Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge

Eastern Cape

Rooms: 10 suites, all extra-length king/twin with en-suite bath and shower and plunge-pool.

Prices: R4,950- R6,985 pp sharing (single +50%) inclusive of all safari activities, meals and drinks (local beers and spirits, house wines and soft drinks). Additional cost for massage treatments.
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Meals: Full board including refreshments on game drives.

Directions: Take the Assegai Bush/Kichaka turn-off from the N2 (30km from Grahamstown toward PE) and then drive 3.5km along gravel road to lodge entrance.

Keith Craig
Assegai Bush, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Tel: (0)72-402-0749 (reservations)
Cell: (0)83-236-0754
Fax: (0)46-622-6028
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Fleeing the scorching sun I arrived and was met in fine style and cordially welcomed to the cool relief of my suite. Sweeping open the broad glass doors I discovered my own private infinity plunge pool overlooking a small lake, giving the illusion of basking with the hippos as they grunted and shuffled below. I did not dally, but poured a glass of the crisp white wine chilling in the fridge and sunk on in. What a treat! Each trimly-thatched rondavel suite here is exquisite, mixing African tones with European sophistication. Neat shutters at one end partition off vast baths and showers from equally enormous beds. And if that isn't enough, there’s a wellness suite offering luxurious Africology treatments. Every experience at Kichaka left me feeling utterly charmed and entirely spoiled. I was enchanted by our evening game drive (this is a 'big five' reserve in its natural habitat) and captivated by our guide’s intricate knowledge of the bush and expert tracking skills as we eagerly traced the spoor (tracks) of lion across the veld. That evening my ebullient host Keith joined me for a dinner that was nothing short of exceptional. Kichaka is about very fine living in an exciting bush setting, where service with a smile is not a dictum but an absolute reality. And the energy here is infectious. A few days and you'll be so contented, so elated and so in love with it all that you’ll find it nearly impossible to leave. I certainly did. Children 8+ are welcome.

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Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge
Proffessional game drives in open vehicles maximize a thrilling experinece
Relax by the fire with your favorite drink
Bedroom suite interior
Private plunge pool at each suite
Relax at the pool overlooking the waterhole
Expansive decks overlook the waterhole
Delicious lamb cutlet
Dining room treat
Wellness suite overlooks the waterhole
Elephant sighting from a guest
The other waterhole
Africology wellness treatment
Relax overlooking waterhole