Set between two streams in a lush bushveld valley, Kichaka Lodge is an exclusive five star luxury lodge located within a Big 5 game reserve, in the malaria free Eastern Cape. This boutique lodge sleeps 20 people in 10 secluded stone and thatch suites.
Each luxurious, air-conditioned suite has a viewing deck where guests are treated to spectacular views, its own heated private plunge pool, a fully-stocked bar fridge and free wireless internet access. From gourmet dining in private or at one of our outdoor or indoor dining areas to exclusive game drives or just relaxing by the pool or on one of the terraces, you can expect only the very best in service and hospitality from your stay at Kichaka Lodge.
Dining & Facilities
The fine dining is complemented by premium wines from Kichaka’s comprehensive cellar, the highly trained and professional staff, and all the mod-cons one would expect of a 5 star establishment, including Wi-Fi internet access throughout, all combine to make Kichaka a memorable luxury safari experience but at 4 star prices.
Our Wedding packages include accommodation in 5 star luxury suite; Game drives including sunset drive on wedding night; Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner; Local beers, spirits, house wines and sparkling wine; Minister and all legal documentation; Photographer package including a CD; Bridal bouquet and groom's buttonhole; Flowers and petals for the ceremony; Wedding ceremony within Big 5 game reserve; Live piano music to accompany ceremony and afterwards; Romantic dinner for two on the night of the wedding; Special romantic honeymoon turndown.
Experienced rangers maximise every opportunity to ensure exceptional viewing during your game drive on this established 7,500 hectare game reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. Excellent sightings of lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo, as well as cheetah, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope are enjoyed on game drives, or walking safaris, across the open plains of the reserve.
With little or no light pollution, a night game drive at Kichaka is an opportunity to ‘hear the silence of Africa’, star gaze in wonder at the Southern Hemisphere’s Milky Way and identify Orion’s Belt, The Southern Cross and Scorpio with the guidance of our experienced rangers. Arrange a Cosmic Safari with your ranger, and view the wonders of space with our high powered telescope. On a night drive - the elusive aardvark, aardwolf and other nocturnal game is often seen.
Large herds of plains game, including eland, gemsbok, springbok, wildebeest and zebra among others, are enjoyed on this reserve which boasts diverse vegetation including 5 biomes: savanna grassland, valley bushveld, fynbos, riverine forest and acacia woodland. Hippo regularly reside in the waterhole at Kichaka and sightings can be enjoyed from the convenience of the viewing deck.
Indulge in a wonderful spa treatments in the comfort of your own room. Our qualified therapist will help you to relax and unwind in the perfect surroundings that nature has to offer.
At Kichaka, service excellence is a given, not a goal and we pride ourselves on attention to detail and tailor-making each guests’ stay to suit their individual wishes, interests and mood.