Settlers Drift

Settlers Drift

Kariega Game Reserve

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Settlers Drift

Kariega Game Reserve


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Located in a remote and untouched part of the Big 5 Kariega Game Reserve, Settlers Drift offers a unique tented safari combined with 5* luxury.

This malaria-free game reserve incorporates 10,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, as well as 2 abundant rivers - the Kariega and the Bushman's rivers.

Daily game drives in open game drive vehicles get you close up to Africa's Big 5 - lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard - as well as multitudes of other South African wildlife. Guests can also enjoy river cruises and guided bush walks.

The main lodge area has a restaurant, bar, wine cellar, a swimming pool, a boma, curio shop and a library.

Inbetween game drives, relax in the Sala and enjoy a relaxing spa treatment.

The lodge consists of 9 spacious tented suites, each with stunning views and secluded viewing decks. Each suite offers an opulent bedroom and living area, full bathroom, indoor/outdoor shower, mini-bar and private viewing deck.

Gazing down from your deck 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.

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Suite
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 October 2020 to 17 December 2020 GBP 493 USD 621 ZAR 10,097 EUR 542 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
18 December 2020 to 10 January 2021 GBP 526 USD 662 ZAR 10,775 EUR 578 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
11 January 2021 to 31 January 2021 GBP 493 USD 621 ZAR 10,097 EUR 542 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 February 2021 to 28 February 2021 GBP 526 USD 662 ZAR 10,775 EUR 578 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 March 2021 to 30 April 2021 GBP 493 USD 621 ZAR 10,097 EUR 542 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 May 2021 to 30 June 2021 GBP 391 USD 493 ZAR 8,024 EUR 431 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-3)1 to 3 nights
1 May 2021 to 30 June 2021 GBP 391 USD 493 ZAR 8,024 EUR 431 per person sharingStay Pay (4/3)4+ nights
1 July 2021 to 31 August 2021 GBP 391 USD 493 ZAR 8,024 EUR 431 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 September 2021 to 17 December 2021 GBP 523 USD 659 ZAR 10,729 EUR 576 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
18 December 2021 to 31 December 2021 GBP 554 USD 698 ZAR 11,360 EUR 610 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Kariega Conservation Levy (pppn)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2020 to 10 January 2021 GBP 7 USD 9 ZAR 150 EUR 8 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

All meals; selected beverages; the Conservation and Community Levy; morning and evening game drives; and other game activities are included.


Children Policy

Children aged 11 years and older are welcome. Full adult rates apply.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided bush walks. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.



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Settlers Drift Location.

Directions For Drivers

ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTIONS TO SETTLERS DRIFT

Travel along the N2 from Port Elizabeth towards Grahamstown and take the R72 turn-off towards Port Alfred via Alexandria. The turnoff to Settlers Drift is signposted and is 10 kms 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 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 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.



General Information For Guests

The spacious tented suites each have an opulent bedroom and living area, a full bathroom with indoor/outdoor showers, a hair dryer, air conditioning, overhead fan, room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, a mini-bar, and a private viewing deck.

Facilities at the lodge include a restaurant, bar, wine cellar, spacious guest decks, a pool, boma, curio shop, and a library.

Spa treatments are available.

Activities available include morning and evening game drives, walking safaris, fishing, and river safari trips.

The lodge offers internet connectivity in the main lodge area only.

A laundry service is also available (additional cost).

Your rate also includes a compulsory Conservation and Community Levy - this contribution will aid conservation efforts as well as the anti-poaching unit and community projects.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided bush walks. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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