Hidden within the cavernous bushveld of the Sunday River region of the Eastern Cape lies the Addo Elephant National Park. It is here where the evening's silence is broken by the howl of the black-backed jackal and the francolins' call heralds each new dawn. With uninterrupted views of the Karoo Plains and the Zuurberg Mountains, Kuzuko Lodge lies in a private concession to the north of the Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa in a malaria-free region.
In a setting of style and comfort, the Kuzuko Lodge Restaurant has various dining options, fabulous set menus, tempting light meals and, of course, a special menu for our younger guests. Open every day for brunch, high tea and dinner. Join us for a Boma evening and try our traditional over-the-coals meals, with less traditional side dishes for those who are less adventurous.
Kuzuko Lodge Amenities
Private Chalets (21):
All chalets are luxuriously laid out and air-conditioned. Standard features include DStv, unlimited free Internet access, tea and coffee-making facilities, bath and shower, safe, minibar, hairdryers and international adaptors. All units have private patios. All rooms have twin beds and can be made up as doubles and have a fold-out couch for children (maximum two children under 12 years of age per chalet).
Accessible Private Chalets (3):
Specially adapted to be wheelchair-friendly, our three accessible chalets are luxuriously laid out and air-conditioned. Standard features include DStv, unlimited free Internet access, tea and coffee-making facilities, bath and shower, safe, minibar, hairdryers and international adaptors. All units have private patios. All rooms have twin beds which can be made up as doubles and have a fold-out couch for children (maximum two children under 12 years of age per chalet).
Kuzuko Lodge lies in a private concession to the north of the Addo Elephant National Park, with uninterrupted views of the Karoo Plains and the Zuurberg Mountains. The Addo Elephant National Park is the third largest national park in South Africa and is in a malaria-free region.
Deep within the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape lies the Addo Elephant National Park. Here, the evenings are punctuated by the strident howl of the black-backed jackal, and the call of the francolin heralds each new dawn. Safe from relentless persecution of elephants in the past, these grey leviathans of the bush now roam in peace. The original elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only 11 elephants remained in the area. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is a sanctuary to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. There are plans to expand the 164 000 ha Addo National Elephant Park into a 360 000 ha mega-park.
In addition, plans include the proposed proclamation of a 120 000 ha (296 500 acre) marine reserve that includes islands that are home to the world's largest breeding populations of Cape gannets and second largest breeding population of African penguins.
The area is classified as semi-arid to arid, receiving an average rainfall of less than 445 mm per year. Rainfall is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year, but there are two peaks, in February-March and October-November. Frost occurs at times in winter. There is no natural water in this section of the park and all waterholes are fed by boreholes. There are a number of small pans in the area but these are dry except in years of exceptional rainfall.
Special Offer Details
From R1610.00 per adult per night sharing
All Market Rates: Rates valid for travel 1 January - 30 April 2016
R2490.00 per adult per night sharing in a Standard Room
R3900.00 per adult per night in a Single Standard Room Rates valid for travel 1 May - 31 August 2016
R1610.00 per adult per night sharing in a Standard Room
R2700.00 per adult per night in a Single Standard Room Rates valid for travel 1 September - 31 December 2016
R3490.00 per adult per night sharing in a Standard Room
R3900.00 per adult per night in a Single Standard Room
Transfers between Kuzuko Gatehouse and Kuzuko Lodge, accommodation, welcome drinks on arrival, high tea, four course dinner, early morning tea/coffee and brunch, two activities daily from the below list, available from 1 January- 30 April and 1 September - 31 December. Only game drives and a 30 minute wellness treatment are available from 1 May - 31 August.
- Morning game drive
- Nature walk, including Khoisan cave exploration
- Cheetah walk
- Afternoon game drive
- 30 minute wellness treatment
Night drives and cosmic safariís available at an additional cost
2016 Honeymoon Added values:
- Complimentary Sparkling Wine and Pamper Pack in room
- His & Hers wellness treatments in room or Wellness Centre
- Various private venues available for meals (in-chalet dining / on private deck) subject to availability
- VIP turndown at night with rose petals sprinkled on bed
Children under the age of 12, accompanied by an adult, qualify for a complimentary game drive. The minimum age for game drives, as per the lodge, still applies. No children under the age of 6 years are permitted on game drives.
Children under the age of 12 (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a full board basis if sharing with one or two adults. Children occupying their own rooms will be charged the full adult rate. Kuzuko Kids Programme:
Fun in the Sun Pack: Includes all the tools needed to make the most of the activities on offer - bag, hat, sun block, insect repellent and one of the below mentioned activities included:
- Wilderness Ramble: Letís get up close and personal with all the local goggas, Jurassic descendants and other interesting visitors and plants around the lodge. All sorts of treasures to be collected for fun art activities afterwards. Ages 5 -10 Years.
- Do it like the Khoisan Kids did it: Experience the Karoo the Bushmen way. Explore nature and the remnants of caves and Khoisan painting gallery. Memorise the paintings to be redrawn using your paint brush made from a local plant on return to the lodge. Minimum of 4 children - ages 8 - 14 years.
- Kids on Safari: Explore our big five reserve on a private kids safari, learning about the big and the small five and all the other critters living out there. Minimum of 6 children - ages 6 -15 years.
- Tiny Toddís: Colouring, puzzles, games and fun activities on offer in a secure environment. Up to the age of 5 years.
Please note that all the activities need to be pre-booked and all outdoor activities are weather dependent.