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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Just returned from 4 night stay at River Lodge and our first visit to South Africa. Chose Kareiga based on travel agent recommendation (smaller than Kruger so more likely to see something) and were not disappointed. River Lodge is fairly small max about 20 people so intimate and friendly, setting next to the river is lovely with decking to sit...

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2015

My friend and I stayed for 6 nights at River Lodge (following 6 nights at Ukhosi Lodge). Most people stay here for about 3 nights as a finale to their South African holiday. We were interested to see if we would continue to be surprised and excited and we were not disappointed! The Lodge is in a very special position,...

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We arrived at Kariega River Lodge and found it very different to our previous game reserve at Shamwari. This one is situated along the Bushman River with the main building opening onto decking with seating to watch life on the river. There are also speed boats to take you on a trip down to the beach at Kenton-on-Sea. Be prepared...

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1Thank Gwen C
Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Our stay at River Lodge was the finale to a birthday/anniversary trip around South Africa and turned out to be a highlight. Staff at the lodge are friendly and welcoming and we felt very spoilt. Rooms are huge and the rustic style bathrooms were delightful. Our guide, Victor, took us out twice each day. He was always cheerful and patiently...

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

Hi Terry, Thank you so much for your lovely review of you stay with us at River Lodge. We have passed on your thanks and comments to Victor and agree that he is a fabulous guide. We are so glad to read that you fell in love with South Africa and Kariega during your holiday. We love both too! We...

Horley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We've just returned from an amazing holiday at Kariega Game Reserve (River Lodge). The staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and getting the most from our visit. We stayed for a week and despite a very rainy first few days the whole holiday was very enjoyable. Victor was our guide for the week and...

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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Warm welcome from the minute we arrived, friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. Excellent game drives however very weather defendant at this time of year, we were not able to see all aspects due to heavy rainfalls. Food & Dink was great and lots of it!

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

Thank you so much for your great review of your stay with us at River Lodge. We are sorry about the rain although it is great for the vegetation and wildlife! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our hospitality, food and beverages. We really try to ensure that all our guests have a great safari experience. We hope to...

Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We had a wonderful weekend at the River Lodge with top class accommodation, service and meals. The game drives were amazing and we had close encounters with 4 of the big 5 as well as many other animals. We really couldn't ask for a better weekend away.

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Ely, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 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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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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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: RM2,688 - RM3,956 (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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