Kariega Aerial View
Kariega Settlers Drift African Boma
Kariega Settlers Drift Bedroom
Kariega Settlers Drift Bathroom
Kariega Settlers Drift Fireplace
Kariega Settlers Drift Sitting Area
Sky View of Kariega River
Kariega Settlers Drift
Settlers Drift

Located in a remote and untouched part of the Kariega wilderness, 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. 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. The luxuriously appointed and perfectly positioned tented lodge delivers the ultimate guest experience.

Safari Lodge Facilities

Restaurant, bar, wine cellar, spacious decks, pool, boma, curio shop, library and spa treatments.

Tented Safari Suites

9 spacious tented suites (110m²) – each with an opulent bedroom and living area, full bathroom, indoor/outdoor shower, mini-bar and private viewing deck.

Rates Include

  • Safari drive twice daily
  • River cruises and guided bush walks
  • Fishing and canoeing
  • All meals and selected beverages
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Luxury tented suite with king-size bed (twin or double)
  • Complete privacy
  • Wood burning stove
  • Private viewing deck
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Indoor/outdoor shower and contemporary free-standing bath
  • Double vanity basin
  • Air-conditioning and overhead fan
  • Internet connectivity (both in lodge & suites)
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone

Availabilty & Rates

High Season 01 October 2019 - 17 December 2019 R10,300
Peak Season 18 December 2019 - 10 January 2020 R11,300
High Season 11 January 2020 - 31 January 2020 R11,200
Peak Season 01 February 2020 - 28 February 2020 R11,950
High Season 01 March 2020 - 30 April 2020 R11,200
Low Season 01 May 2020 - 30 May 2020 R8,400
High Season 01 October 2020 - 17 December 2020 R11,200
Peak Season 18 December 2020 - 10 January 2021 R11,950
  • Per person per night sharing (+50% single supplement)
  • Fully inclusive (all meals, selected beverages, morning and evening game drives and other game activities)
  • No children 10 years and under (11 years & older pay adult rate)
  • Excludes Kariega Foundation conservation & community levy of R130 per guest per night (R150 per guest per night from 1 January 2020).

    Guest Reviews

  • Avatar026

    Our three day stay here was amazing and beautiful. The staff, especially our ranger Archie, were so professional yet friendly. Archie put himself out to make sure we had to best game drives. The rooms are luxurious with everything you need. The evening meals were entertaining as the chef created a different menu each evening and presented this to you like a wonderful story. Definitely on our list to return.

Settlers Drift Video
Kariega Settlers Drift Safari Lodge