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Bush dinner,Samara Private Game reserve, Eastern Cape Game Reserves, South Africa

Samara Karoo Lodge


Below is some of the wonderful accommodation to include on your journey.

Kariega Game Reserve £££££

  • South Africa
  • Safari Lodge

Kariega Private Game Reserve is situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, just a few hours drive from the garden route and the beaches of Plettenberg Bay. Kariega offers the ideal big 5 safari culmination of a Cape Town and Garden Route holiday. Five individual lodges offer something of every visitor. The newly opened adult-only Settlers Drift Lodge is situated in an untouched part of the reserve and offers contemporary Safari tented style and world-class service. Just 9 tents with stunning views and opulent furnishings.

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Kichaka Private Game Lodge £££££

  • South Africa
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape Province, Kichaka Private Game Lodge is set between two streams in a lush bushveld valley, overlooking a large water hole which attracts the big 5. Constructed entirely of stone and thatch thus blending in seamlessly with the natural surroundings, Kichaka offers only 10 comfortable suites. Named after the indigenous vegetation each suite lies in a secluded setting ensuring privacy and space. Suites are connected to the main lodge by walkways winding through the natural bush to a magnificent viewing deck, a wine cellar, rim-flow pool and massage and beauty treatments in the Wellness Suite. Activities offered at Kichaka include morning and afternoon game drives as well as bush walks on request.

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An excellent holiday well organised with personal help from Illona. Always available to answer my questions. Everything worked like clockwork whilst in South Africa.

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