Kariega Aerial View
Kariega Settlers Drift African Boma
Kariega Settlers Drift Bedroom
Kariega Settlers Drift Bathroom
Kariega Settlers Drift Fireplace
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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

Low Season 01 May 2022 - 31 August 2022 R8,900
High Season 01 September 2022 - 17 December 2022 R11,900
Peak Season 18 December 2022 - 10 January 2023 R12,600
High Season 11 January 2023 - 30 April 2023 R13,500
Low Season 01 May 2023 - 31 August 2023 R9,900
High Season 01 September 2023 - 19 December 2023 R13,500
Peak Season 20 December 2023 - 10 January 2024 R14,400
High Season 11 January 2024 - 30 April 2024 R14,300
  • 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 R150 per guest per night (from 11 Jan 2023 this will be R170 per adult per night, R85 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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    DavidlLoretta

    Three night stay of pure luxury and so fun. Service, room, food (inclusive) unsurpassed - everyone so nice. Our guide Louie - wonderful each ride and walk a new adventure seemingly tailor made for us.

Settlers Drift Video
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