Set among the hills of the Assegaai Bush valley in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, owner-managed, Kichaka is an exclusive, 5-star luxury lodge boasting just 10 beautifully appointed suites in the heart of a Big 5
game reserve. 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.
Activities on the reserve include Big 5 game viewing on open safari vehicles as well as fascinating guided bush walks with experienced rangers. In addition, guests can opt to enjoy the solitude and peaceful surroundings ... lounging at the pool, relaxing on their private viewing-deck overlooking the waterhole,
or perhaps being pampered by the resident massage therapist - whilst soaking up the sounds and scents
of the African bush.
Fine dining, 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.
The main lodge at Kichaka is constructed in stone and thatch which blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. It overlooks a large water hole popular with hippo, giraffe, elephant and countless other game. The lounge and dining areas have been constructed to give the best possible aspect over unspoilt bush. Large terraces stretch over the waterhole & provide a magnificent viewing deck. The terrace also extends into a small island creating an enchanting outdoor dining area. Above the lounge is a library which overlooks the waterhole. This room provides a quiet place to curl up with your favorite book or catch your favourite sporting events which you can view on our flatscreen plasma TV. The main lodge & suites have complimentary, Wi-Fi internet facilities available to our guests.
The immediate camp area is secured by discreet electric fencing to ensure safety of guests and to deter elephants from destroying our trees. Being uniquely protected in this manner, Kichaka guests
are able to take advantage of the opportunity to walk freely around the camp and enjoy the local
flora and birdlife.
You can expect an exceptional level of comfort and luxury during your stay at Kichaka.
The exclusive suites at Kichaka have been built to provide every amenity. Attention to detail ensures unrivalled levels of sumptuous opulence. Each unique suite is named after the indigenous bush that surrounds it. Built of stone and thatch,
the suites are situated in secluded settings ensuring total privacy and a real sense of space. The
suites are connected to the main lodge by walkways which wind through the natural bush.
Each Suite provides spectacular views from the lounge & bedroom of each suite, Glass sliding doors open on 2 sides making rooms part of the surrounding bush, Outdoor Shower, Private plunge pools situated on secluded decks, Complimentary mini bar, Complimentary wireless internet access, 24 hour room service, Tea & coffee facilities, Air-conditioning & under floor heating throughout ...
KICHAKA CONTACT INFORMATION
PHYSICAL ADDRESS : Assegaai Bush, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
TELEPHONE : +27 (0) 46 622 6024
FAX : +27 (0) 46 622 6028
HOW TO GET TO KICHAKA
There are daily flights from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. We will arrange transfers from Port Elizabeth International Airport to Kichaka: these will be based on the arrival times of flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg on Friday 21 June. The times are subject to change and it might be necessary for some travellers to wait for the transfer according to flight times. There
will also be transfers from Kichaka to Port Elizabeth International Airport on Monday 16 July. The transfer time is approx 90 minutes.
Should you elect to hire a car and drive to Kichaka, please see map and GPS
co-ordinates on the Kichaka website.
The KICHAKA SCRAP RETREAT package of R9995.00* per person sharing includes the following:
• Three nights accommodation at Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge
• All meals,teas & coffee (specific dietary requirements can be accommodated)
• Soft drinks, house wines, sparkling wine, local beers & spirits
Scheduled Safari Activities
Refreshments on game drives
• Scrapbook product and kits for the two days of scrapbooking
The KICHAKA SCRAP RETREAT package excludes:
• Flights to Port Elizabeth
• Transportation to and from Kichaka. Transfers can be arranged - contact us for rates and information.
• Telephone calls
Champagne, Cognacs, Premium Wines, Premium Brand Spirits and Cigars
• All gratuities and tips: game rangers, lodge staff and transfers
• Laundry, spa treatments and purchases at the lodge
• General scrapbook supplies and tools
A single supplement surcharge of R3450.00 is applicable.
Should a spouse or friend who is not going to partake in the scrapbook classes, accompany you to Kichaka, a 10% discount will be applied. Contact us for further details in this regard.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU BRING?
Although there is no formal dress code we do suggest neutral coloured clothing for game drives as these are less obtrusive in the bush. A warm, windproof jacket, scarf and gloves is useful for those cool early morning and evening drives.
Cameras, binoculars and video cameras can all improve your game viewing experience, and help to capture that fantastic sighting for ever. Cameras with zoom lenses give better results and good digital cameras with optical zooms can take excellent pictures. Binoculars with wide fields if vision and magnification between 8x and 12x are ideal. Sunscreen is essential on game drives.
• 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation
• Balance payable 30 days prior to retreat
• Provisional bookings only accepted more than 6 weeks prior to retreat and will be held for maximum of one week
• Quote the surname of the party as a reference when payment is made
• Cancellations made more than 30 days of arrival 25% of fee payable
• Cancellations made within 30 days of date of arrival 50% of fee payable
• Cancellations made within 15 days of date of arrival 100% of fee payable