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  • Location

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation Summary
    21 Luxury Chalets
    3 Accessible Chalets
    All chalets have a private deck, en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, colour television,
    direct-dialling telephones, digital safe, wifi, mini-bar and coffee/tea-making facilities.

     

    Luxury Accessible Chalet

    • 40m² chalet
    • Open plan lounge area
    • Sleeper couch
    • Twin beds or a king size bed
    • Dressing table
    • Bath situated under large windows allowing you to enjoy the view of the stars
    • Basin with big mirror
    • Separate bathroom
    • Accessible shower and toilet
    • Minibar fridge
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • DStv
    • Digital safe
    • WiFi

     

    Luxury Child Friendly Chalet

    • 33m² chalet
    • Open plan bedroom
    • Either twin beds or a king size bed
    • Dressing table
    • Lounge
    • Sleeper couch may be exchanged for 2 roller beds
    • Separate bathroom consists of a bath situated under large windows allowing you to enjoy the view of the stars
    • Basin with big mirror
    • Walk-in shower
    • Private toilet
    • Minibar fridge
    • Tea and coffee making facilities

     

    Luxury Chalet

    • 33m² chalet
    • Open plan bedroom
    • Either twin beds or a king size bed
    • Dressing table
    • Lounge
    • Separate bathroom with the bath situated under large windows allowing you to enjoy the view of stars
    • Basin with big mirror
    • Walk-in shower
    • Private toilet
    • Minibar fridge
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • DStv
    • Digital safe
    • WiFi
    • Rustic private deck offering spectacular views

  • Facilties

    Wellness centre
    Kuzuko is not only known as a place of glory but also of absolute seclusion and tranquillity. Get in touch with your inner self while we pamper you from head to toe. Like everything at this lodge, the Wellness Centre boasts a breathtaking view of the big 5 Karoo Park below. We offer a variety of wellness treatments including facials, speciality massages, reflexology, manicures, pedicures to name but a few, and these can be done in the Wellness Centre or in the privacy of your chalet. Couples can enjoy treatments together in the facility set up especially for multiple treatments. This experience will

     

    Conference venues

    Kuzuko Lodge offers conference facilities for up to 48 delegates.
    Various team building activities can be tailor-made on request.

     

    Swimming pool

    The spectacular view from the infinity edge swimming pool is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or a heavenly foot massage. This makes the most idyllic setting for an afternoon wedding as the sunset sweeps over the lodge in perfect sight.

     

    Lounge

    The main lodge has been designed with floor to ceiling windows, allowing unbelievable views of nature. The spacious lounge offers complimentary WiFi, where you can choose to relax in front of the fireplace in winter or enjoy the magnificent views in summer.

     

    Children’s jungle gym

    Our jungle gym will keep your children happily entertained for hours.

    Boma
    Dine under the glittering night sky surrounded by sections of Spekboom, and repurposed sneezewood fencing poles – all indigenous to the area. Dinner includes a sumptuous buffet of traditional South African fare and Karoo cuisine with some venison options.

     

    Restaurant & bar

    The restaurant, bar and outdoor wooden deck offer spectacular views of the reserve below. Our fully inclusive package includes brunch, a light Karoo finger lunch as well as a 4-course dinner, which may be served in the restaurant or outdoor boma. A deck menu featuring light snacks, desserts and cocktails is available on request and will be charged at an additional cost. Kuzuko’s kitchen takes pleasure in ensuring that all guests’ individual needs are catered for.

     

    Landing strip

    You are welcome to charter or fly your own plane or helicopter to Kuzuko. The 1.2 km gravel strip has previously hosted an 8 seater King Air. Please make pre-arrival arrangements with reserve management.


     

    Fitness Centre


     

    Wheelchair accessible:
    Kuzuko Lodge offers premium wheelchair access thus making it possible for everyone to enjoy the five-star Kuzuko wildlife experience. We are proud of our offering to accommodate, enable and welcome guests with disabilities; including wheelchair users and persons with mobility limitations. Kuzuko provides:
    • All our facilities are wheelchair accessible
    • Ramp access throughout the lodge
    • Ramp access to game viewing vehicles
    • Accommodation with properly equipped bathrooms
    • Conference rooms with properly equipped bathrooms and
    • Spacious surrounding for ease of mobility throughout the lodge


     

    Spectacular Weddings:

    An ideal wedding venue, Kuzuko offers breathtaking views, 5-star luxury accommodation and authentic Karoo cuisine. The simple yet elegant romance of the African bush is the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding or
    commitment ceremony

  • Activities

    Game drives

    Game drives take place as the sun rises, during the afternoon and as the sun sets. Our experienced guides are sure to track and point out the many species of game that roam Kuzuko. With our nocturnal animals out and about, sunrise and sunset drives offer a very different view of the wild. Dependent on the time of your game drive, you can enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee with home-made rusks, a snack and local beverage. Bottled water is complimentary with morning and afternoon drives.

    • Morning game drive: an early morning drive with a tea and coffee stop.
    • Sundowner game drive: a late afternoon game drive with an interval for sundowners.
    • Night drive: depart after dinner. Experience the night coming alive, who knows you might even
    get to follow the lions.

     

     


    Childrens programme

    Children are most welcome at Kuzuko Lodge. We cater for their every need with everything from child-friendly decks, kiddie menus and sleeper couches – for under twelves – to a special activity programme overseen by a dedicated game ranger.

    Our fun in the sun pack includes a bag, hat, insect repellent, sun block, bottled water and all the tools needed to enjoy our outdoor activities.

    Under 5’s can join our Tiny Tots programme and have fun at the outdoor jungle gym or enjoy


     

    Nature walks

    This walk is intended to provide guests with the freedom to explore the unique landscape and its natural fauna and flora with a ranger in an area where there are no Big 5 animals. Enjoy tails of the Karoo’s delicate ecosystem as this 15,000 hectares reserve unfolds. During a morning Bush Walk you can expect to experience the Karoo up close.Giraffes may be encountered. All ages welcome.

    • Nature walks: explore the Karoo on foot. Learning about nature and wildlife up close and personal (max 12 people per 2 guides).


     

    Khoisan Cultural Exploration

    At Kuzuko we believe that preserving cultural heritage is just as important as preserving our natural surroundings. As such, we are proud to provide guided walks where visitors can examine Khoisan rock paintings that are approximately 400 years old.

    These ancient rock paintings are situated outside the main reserve on a 1,500 acre Educational Reserve. This area is stocked with non-dangerous game and forms a large part of our community conservation education component.

    Medium fitness required. All ages welcome.

    • Khoisan cave walk: a 2 hour excursion to view San/Bushman paintings. These have been dated back 400 years (this walk is physically challenging
    as it requires climbing).


     

    Cosmic safaris

    The African sky comes alive as night falls over ‘the place of glory’. While they may be light years away, the heavenly bodies seem close enough to touch as Kuzuko offers some of the best stargazing in Africa. The trained game rangers trade their binoculars for laser pointers as they guide you through galaxies, pointing out stars, planets, moons and other astral bodies through the lodge’s eight-inch stargazing telescope. This uniquely exclusive activity offers the magical experience of viewing not just the majestic wild animals at the lodge, but also the glory of the mystical sky above the lodge.

    • Cosmic safari: an interesting and intriguing journey into the Africa night skies (dependent on weather conditions).


     

    Wild Cheetah Experience

    While enjoying unique photo opportunities, guests are left in awe as they spend time within close proximity of these impressively aloof predators. An additional fee will be charged for this activity on behalf of the Kuzuko Foundation for Wildlife Rehabilitation.

    • Wild Cheetah Experience: While enjoying unique photo opportunities, guests are left in awe as they spend time within close proximity of these impressively aloof predators. An additional fee will be charged for this activity on behalf of the Kuzuko Foundation for Wildlife Rehabilitation.


     

    Kuzuko Interpretive Centre

    The Kuzuko Interpretive Centre houses historical artefacts, animal  artistry representative of the smaller animals found in the reserve and  information about the history of the Kuzuko reserve. This centre aims to educate guests and offer exciting  insight into the history of our segment of the Karoo.

     

    Tours and activities additional information

    • 4×4 Trail: This is a great opportunity for a teambuilding exercise, experiencing breathtaking views while trying your hand at 4×4 driving. Pre-booking essential.

    • Wild Fly Fishing: Catch and release the elusive small mouth Yellow Fish as part of a fishing clinic with all gear supplied or bring your own gear and enjoy the serenity on offer. Pre-booking essential.

     

  • Amenities

     

    • Conference Facilities
    • Wireless Connectivity
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Team building Activities
    • Bush Boma
    • Helipad
    • Landing Strip
    • Lounge
    • Dining Room and Bar
    • Curio Shop
    • 15000ha Big Five Reserve
    • Conservation Projects

  • Getting there

     

    By  Road

    Distances from (approx.)

    Port Elizabeth 170 km

    Grahamstown 130 km

    Bathurst 170 km

    Port Alfred 220 km

    Kenton 200 km

    East London 330 km

    Somerset East 75 km

    All roads are a mix of gravel and tar so journey times may vary.

     

    By Air

    You are also welcome to charter or fly your own plane or helicopter to Kuzuko. The 1.2 km gravel strip has previously hosted an 8 seater King Air. Please make pre-arrival arrangements with reserve management.

  • 2024 Rates

    Season                                           Single                                        Double

    1 January 2024 – 30 April 2024 R 10 810 per room per night R 12 760 per room per night

    1 May 2024 – 31 August 2024 R 7 340 per room per night R 9 290 per room per night

    1 Sept 2024 – 31 December 2024 R 10 810 per room per night R 12 760 per room per night

     


    Conservation Levy 2024:
    Children 0-12 years – R 75 per child per night (VAT exempt)
    Adults from 13 years – R 150 per adult per night (VAT exempt)
    Child Policy
    1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024
    The following rates per age group will apply:
    • Children aged 0-2 years will be accommodated free of charge on full board basis
    • Children aged 3-12 years will be charged R1900.00 per child per night sharing with full paying adults
    • Children aged 13-17 years will be charged R2900.00 per child per night sharing with full paying adults
    Children occupying their own rooms will be charged the full adult rate.
    The Chalets can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years on a sleeper couch
    The Chalets can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child age 13-17 years on a sleeper couch
    **Children of all ages are welcome at Kuzuko Lodge
    **Children 2 years and younger are not allowed on the game drives

     

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