Overview of Kariega Settlers Drift

The Kariega Game Reserve comprises 10 000 hectares of pristine southern afrotemperate forest in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. Malaria-free and a good way to top off a self-drive holiday along the scenic coastal Garden Route, Kariega has a range of accommodation, the most contemporary of which is Settlers Drift.

A modern tented camp that uses minimalist furnishings, monochrome colours and the textures of nature – think rock, stone, timber and metal – Settlers Drift consists of only nine very spacious suites, each with large living areas, outdoors showers and private decks. Not suitable for children under 10, Settlers Drift is, however, ideal for honeymooners who want a luxurious Big 5 experience. Discreet spa treatments are offered in a beautiful open-air setting.

Those keen on game viewing will not be disappointed: Kariega is home to more than 25 species of game (including giraffe) and nearly 300 types of birds, like fish, martial and crowned eagles. In addition to traditional morning and afternoon game drives, there are cruises and canoeing on the Bushman’s and Kariega Rivers, and guided bush walks. The dramatic landscape encompasses five different ecosystems, making for diverse scenery and exciting photographs when out on a drive.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/05/2024 - 31/08/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $590
01/09/2024 - 19/12/2024 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $795
20/12/2024 - 30/04/2025 Fully Inclusive (All Meals, Selected Beverages) $855

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Excellent malaria-free Big 5 game viewing
  • Canoeing, boating and guided bush walks
  • Swimming pool and spa sala
  • Contemporary design that resonates with nature
  • Perfect for Garden Route self-drivers and honeymooners
Canoeing

Canoeing

Fishing

Fishing

Game drives

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walking safaris

River cruises

River cruises

Rooms at Kariega Settlers Drift

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Luxury Tent

    There are nine spacious tented suites at Settlers Drift, each with an en suite bathroom and a fireplace. All open up onto sunny balconies with tranquil views over the verdant Eastern Cape landscape. Bathrooms have double vanities, tubs with views and outdoor showers. Décor is modern and minimalist, with crisp white linen covering the king-sized beds and ceiling fans in place for the summer months.

    Children aged 11 to 16 are permitted to share their parents’ suite. Wi-Fi is available in the rooms.

    General Facilities

    Settlers Drift has an outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool for sunny days and a peaceful sala where spa treatments are undertaken. There is satellite television in the main lodge area.

    A safari shop caters for those ‘I forgot to pack…’ and ‘need to buy a gift for…’ purchases, and there is a private laundry facility.

    Bar

    Bar

    Beauty therapist

    Beauty therapist

    Boma

    Boma

    Curio shop

    Curio shop

    Library

    Library

    Restaurant

    Restaurant

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available

    Wi-Fi available

    Wine cellar

    Wine cellar

    Dining

    There is a full bar with sweeping views of the valley below, a well-stocked wine cellar and a private dining table near the cellar that is warmed by a roaring wood-burning fireplace. You can choose to dine at separate tables in the airy and light dining room, or outdoors at the pool area.

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    Traveller Reviews

    • KP

      For the ultimate luxury tented experience in the Eastern Cape Region – look no further. This property is perfect for anyone looking for peaceful seclusion and a personalised, intimate safari.

      Kiah Preyer