Settlers Drift Luxury Tented Lodge

Game Lodge, Eastern Cape Game Reserves


Deep in the untamed Kariega Game Reserve, sits the five-star luxury Settlers Drift. A gem in the crown of tented lodges, Settlers Drift provides the ultimate in luxury and places Big Five seekers in a prime position, overlooking the Bushman’s River below.

Settlers Drift prides itself on the fact that it is a luxurious haven in an area of the 10 000 hectare verdant bushveld of the Kariega Game Reserve. Nestled high on a hill, the lodge enjoys views across the African plains - a view that inspired the layout of the lodge, with all major areas facing this postcard perfect sight.

A chic and modern approach to décor, design and architecture makes this an ideal place for honeymooners wanting to enjoy the bush in a delightful modern setting.


Guests can choose from nine tented suites. Each tented suite is individually decorated to create a fantastic balance of nature and luxury. All suites have a private lounge as well as an en suite bathroom with a bath and indoor / outdoor shower.

A private deck attached to each suite invites guests to allow their imaginations to wander far back to the days when the land was inhabited by settlers in the 1800’s. While the land may still be as untouched, the accommodation has improved leaps and bounds. The result is one of the most sumptuous and affluent tented camps in the Eastern Cape.


Facilities at Settlers Drift include a gorgeous swimming pool, boma, restaurnat, bar, lounges, library, wine cellar, spacious decks and curio shop.  Guests can also enjoy pampering beauty and health treatments in the sala - the ultimate in indulgence and relaxation. 

Child Policy

No children 10 years and under at Settlers Drift.  Children 11 to 16 years (as 3rd person sharing) pay 50% of adult rates.



Kariega Settlers Drift

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