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Kichaka Lodge

Kichaka Lodge

For a spectacular “big five” safari experience, Kichaka Lodge in South Africa’s Eastern Cape is an unforgettable experience. This five-star private game lodge located in a malaria-free zone is nestled between two streams in a verdant valley. Sumptuous gourmet dining, exclusive location, experienced rangers, and magnificent wildlife set Kichaka Lodge apart from the rest to provide an authentic African safari.

Carefully constructed to maximize views and blend into its natural surroundings, the main lodge overlooks a busy waterhole popular with hippo, giraffe, elephant, and more. Lounge, dining area, spacious viewing deck, library, wine cellar, and rim-flow pool are just a few of the amenities awaiting guests of Kichaka Lodge.

Dining is an event to be savored and enjoyed at Kichaka, whether guests choose to take their meals in the main dining room, in the privacy of their own suite, or at one of the specially designed outdoor areas. Always providing impeccable personal service, the Executive Chef and staff serve sophisticated contemporary African cuisine alongside a superb wine list.

Each of the ten stand-alone, thatched suites has its own private plunge pool. Each luxury suite also features a fully stocked bar fridge, free wireless internet, private viewing deck with stunning views, and an en-suite bathroom with double vanities, shower, bath, and outdoor shower. Kichaka guarantees total privacy for each secluded suite while allowing sweeping views from the glass doors on two sides of the suite which makes the indoors and outdoors blend seamlessly.

Driving across the open plains of the 18,000-acre game reserve, guests thrill at sightings of lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, warthog, and abundant antelope species. Herds of plains game inhabit the area, including eland, gemsbok, springbok, wildebeest, and zebra. Explore the game reserve at night, where opportunities abound for stargazing as well as seeing some of the reserve’s nocturnal creatures.

Other activities guests enjoy at Kichaka are the cosmic safari, massage and beauty treatments at Kichaka’s safari-style Wellness Suite, game walks, birdwatching, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, and fishing. The lodge is also an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding historic frontier country and Sunshine Coast.

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