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Kariega Private Game Reserve

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.

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Hotel Category
Location Type
National park
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Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
  • Check-out Time:
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Kariega Private Game Reserve

  • National park
  • Approx. 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth Airport
  • The Eastern Cape is a malaria-free destination, so ideal for families
Kariega Private Game Reserve


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.


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.


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

Curio Shop

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

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.

Kariega Private Game Reserve

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 Private Game Reserve

Food & Drink

Wine Cellar


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


Guests can enjoy local African cuisine at the restaurant.


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

Board Basis Options

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