Kariega Aerial View
Kariega Settlers Drift Deck
Kariega Settlers Drift Bedroom
Kariega Settlers Drift Bathroom
Kariega Settlers Drift lodge interior
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
  • WiFi/Internet connectivity (in lodge and suites)
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone

Availabilty & Rates

Low Season 01 May 2024 - 31 August 2024 R10,800
High Season 01 September 2024 - 19 December 2024 R14,600
Peak Season 20 December 2024 - 10 January 2025 R15,700
High Season 11 January 2025 - 30 April 2025 R15,700
Low Season 01 May 2025 - 31 August 2025 R12,000
High Season 01 September 2025 - 19 December 2025 R15,700
Peak Season 20 December 2025 - 10 January 2026 R16,800
High Season 11 January 2026 - 30 April 2026 R16,900
  • Per person per night sharing (+50% single supplement)
  • Fully inclusive (all meals, selected beverages, morning and evening game drives and other game activities)
  • Excludes Kariega Foundation conservation & community levy of R170 per adult per night, R85 per child per night for children aged 10 to 12 years to 10 January 2025.  From 11 January 2025: R250 per adult per night, R125 per child per night for children aged 10 to 12 years.
  • No children under 10 years.

Children and third person rates:

  • Upon request a third person can be accommodated in a suite (extra bed)
  • 10 to 16 years (as third person sharing) – 50% of above per person sharing rate
  • 17 years and over (as third person sharing) – above per person sharing rate
  • Children (10 years and over) in own suite – pay full adult rate.

    Guest Reviews

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    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.

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