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What We Love

  • All meals are included in the rate
  • Big Five game viewing with a high likelihood of spotting lion, cheetah and elephant
  • Arguably the best-kept secret among game reserves in the malaria-free Eastern Cape region of South Africa
  • Professional, friendly staff who know the area and its history and are passionate about the property
  • Excellent fine dining, featuring authentic local dishes like venison and an impressive selection of South African wines
  • Free WiFi throughout the lodge and in all the suite

What To Know

  • There is a minimum two-night stay
  • Perfect for couples; you could even have an intimate bush wedding here followed by an idyllic honeymoon
  • Ideal for independent travelers looking for hidden gems, rather than the big brand names
  • Children eight and under are welcome with advance notice
  • It’s about an hour’s drive from the nearest airport, in Port Elizabeth; the last stretch of driving is along a two-mile dirt road
  • Located in a malaria-free region easily accessible from the Western Cape and Garden Route regions of South Africa

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Located in Grahamstown, Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge is in a national park and within the vicinity of Lalibela Game Reserve and African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve.

Make yourself at home in one of the 10 air-conditioned rooms featuring private plunge pools. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, while MP3 docking stations help you enjoy your music in the comfort of your room. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

This lodge is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the lodge’s 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge
Seven Fountains
Grahamstown, 6140 South Africa

Reviews

Absolutely Brilliant !!!!!
Mark W

We stayed here for two nights in June, and had the most amazing time. Treated like royalty from the moment we arrived. The accommodation is just amazing, the staff are some of the most friendly, helpful and wonderful people that we have met on our travels. The level of service is second to none! The food was first class, fantastic choices of quality exotic menus, and a great choice of drinks. (There was even a bottle of Smirnoff included in the extremely full pre breakfast buffet) The game drives were unbelievable, Woody, our ranger guide, was a font of knowledge, with him we saw most of the big five, (the elephants were hiding!) and much more. We even had hippos partying at night adjacent to our lodge, making quite a noise in the waterhole just yards from our terrace. This was an incredible experience, creating memories that we will never forget.

Incredible place!
LouLouWhit

This place is incredible! We spent 3 nights here on our honeymoon and it was just wonderful! The accommodation is fantastic. Beautiful large clean room, overlooking the watering hole. All the staff were friendly and attentive, nothing was too much trouble. The food is amazing. This is not the place to try and go on a diet, you are constantly fed lovely food! The rangers are brilliant, so knowledgable. We saw so many animals and got so much closer than we thought we would. We went in June which is there low season and at one point we were the only people there! On our last night we returned to our lodge to find rose petals all over the bed, candles all over the room and a bubble bath. Such a wonderful surprise. I can't recommend this place enough.

Certificate of excellence.. well deserved
Annette H

Stayed here recently for my hubby's 60th birthday WHAT AN EXPERIENCE - this was/is truly luxurious, from being met with hot towels and a cocktail when arriving back at the lodge after a 3hr safari drive, to the room, to the lodge house, to the hippo with it's baby on it's back in the lodge lake, to the sublime food and not forgetting our wonderful ranger, David... what an absolute delight he was and so knowledgeable - they say a picture says a thousand words well just look at these..............

Also for my hubby's birthday the staff from the kitchen came out to sing happy birthday to him and present him with the cake in the photo attached..... and then that when we got back to the room they had scattered rose petals over the bed (dressing gowns laid on the bed), drawn a bubble bath (and again scattered with petals), popped a bottle of chilled champagne in an ice bucket on the side in the bathroom and to top that when we pulled back the covers of the bed they had put in two hot water bottles (LoL :)... well it does get chilly at night in April...............so thoughtful and totally unexpected

This will certainly take some "topping" when it comes to my 60th birthday it was a truly magical visit to a safari lodge, this exceeded all our expectations (and then some) - we have been to South Africa in the past for the wine regions but we so glad we came back to this magnificent country to sample it's wildlife on this trip, I can't recommend this wonderful lodge and the people who make it so magical enough - it is a dream destination on so many levels :)