Settlers Drift | South Africa | If Only

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Tucked away in a remote valley overlooking the Bushman’s River in the Kariega Game Reserve, Settlers Drift is a luxurious retreat made up of nine exceptionally private tented suites, complete with large viewing decks with plain views. The lodge also features spacious lounges, a charming bar, infinity pool, dining area to enjoy delicious cuisine, and an outdoor fire pit for evenings beneath the stars. Daily game drives with expert rangers promise spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities, while bush walks, boat cruises, canoeing and fishing can also be enjoyed in the mighty Kariega Game Reserve.


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0141 955 4000

At a glance

  • Luxury Lodge
  • 5 Star
  • 0 restaurants and bars
  • 0 pools


Getting There

Approximate flight times

Approximately 11 hours 30 minutes from London

Time difference

GMT +2


From October through to April, there can be high rainfall in Kruger which results in beautiful, lush green landscapes and amazing birdwatching but can make game viewing a little trickier due to the dense vegetation. As you enter the dry season from May, water sources dry up bringing out the wildlife and May through September are the best months for safari with August and September generally being peak time. Summer Safari’s (our winter) can also be a great time to go though as morning drives are not as chilly and during the day you can make the most of the pools at your reserve, late November/December is also when a lot of the young animals are born. Temperatures will be fairly warm during the day and chilly through the night and early morning. May is also a great time to visit KwaZulu Natal and ideal for visiting the Drakensberg mountains or for a beach stay in the region. As mentioned earlier, whale watching is at its best from July through November, and November is still off peak.