Settler's Drift


Five-star luxury in the untouched Kariega wilderness

Settler’s Drift lies in an untouched part of the Kariega wilderness and gazes down at the meandering Bushman’s River. Surrounded by riverine forest, valley bushveld, and fynbos, the lodge provides discerning travellers with a remote hideaway that doesn’t compromise on luxury. 
Located within the Kariega Game Reserve, Settlers Drift is the ideal base from which to explore the 10,000ha malaria-free area. Twice-daily game drives reveal sightings of the Big 5 – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo – along with 20 other species of game seen roaming the savannah grasslands and acacia woodlands. Take a boat cruise along the Kariega River, keeping an eye out for its abundant birdlife, or enjoy a quiet paddle down the Bushman’s River in one of Settler’s Drift’s kayaks.
The lodge’s Tented Suites come with a spacious bedroom and living area, full bathroom, indoor as well as outdoor shower, and a private viewing deck which offers resplendent views of the valley. Settler’s Drift has seamlessly blended five-star luxury with Kariega’s natural rugged beauty. The spa provides rejuvenation; while the restaurant, bar, and wine cellar will surely entice gourmands.   
  • In a remote part of the Kariega wilderness
  • The 10,000ha Kariega Game Reserve is a malaria-free area
  • Twice-daily game drives provide guests with sightings of 25 different game species including the Big 5
  • Boat cruise along the Kariega River or paddling on the Bushman’s River
  • 9 Tented Suites feature a spacious bedroom and living area, indoor as well as outdoor shower, and a private viewing deck
Big 5 Restaurant on premises Safari destination Secure parking Spa Swimming pool WIFI


Settler's Drift
Kariega Game Reserve
Garden Route
South Africa

Settler’s Drift is surrounded by riverine forest, fynbos, and valley bushveld, and is located in an untouched part of the Kariega wilderness. The lodge promises a remote yet luxurious hideaway in the malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve, home to 10,000ha of game including the Big 5, and an abundance of riverine birdlife.

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