Overview of Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift)

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Outdoor pool, an infinity pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
1 bedroom, premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape10 min walk
    Popular LocationMosaic Studio13 min drive
    Popular LocationKenton Marina14 min drive

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About this area

Kenton on Sea

Located in Kenton on Sea, Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift) is in a rural area and on a river. While the natural beauty of Addo Elephant National Park and Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Kenton Marina.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape - 10 min walk
  • Mosaic Studio - 13 min drive
  • Kenton Marina - 14 min drive
  • Kenton on Sea Beach - 14 min drive
  • Lalibela Game Reserve - 55 min drive


  • Nanaga Farm Stall Restaurant and Bakery - 10 min drive

About this property

Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift)

All-Inclusive lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this lodge. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include spa services, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. All 9 rooms boast fireplaces and deep soaking bathtubs, while including thoughtful touches such as free minibar items and bathrobes. Guests will also find complimentary wireless Internet access, furnished patios and separate living rooms.
Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift) offers 9 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with fireplaces and free minibar items. Rooms open to furnished patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Beds feature premium bedding. This Kenton on Sea lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include facials and manicures and pedicures.

All-inclusive details

This lodge is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 10 AM–11 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Infinity pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Safari
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Separate living room


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices available


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bathrobes
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area



Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 10 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 10 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 150 per person, per night.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

Children 10 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Kariega Game Reserve Settlers Drift Safari Port Elizabeth
Kariega Game Reserve Settlers Drift Port Elizabeth
Kariega Game Reserve Settlers Drift All Inclusive Lodge
Kariega Game Reserve Settlers Drift All Inclusive Kenton on Sea
Kariega Game Reserve Settlers Drift All Inclusive
Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift) All Inclusive
Kariega Game Reserve Settlers
Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift) Lodge
Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift) Kenton on Sea
Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift) All Inclusive
Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift) Lodge Kenton on Sea

Frequently asked questions

Does Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift) have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool types include infinity pools.
Is Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift) pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift)?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift)?
Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift)?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift) provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift)?
Yes, the property is all-inclusive.
Where is Kariega Game Reserve (Settlers Drift) located?
Situated on the riverfront, this all-inclusive lodge is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape and within 12 miles (20 km) of Addo Elephant National Park and Mosaic Studio. Kenton on Sea Beach and Kenton Marina are also within 12 miles (20 km).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Best place!
Amazing place. Rooms are beautiful and the rangers put so much effort into making it the most special experience you’ll ever have on safari. Drives are amazing and you feel that everyone cares so much. Loved it- wish we were still there!! Special thanks to our ranger Wayne who was superb!!
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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A very, very special experience! Game drives wonderful, accommodation superb and every effort made to make stay memorable... with complete success.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2018

5/5 Excellent

Great Experience, beautiful lodge
An amazing hotel with great staff, highly recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018

5/5 Excellent

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Thank You for making our honeymoon Settlers Drift
We chose to stay at Settler’s Drift as part of our honeymoon, and we were treated like King and Queen from start to finish - it was amazing! Each suite was huge, monkeys were outside the glass-walled shower. The safaris morning and evening were incredible,each time we saw something new or rare but our safari ranger knew where to find them and each of our requests to see a certain creature was fulfilled within the 3 days we were there. Greeted back after each safari with a hot towel and a drink, and having the best trucks which held 6 people maximum complete with blankets and drinks was incredible and felt very exclusive. We even were treated as a surprise to a private meal in a private room one evening, and the other nights were spent with others and our ranger Louis who was great company and had amazing knowledge for someone of his age. The food and drink was amazing, and the service second to none. We’d recommend this to everyone, it was One of the best experiences of our lives!
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2017

5/5 Excellent

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AMAZING game reserve
This was a fabulous experience for me and my husband. You are treated like you are special and have such great food and game reserves.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2017

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