Located in a remote and untouched part of the Kariega wilderness, Settlers Drift offers a unique tented safari combined with five-star luxury. Gazing down from the deck overlooking the Bushman’s river drift, 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.

Accommodation is offered in nine spacious luxury tented suites with an opulent bedroom and living area, air conditioning, wood burning stove, full bathroom, indoor/outdoor shower, mini bar and private viewing deck. Lodge facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounges, library/lounge with satellite TV, wine cellar, spacious decks, curio shop, pool, boma and spa treatments.

This malaria-free ‘Big Five’ family owned and operated private game reserve comprises 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness that spans across five different eco-systems (riverine forest, valley bushveld, savannah grasslands, fynbos and acacia woodlands). Game viewing and birding is exceptional and having two major rivers incorporated into the reserve (the Kariega and Bushmans rivers) adds enormous beauty and value.

Two game drives per day, guided bush walks, river cruises, meals and selected beverages are included as part of the experience.


  • Receive a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival and a spa treatment to the value of R500 per person when staying a minimum of 3 nights. Valid for stays between 01 Jan 2018 - 10 Jan 2019.

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