Directions

Main Reception - Main Lodge, Ukhozi Lodge & The Homestead

Travel the N2 from Cape Town along the Garden Route towards Grahamstown, and choose one of two alternative routes:

Route 1

The coastal route on the R72, via Alexandria to Kenton-on-Sea, where you turn inland and proceed 14 km on the R343.

Route 2

Proceed on the N2 towards Grahamstown for about 110km and turn right before reaching Grahamstown onto the tarred road (R343)to Kenton-on-Sea for a distance of 32km.


River Lodge Entrance

Travel from Port Elizabeth along the N2 towards Grahamstown for approximately 50 km and then take the Port Alfred turnoff, where you will then travel along the R72 towards Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred. The turnoff to River Lodge is signposted and is exactly 15 km beyond Alexandria.


Settlers Drift Lodge Entrance & Arrival Procedures

Travel from Port Elizabeth along the N2 towards Grahamstown for approximately 50 km and then take the Port Alfred turnoff, where you will then travel along the R72 towards Kenton-on-Sea and Port Alfred. The turnoff to Settlers Drift Luxury Tented Lodge is signposted and is exactly 10 km beyond Alexandria.

Boat transfer 

A boat transfer to Settlers Drift departs daily from the jetty at 13h30 (weather dependant) – therefore for guests to be able to enjoy this transfer, they must arrive at the gate by approx. 13h00.

Instructions for guests in time for the boat transfer

Once you have arrived at the Settlers Drift turnoff please proceed as follows:

  • Proceed on a gravel road through an electric gate (push button for intercom communication with the lodge) for approx. 2,8 kms to the Kariega Game Reserve and Settlers Drift entrance gate.
  • You will be met by a gate guard and given directions to the jetty and carports.
  • At the jetty you will be met by one of the Settlers Drift game rangers, who will then transfer you to the lodge by boat, which will take approx. 30 minutes.

Instructions for guests who are late for the boat transfer

Once you have arrived at the Settlers Drift turnoff please proceed as follows:

  • Proceed on a gravel road through an electric gate (push button for intercom communication with the lodge) for approx. 2,8 kms to the Kariega Game Reserve and Settlers Drift entrance gate.
  • You will be met by a gate guard and given directions to proceed for another approx. 6.5 kms to the lodge.

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GPS Co-Ordinates of the Reserve Gates

Main Lodge Gate 33° 34’ 47”S 26° 36’ 13”E
Ukhozi Lodge Gate 33° 34’ 47”S 26° 36’ 13”E
River Lodge Gate 33° 39’ 42”S 26° 33’ 40”E
Settlers Drift Gate 33° 38’ 54”S 26° 31’ 00”E
The Homestead Gate 33° 33’ 55”S 26° 33’ 48”E

Please note: 

When following directions from a GPS navigation device PLEASE DO NOT turn onto a gravel road. Please ignore any GPS navigation suggestions to travel on a gravel road. The only gravel road that you travel on is after you have entered our gates.

Directions Contact

If you need assistance please contact the reserve reception.

t: +27 (0)46 636 7904

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