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This family friendly five star bush lodge welcome’s children of all ages and caters for your child’s every need from special menus, age appropriate outdoor activities, babysitters, camping cots and much more.

Guests are housed in 24 luxurious chalets of which three are wheelchair accessible, featuring an en-suite bathroom with bath and walk in shower, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, colour television, direct dialling telephones and free WiFi. Chalets can either be made up as double or twin rooms with a sleeper coach for children under the age of 12.

Land purchase and recovery

historyTwenty-two farms comprising an area of about 40 000 acres were bought and around 70km of electrified fencing (solar powered) erected by a team of 70 men over a period of 10 months. In clearing the land approximately 230km of old farm fencing, 41 windmills, 15 farm buildings, 18 artificial water reservoirs and 20 tons of metal were dismantled and removed. Wildlife was then re-introduced in partnership with the South Africa National Parks. Elephants, black rhinos and buffaloes were re-introduced into the small Karoo at Kuzuko.

Construction Phase

Building a luxury lodge in the wilderness was no easy task. Building it on a hill with stunning views made it even harder. Water, electricity and telecommunications had to be trunked in from over 12km. The building of the lodge, chalets and staff housing by over 100 workers took 20-months and required a substantial investment.

All the work was done by local contractors or from nearby towns using local material where possible. The establishment of the reserve has now created 30 jobs with another 30 employed at the lodge. Kuzuko has been one of the largest investments of its kind in the district and we expect it to stimulate further economic activity.

Kuzuko means place of glory in in the Xhosa native language.

Once you stand on the restaurant deck upon arrival gazing over the never-ending expanse of the Karoo, you’ll understand exactly why it’s called ‘Place of Glory’. It’s soul soothing...Think superbly appointed private chalets, sweeping hilltop vistas, sumptuous cuisine and a ‘wilderness wellness centre’ – The Main Lodge all perfectly integrated into the natural surrounds. Designed in such a way that the floor to ceiling windows ensure that the beauty of the location is never lost.

The deck, bar and restaurant offers stunning views while guest savour 5 star authentic Karoo Cuisine. The spacious family lounge offers free WiFi and space to spend quality time or simply snuggle up in front of the fire place. Guests can also visit our Curio shop for a memorabilia of their Kuzuko experience.

Guests are housed in 24 luxurious chalets, each with a private deck offering spectacular views of the malaria free big five reserve below. All chalets, of which three are wheelchair accessible, features an en-suite bathroom with bath and walk in shower, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, colour television, direct dialling telephones and free WiFi.

Chalets can either be made up as double or twin rooms with a sleeper couch for children under the age of 12. We even offer kiddies friendly patio’s to keep toddlers safe and secure without affecting your panoramic view.

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On behalf of the wildlife department we would like to invite you to participate in our additional wildlife activities, specially tailor made to put you in touch with nature on ground level – allow nature to touch you while you engage with all your senses .... feel, smell, touch, taste, listen and hear under the guidance of one of our experienced rangers

Nature Walk
This walk is intended to provide guests with the freedom to explore the unique landscape and its natural fauna and flora with your ranger in an area where there are no Big 5 animals. Giraffes may be encountered. All ages welcome.

Bushman Paintings Exploration
Experience this national heritage site through the eyes of a Khoisan enjoying the history and deeper meaning of these ancient Khoisan paintings as interpreted in detail by your ranger. Medium fitness required. All ages welcome.

Plant & Gogga walk as part of Kids Activities
Here the focus is on the small 5 and all the other creepy crawlies in and around the Lodge perimeter. Include a fun activity backpack and goodies for under 10’s but all ages welcome to join in.

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Game Walk
Here we depart from the lodge on foot walking into the Big 5 reserve, the focus is on learning more of the fauna and flora without actively seeking out specific Big 5 members. Medium fitness required. Age restriction 16.

Big 5 Walk
For the first part of this activity we will be driving into the Big 5 reserve until your trails guide picks up on the necessary tracks required to start this focused activity, you will also learn a lot about the natural fauna and flora, tracking members of the Big 5 for a closer encounter. Medium fitness levels required. Age restriction 16 maximum. Maximum 4 or 8 guest allowed depending on availability of trails guides.

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PAUSE, INDULGENCE, REJUVENATE ....

Kuzuko’s Wellness Centre offers a variety of treatments including speciality massages, facials, reflexology, manicures and pedicures to name but a few. Treatments can be done in the wellness centre, around the pool or in the privacy of your chalet. Couples can enjoy treatments together in the facility set up specifically for multiple treatments. This experience will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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Honeymoon

Honeymoon Couples are in for a treat when they choose to celebrate their union at Kuzuko.
The honeymoon packages include a 30 min couples wellness treatment which you can choose to enjoy together in your chalet or in the couples therapy room. A special romantic turn-down including a bottle of South African sparkling wine will await you on return from dinner.

Depending on the duration of you stay you may choose to vary the venue of your meals.

Here are your options to choose form, just remeber to keep the weather in mind:

* Inside your chalet or on your private deck
* Continetal Champagne Breakfast in the bush after morning game drive (one per stay)
* Candlelit dinner in a private venue in the lodge
* The Lodge dining room or out door deck with romantic table set in a private nook

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