Kichaka Lodge


Set between two streams in the lush valley of the Eastern Cape, the exclusive Kichaka Lodge sits on a malaria-free, 75 square kilometre large game reserve next to a picturesque pond.


“Boutique Hotel in the Bush” is how the lodge has named itself – and it does not promise too much. No more than ten traditional stone cottages provide accommodation for a maximum of 20 guests. Situated among the awe-inspiring pristine nature, they equally offer serene lodgings, privacy and sophisticated comfort read more » to even the most demanding visitor.


The highest importance has been placed on the distinguished guest’s satisfaction in terms of unsurpassed luxury and an exceptional experience of lodgings in the bush.


Every single one of the ten exclusive suites has been carefully and meticulously designed and appointed with fine details. The Kichaka Lodge’s suites do not carry numbers but are instead named after one of several indigenous bushes planted around it.


Incorporating the traditional African style, the cottages have been constructed from natural stones and feature a thatched roof. The generous and clever architecture radiates a singularly airy ambience.


The views from the cottages onto the hotel’s property and the surrounding wilderness are magnificent. Traversing a beautifully landscaped garden, a winding pathway connects each suite to the main building.


At the first taste, the kitchen will have you convinced of the South African cuisine’s merits. The local dishes and the international creations alike will treat you to tantalizing gourmet delights. You may also indulge in the fine cuisine in the privacy of your suite or on your personal terrace enjoying the peaceful nature around you. There is no limit to the gourmet pleasures you might enjoy.


Spend your free time between safaris tanning yourself under the powerful African sun on your terrace or take refuge from the heat in the private pool belonging to each suite. The pools –a rarity in South Africa- are heated in winter.


Despite all the other pleasures and thrills to be experienced, do not forget to savour the harmonic atmosphere of your suite and its stunning environment reading a good book.


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Just one hour’s drive from the Port Elizabeth airport, the exceedingly luxurious Kichaka Lodge is hidden in the middle of the African bush.


The journey to the lodge is an extravagant adventure: Enjoy read more » a fresh cocktail en route while marvelling at the stunning, untamed scenery and, with some luck, the first representatives of the famous “Big Five”.


The Kichaka Lodge astonished with its sumptuous concept. The ten suites radiate stately elegance in every respect. The dark timber furniture contrasts artfully with the beige walls.


Each air-conditioned luxury suite features a spacious terrace with a spectacular view of the surrounding game reserve and a nearby waterhole frequently housing hippopotamus.


It will suffice to open one of the 70 m² suite’s panoramic glass sliding doors to the let the exotic smells and sounds of the wilderness infuse your living room with the feeling of being directly connected to the pristine nature of the Eastern Cape.


On cold winter nights the under floor heating system will provide cosy warmth. Further amenities of your suite include a private, heated pool, a fully-equipped bar and refrigerator, a telephone and a wireless internet connection free of charge.


The extravagant bathrooms feature a stone bath tub, a large shower and selected fine beauty products.


The Kichaka’s five star cuisine offers a varied menu composed of national and international creations. You may choose where to enjoy the superb delicacies: in the privacy of your suite, in the company of other guests at the restaurant, in the courtyard or even in the library’s tranquil atmosphere.


Your wish is a command at the Kichaka; your individual desires will be fulfilled with a smile. Consult the sommelier for a recommendation of a first-rate wine to accompany your meal or just to enjoy on its own. The hotel’s wine cellar harbours an excellent selection that has won the praise of the world-famous wine-critic Dave Swingler. « show less


Benefit from the natural environment teeming with wildlife by going on a private and fully individual safari organised for you at the Kichaka Lodge.


The sweeping view from you terrace over the lush read more » vegetation and nearby waterhole is worth a mention. From the terrace, dip into your private pool and enjoy the attentive service.


Thanks to Kichaka Lodge’s superb location, a large range of activities can be easily arranged at your request. Golf players will be thrilled to discover that the eighteen-hole Gary Player Course at Bushmans Sands is at no mentionable distance.


A must-do is a daytrip to the world-famous Addo Elephant Park. Another well-worth excursion takes you to the neighbouring Grahamstown with its many picturesque churches, parks and historical buildings. On of South Africa’s oldest universities may also be found there.


Allow your mind to soar on a fishing, hiking or horse-riding excursion through the unspoiled nature. Naturally, for us it is a pleasure to take care of all organisational matters for you.


On a safari, experienced rangers will take you to the hidden haunts of lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, zebras and countless species of antelopes to name just a few of the wild animals to be encountered on the 75 square kilometres large reserve. It is an unforgettable experience to meet these species from up close in their natural habitat.


When the night falls, the bush changes its appearance. Join a night safari and listen to the silence of the African wilderness. Under the sparkling firmament, a ranger will guide your eye to the shy, night-active animals not easily spotted. The Eastern Cape is a wonderful place to relax at.


At the Kichaka Lodge you have all the options at your disposal, whether you seek adventures or utter relaxation. Our recommendation is to enjoy them both in equal measure!


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