Lalibela Kichaka Lodge




$ 491 (Pps)


Kichaka Game Lodge, set between two streams in a lush bushveld valley, is an exclusive five star luxury safari lodge located within a Big 5 game reserve - just one hour's drive from Port Elizabeth in the malaria free Eastern Cape. Kichaka lies within the 7.500ha Lalibela private game reserve which covers five ecosystems, giving a breathtaking diversity of fauna and flora. You see a wide variety of game, including the Big Five, as well as wild dog, hyena and cheetah, all ranging freely over the reserve. Enjoy morning or afternoon-night game drives and guided walks. Between safari activities, indulge in a massage or beauty treatment in their safari-style spa room overlooking the waterhole.


Kichaka offers 10 beautifully appointed and spacious suites (70 sqm). Nestled into the hillside, special care has been taken to ensure spectacular views from the lounge, bed and bathroom of each suite. Each suite has a lounge area with floor- to-ceiling glass sliding doors on two sides that open up to the surrounding bush, and to your own private deck with heated plunge pool. Facilities include air-conditioning, king-sized beds with percale cotton linen, wifi connectivity, underfloor heating, minibar and tea/coffee facilities.

The main lodge is constructed from stone and thatch which blends seamlessly with the surrounding African landscape. It overlooks a large water hole popular with hippo, giraffe, elephant and other game. There’s a heated rim-flow pool on an adjacent terrace which seems to melt into the waterhole below. You can dine outdoors under the African skies, or indoors in the elegant dining room. Above the lounge is a library/meeting room with wifi. This room provides a quiet place to curl up with your favourite book or catch up on some emails if necessary.

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Kichaka - Bush Facing Suites

The 7 suites at Kichaka all have private plunge pools, baths, showers as well as “his & hers” basins. They have been perfectly positioned to maximise the sense of being in the bush.


Kichaka - Water Facing Suites

The 3 suites at Kichaka all have private plunge pools, baths, showers as well as “his & hers” basins. They have been perfectly positioned to ensure a view of the waterhole in front of the lodge that is visited by a number of animal species.


Exceptional Game viewing

"Kichaka Lodge and game drive experiences were exceptional and the highlight of the whole trip. Game viewing exceeded all expectations and the lodge and cuisine was excellent. When we got back from the last evening game drive, they had run a hot bath, put candles and a bottle of wine in the room as birthday treat for Christine, which was a fantastic surprise."


"Kichaka was just amazing! Saw lots on the drives, and the food and accommodation was faultless."


"The Lalibela Kichaka Lodge wa-it was perfection. We enjoyed the luxury, service and great food and amazing surroundings – plunge pool overlooking the waterhole where elephants come to drink twice a day is hard to beat. The rose petal-strewn bed and warm bath, champagne and tea lights will be a surprise treat we shall always treasure. The experience of seeing wild animals at close range with our trusted ranger – what an adventure!"


Fully Inclusive


Premium wines and spirits, transfers to and from the lodge

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Non-malarial area