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- Kariega Ukhozi Lodge, Lodge Suite
- Kariega Ukhozi Lodge, Activiteiten
- Kariega Game Reserve, Safari
- Kariega Ukhozi Lodge
Over Kariega Game Reserve Ukhozi Lodge
Dit 9000 hectare grote wildreservaat ligt op 90 minuten rijden van Port Elizabeth en is eigenlijk een stukje verlenging van de Tuinroute. Naast de echte 'Big Five' vindt u in dit gebied een enorme verscheidenheid aan flora en fauna. U kunt u op 'game drive', maar ook mountainbiken of kanoën op een van de rivieren. Wilt u het rustiger aan doen? Geen probleem, een riviercruise of een wandeling zijn ook mogelijk. Zelfs het strand is niet ver weg in Kenton-on-Sea. U verblijft in Kariega op basis van volpension inclusief de meeste safari-activiteiten.
Insiders tipTerwijl u afkoelt in uw eigen dompelbad genieten van het adembenemende uitzicht. Als dat geen vakantie is!
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Airco, telefoon, kluisje, minibar, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, badkamer met bad, douche en föhn, terras met dompelbad.
Gelegen in het Kariega Game Reserve, op ongeveer 1,5 uur rijden van Port Elizabeth.
- Boma (omheinde ruimte in de openlucht waar het diner geserveerd wordt)
- Spa (in Main Lodge)
- Game drives
Het Kariega Wildreservaat is een privé-wildpark, op circa 1,5 uur rijden van Port Elizabeth. Kariega Wildreservaat is malariavrij en is het leefgebied van de Big Five. Het grondgebied wordt doorsneden door de rivieren Kariega en Bushmans.
Spent 3 nights at Ukhozi lodge and WOW. Rooms were nice and big, and had own plunge pool. Amazing view from rooms. Take a pair on Binoc's with you. Food was amazing, service was amazing and our game driver made sure we got to see as much as we could. Sad to say no Cheetahs on Kariega, but that did not dampen the spirits. Got to see the Lions heaps (mating season) along with all the other wild life. Was not too far from main lodge, so could walk over and have drinks at the bar they have. Could sit on the deck all day and look over the amazing view. Spotted heaps from there and Ukhozi lodge.
First time in safari but I can't stress enough what a great time me and my husband had on this trip. The whole set up is wonderful and well organised. Linda the general manager is professional and very welcoming and our guide Rosie is beyond her years and surprises us with her depth of knowledge regarding many topics not just questions regarding the game reserve. We only stayed for 2 days but will return with our family in a few years to come. This place is definitely well worth the trip from the U.K.
"Excellent time "
My wife and I spent two nights in Ukhozi Lodge. We would strongly recommend Kariega for a safari. We had four game drives in total and saw a wide range of animals. Our favourites were Rhinos, Giraffe, Elephants, and lions. The staff who looked after us were excellent. Our ranger Rosie had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the animals on the reserve which ensured we had very enjoyable drives. The staff at the restaurant prepared very tasty meals and were on hand to look after our every need.
We stayed in suite 2 of the lodges from the 6th March for four nights. The lodges was large, with a huge bed and veranda with a plunge pool. There is no tv (not an issue for us) and no wifi until you get into the main lodge. The reserve is about a two hour drive from Port Elizabeth airport. On arrival you get dropped at reception and your guide comes to meet you. You stay with the same guide throughout your stay. Our guides name was Gugu and he was great; knowledgeable, patient, fun and did his best to find all the big 5. In all we had 8 drives and 1 river cruise. Morning drives start at 0600hrs and you're back for breakfast around 0900hrs. Afternoon drives start at 1600hrs and you return for dinner around 1930hrs. We also did a night drive that started around 2100hrs and lasted a couple of hours. The drives are great and seeing the animals in natural habitat is just fantastic and the adrenaline rush when you come face to face with a lion is something you just have to experience. On that note ask for a night drive cause going out into the African bush in the dark searching for lions, in an open topped vehicle, beats any white knuckle activity I can think of. I would recommend that you go for at least a three night safari as a 2 night one may just not give you enough time to see everything. The river cruise is relaxing but you'll only see birds as there's no hippos or crocodiles. We found the staff to be very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Ukhozi lodge is all inclusive and as such the only money you'll need is for tips. The food is good, breakfast is chosen from a menu as is the evening meal. Dinner/lunch is served at 1400hrs and is a buffet. There is a variety of beers, wines and spirits. We had a fantastic time and have no hesitation in recommending the Kariega Game Reserve as a safari destination. If you're considering a safari get it booked and do it, you won't be disappointed.
We stayed at Ukozi Lodge for 5 nights and 9 drives and I can say that experience totally exceeded our expectations. We were lucky to have Rosie as a guide. So knowledgeable and able to cope with anything or any questions. Luck is when Planning meets opportunity and seeing the big five in the first two days tells me a lot of planning was done. Her knowledge, communicative skills and quick thinking makes her one of Kariega's main assets. The reserve has approximately 25000 acres of wonderful country made up of plains and intensely wooded hills, ravines and valleys. So much land which explains how it is so easy to lose 55 elephants! We saw the big 5 plus, plus, plus! Amazing. The management who interact with you apart from the amazing Ranger are also of the first water. The Manager at Ukhozi was perfect and also an ex- Ranger. She was very hands on and dealt with minor health issues with great empathy, speed and efficiency. Greeting endless bush drives each day with a smile, refreshment and a hot towel could be searingly monotonous but one really felt you were being welcomed by her and her staff as old friends. Of the 9 bush drives done, the welcome was always genuine. Accommodation: very clean, very comfortable, secure and spacious. Wonderful deck overlooking an immense valley where we watched big game in the distance by binocular and scope. The plunge pool on your own private deck was about 8' x 6' x 5' deep approx and great to cool off in. The decor/fit out of the room is approximately 18 years old and as it is sold as a luxury package could really do with a light refresh. In the bathroom I would retain the bath and the granite top but the basin, taps and whole shower enclosure should really be replaced to underwrite the luxury offer. They are all fine and work well and they are clean but things have moved on and they are out of kilter with the expectation. We couldn't understand how one could be safe on Safari in the open vehicles we had but even though a lioness came within 18 inches of us, I could have stroked her, we felt safe with our Ranger. Strict rules on not standing up to keep the vehicle profile the same means they are used to the daily viewing. The whole Diesel/petrol stink of the vehicle also makes you unappetizing. You eat in the Lodge close by. Food was very good as were the staff who were wonderful and made you feel so welcome. The Bhoma barbque and Dancing were most enjoyable and the one held outside in the stockade very atmospheric. Attached to the lodge is lovely atmospherically landscaped swimming pool with shaded loungers for great down time. My wife and I would thoroughly recommend Ukhozi Lodge. We have no connection in any way to them.
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