Settlers Drift, exclusive safari South Africa
Located in a remote and untouched part of the Kariega wilderness, Settlers Drift offers a unique tented safari combined with 5-star luxury. Gazing down from the decks overlooking the Bushman’s River, it feels as if time has stood still since the last feet to have touched this remote valley were those of the 1820 Settlers as they guided their wagons across the river. The luxuriously appointed and perfectly positioned tented lodge delivers the ultimate guest experience but this particular lodge is so much more than just that.
Settlers DriftExperience stunning wildlife and choose to make a difference by joining researchers in monitoring elephant movements patterns, record lion kills, or help prevent rhino poaching.
Settlers DriftListen to General Manager Alan Weyer´s great historical tales about this inland area that embodies the spirit of many cultures such as the Khoi, the Xhosa and the Boers. The Eastern Cape Province is also the birth place of many prominents South Africans including Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.
Airport: Cape Town International / Port Elisabeth
Duration: As many as you wish, we recommend 3-4 nights.
The price includes: Safari drive twice daily
River cruises and walking safaris
Fishing and canoeing
All meals and selected beverages
Luxury tented suite with king-size bed (twin or double)
Wood burning stove
Private viewing deck
Indoor/outdoor shower and contemporary free-standing bath
Double vanity basin
Air-conditioning and overhead fan
Internet connectivity (in lodge, not in suites)
Tea and coffee facilities
Combine with: Our other hotels or extra nights.
Kariega Game Reserve ecorating: 3
Kariega is dedicated to responsible tourism and is the largest employer in the community Kenton- on -Sea. One believes in developing and responsibilities and to provide local residents tools for this. The Kariega Foundation is sponsoring one of three different schools; Farm Field School; Ekamvalesizwe School and Nompucuko School. Kariega believe that the future lies in the hands of youth and that education is a very important part of development and sustainable living. The vision is to help these non-previlegierade schools to be the spark of hope and pride in this poor environment. Kariega Foundation helps through donations and with the help of volunteers and from the lodges.
Kariega also work with a volunteer program that guests can participate in and includes the following projects:
- Leopard Project is a partnership project with the Centre for African Conservation Ecology of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Kariega is a sanctuary for Leopards whose population is constantly decreasing in South Africa. Efforts include observance and work to change attitude towards these predators in order to eliminate poaching.
- Elephant Impact Monitoring
- Lion Prey monitoring.
- Birds in reseve Project
- Hyena Tracking and Monitoring
- Animals Counting
- Control of non-native plants
- Soil Erosion
- Maintenance of roads
- Parasite Control
- Fire Management
- Education / Community Development Theory
- The reserve supports a nearby school with maintenance and tuition for students who often have very far to go to school.
Find out more about South Africa:
Travel Ethics: No special.
Visa: Your passport must be valid for 6 months after departure from South Africa and have two blank pages for entry and exit stamps.
Time Zone: GMT + 2
Vaccinations: Read more about which vaccinations you need.
Packing: Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, good walking shoes.
Currency: South African Rand.
Weather: Cape Town
Mobile Networks and Email: Email and internet access are available.
Water: Buy bottled water, make sure that the bottles end up in the bin.
Security: Your security is our priority, read more under the headline below.
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