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Reviews of Kariega Game Reserve Main Lodge 4 stars

Off the R343, 6191 Kenton on Sea, South Africa

#5 of 10 hotels in Kenton on Sea

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Review score

Based on 45 hotel reviews

9.0

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.1

  • Comfort

    9.2

  • Location

    9.3

  • Facilities

    8.7

  • Staff

    9.3

  • Value for money

    8.2

  • Free WiFi

    5.8

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  • Reviewed: 18 May 2018

    10
    Great game drives with our guide Trust, incredible what we...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • One-Bedroom Chalet
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Wifi in the cabins would be nice

    Great game drives with our guide Trust, incredible what we saw on just two drives. Good food and really pleasant lodge.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 July 2017

    10
    A splendid safari
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • One-Bedroom Chalet
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The lounge area is a bit too open for the winter cold despite there being two fireplaces. Cold draughts whipped in at times and the only partially enclosed section had no fireplace.

    The game drives were as varied as the topography- hills on one side with the predators and open savanna on the other with the gazelle,giraffe etc. Our guide was most informative and observant of what we wanted to catch a glimpse of! The dining area was comfortable with fires burning during the early mornings and evenings. The food was more than plentiful with choices to meet every kind of palette! Bungalows were expansive, comfortable with wonderful verandas overlooking the mountain and alley below!

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2016

    7.5
    Nice place, but some things are a hit-or-miss
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Chalet
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The one major issue I noticed was that our game drives were short. Like around 2 hours at the most. We noticed that the information pack stated that the game drives were supposed to last from 3-3 1/2 hours, but none of our drives lasted that long. We were usually the first ones to return from the drives, so I guess we drew the short straw when it comes to the rangers! The lunch and dinner options are somewhat limited, and good luck if you are a vegetarian (not that I am....)

    We stayed at Kariega Reserve for three nights in September. There was a mix-up with our reservation so our room was not ready when we arrived, but it was sorted out pretty quickly by the staff at reception. There was what seemed like a bar of used soap in our room, and a damp towel. When we called reception to inquire about this, the lady who answered said "you should be able to figure out if it used or not". I don't want to nitpick, but ideally, this is not the way to respond to a polite question, let alone a question raised by a guest at your hotel. Anyway, as far as the room is concerned, it has your basic creature comforts. I wouldn't rate it as the most luxurious hotel we have stayed in, but then you are in the middle of what is practically a jungle. We had some pretty memorable animal sightings, so that made up for the slightly mixed experience with regard to the facilities.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2018

    10
    Best holiday we have ever had. We will be back
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Three-Bedroom Chalet
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Excellent guides and staff. Great safari experience

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 June 2018

    10
    Unforgettable experience
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Three-Bedroom Chalet
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great accommodation, beautiful surroundings. Outstanding knowledgeable staff (Bianca), good and a lot ot food

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 April 2018

    7.9
    The view from the property was excellent.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Three-Bedroom Chalet
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The view from the property was excellent. The staff were very helpful and the variety of animals to see on safari was great.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 January 2018

    7.9
    Great guides and a good chance to see many animals
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Chalet
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great guides and a good chance to see many animals

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 December 2017

    8.8
    The game drive and the restaurant stuff were excellent.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Chalet
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    We lost cash after our room was cleaned. We reported this to lodge management.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 February 2017

    10
    Perfect
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Chalet
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything was excellent

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 November 2016

    10
    What else?
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Chalet
    • Stayed 2 nights

    realy nothing

    An excelent nice situated Camp with good meal, very kindly and competent staff, individuell arranged tours in the wildernes.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2016

    8.8
    Face to face with elephants...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Chalet
    • Stayed 1 night

    Sadly both TV an phone werent working and didnt get repairs when we complained.

    The food - the Safari - tours were excellent

    Stayed in September 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 11 May 2016

    7.9
    Reserve has good variety of landscapes with high probability...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Food was basic and dissapointed plunge pool was unheated so couldn't use

    Reserve has good variety of landscapes with high probability of spotting on each game drive

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2016

    8.8
    Buffet was quite good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Air conditioner was leaking on the bed.

    Buffet was quite good. Staff were super friendly. If you are looking for a "real" safari I would go somewhere else; good experience but "safari light".

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2015

    9.6
    We really enjoyed the all-inclusive likely...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We didn't like our time limitations. We'll try to come again, hopefully!

    We really enjoyed the all-inclusive likely "package". Perfect organized stay, starting at the main entrance. Very nice, relaxing and very educating game drives - thanks a lot Met!

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