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Settler’s Drift is a 5-star luxury tented lodge set amidst the Kariega Nature Reserve – a big five reserve - on South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Dotted with lanterns and roaring fires this unique camp is as welcoming to guests now as the land was to the original settlers in 1820.

Nine heated suites make up the lodge and all boast opulent living areas with ensuite bathrooms, indoor / outdoor showers and private viewing decks. Modern amenities like hairdryers are provided and WIFI is available in the main lodge.

The restaurant serves high quality local produce complemented by a fine range of South African vintages from the onsite wine cellar, while the bar and the library are perfect evening spots to regale fellow guests with the safari sightings of the day.

Facilities at Settler's include a spacious deck to observe sunset, a curio shop to purchase memorable gifts and access to the nearby Keriega Wellness Centre which offers an array of treatments and therapies, perfect for post safari relaxation.

The lodge's infinity pool has wonderful views across the valley where game roams, but for closer encounters, enjoy a 4x4 safari with an expert guide to explore the 10,000 hectares that make up the malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve.

Why We Love It

Returning to the lodge after a hard day's adventure, choosing a book from the library and curling up in front of the fire is really quite special.

Louise Fitzgerald, Original Traveller

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Isabel, Eleanor, Matt and Ra are our 'Settler's Drift' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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