Kariega Game Reserve - Settlers Drift


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Family owned and operated, Kariega stretches across 10,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness in the picturesque Kariega and Bushmans River Valleys. Each day, join a skilled ranger for close up game viewing of the Big Five as well as a multitude of other wildlife, a stunning array of fauna, flora and abundant birdlife.  Guests also have the option to join a guided bush walk for the chance to stroll amongst more than 25 species of game and birds. River cruises are also on offer, or you can take one of the canoes for a leisurely paddle down the rivers and watch in blissful silence as the river birds and animals go about their daily business. Four unique lodges, differing in price and luxury, combined with excellent facilities and breathtaking vistas over the hills, valleys and rivers below, ensures Kariega Game Reserve is the perfect destination for a spectacular wildlife experience. Settlers Drift is located in a remote and untouched part of the Kariega wilderness to offer a unique tented safari wth 5-star luxury. Gazing down from the dekcs overlooking the Bushmans 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 rive. The luxuriously appointed and perfectly positioned lodge delivers the ultimate guest experience.


  • 9 tented suites
  • indoor/outdoor dining
  • lounge
  • swimming pool
  • canoeing
  • river fishing
  • guided bush walks
  • river cruises
  • wellness centre


In tented suites with indoor/outdoor shower, free-standing bath, opulent bedroom, living area, mini bar, safe and viewing deck.


Breakfast, lunch, dinner and selected local beverages.


1½ hours from Port Elizabeth airport


A conservation & community levy of R150 per adult per night payable locally.

from £379 per person per night
  • All Inclusive

Premier offers for Kariega Game Reserve - Settlers Drift

Premier Plus

15% Room discount

01 May-31 Jul 22 if you stay at least 3 nights.

FREE mini bar


Receive a bottle of sparkling wine and if you stay 3 nights receive a free spa treatment up to R500 per person.

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