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On Safari at Settlers Drift Lodge


Kariega Game Reserve is delighted that our premier lodge, Settlers Drift, was featured as one of the most sought after, South African, safari destinations in season 1 of the award-winning TV series, On Safari.

On Safari, winner of the Gold Award in the Adventure, Expeditions & Travel category at the 2021 International Tourism Film Festival (ITFF), follows Ghanaian born, actress and TV Personality Sika Osei, on a journey into the heart of the African Wild and showcases a diversity of World-acclaimed Game Reserves in South Africa alongside the splendour of spectacular Wildlife scenes.

It is a great series to wet the appetite of any aspirant traveller or adventure seeker contemplating an African Safari, giving incredible detail and visual information on what each Game Reserve and Lodge has to offer. Settlers Drift Lodge at Kariega Game Reserve is the focus of episode 5.

Settlers Drift Is A Top Safari Lodge in the Eastern Cape

Settlers Drift is one of the top Safari lodges in the Eastern Cape of South African, located in a remote and untouched part of Kariega Game Reserve’s 10 000 hectare protected wilderness.

Kariega Game Reserve

Settlers Drift offers a unique tented safari combined with 5-star luxury.

The lodge consists of 9 spacious tented suites, each with stunning views and secluded viewing decks.

Settlers Drift Tented Lodge

Kariega's Settlers Drift Lodge has nine private suites

Kariega Settlers Drift suites are secluded and private

The decor boasts under-stated elegance and luxury.

Kariega Settlers Suite Decor

Gazing down from the decks overlooking the Bushman’s 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 river.

Settlers Drift Pool

The luxuriously appointed and perfectly positioned tented lodge delivers the ultimate guest experience.

Kariega Settlers Drift Safari

What Do Guests Say About Settlers Drift?

Here is what some of our recent guests had to say about their Settlers Drift safari.

Beautiful, authentic game reserve

"We enjoyed a weekend of breathtaking beauty on Kariega, at Settlers' Drift. Our accommodation was simply exquisite, designed to make one feel part of nature. The reserve has hills and valleys and open plains - a sight to behold, with lush vegetation, and a river on which we had a cruise. Our guide was knowledgeable and took us to the most awesome wild sightings. Staff were attentive and friendly, food was very good."

Settlers Drift - Worth the Experience

"I had a wonderful time at Settlers Drift for my birthday weekend. Everything was amazing, from the staff to the food, to the game drive to the room. Kariega is truly truly worth it! I can’t wait to go again and stay longer next time."

Book Your Settlers Drift Safari

After 18 months of travel restrictions and being cooped up, now is the perfect time to book your African safari as a necessary and instant cure for your Covid-19 hangover. Fresh air, wild open spaces and an abundance of bird and animal life is exactly what the doctor has ordered!

We hope that you choose Settlers Drift is your perfect safari destination.

Our friendly and helpful reservations team are always on standby to answer your questions and make your safari dreams a reality. Please contact us at or call +27 (0) 46 636 7904/5/6.