variety of bird life.

Safari Game Drives

Enjoy game viewing at this luxury private malaria free game reserve with an experienced game driver where hopefully you will get the chance to spot one of the 25 species of game including lion, rhino, zebra and buffalo and more than 280 species of bird on the reserve. River cruises can also be enjoyed along the Bushman's river.

Canoeing

Take out one of the canoes and paddle down either the Kariega or the Bushman's River whilst watching the river birds and animals go about their daily business and taking in the spectacular views.

Library

Relax and enjoy quiet time in the library after a busy day on safari.

Swimming Pool

Enjoy a relaxing swim in the pool.

Wellness Centre and Gym

Situated at the Kariega Main Lodge, guests from all the lodges can enjoy the Wellness Centre which has two treatment rooms and a gym.

Curio Shop

Purchase exquisite souvenirs to remember your experience at the Curio Shop.

Kariega Settlers Drift

Room Types

Luxury Tented Suite

Each of the 9 spacious tents are 110 m², offering opulent bedroom and living area, full bathroom, indoor/outdoor shower and your own private deck. Each tent is perfectly positioned to offer the ultimate guest experience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
Kariega Settlers Drift

Food & Drink

Bar

Enjoy a relaxing drink at the bar after a day of game viewing.

Restaurant

Guests can enjoy local African cuisine at the restaurant.

Boma

Enjoy a well deserved drink at the Boma. Relax and take in the outstanding views as the sun sets.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

Board basis includes all meals and twice daily safari game drives. Beverages are excluded.

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