Bush Safari: Kuzuko Lodge

The Eastern Cape province boasts some of South Africa’s best game reserves and safari lodges.  Below is our recommendation on Where to Stay in and around Nelson Mandela Bay:

Accommodation in and around Port Elizabeth can also be found on the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism website at

Kuzuko Lodge – The Place of Glory


Operated by Legacy Hotels & Resorts, Kuzuko Lodge & Reserve is a private contractual area in the north of the greater Addo Elephant National Park − the third largest national park in South Africa in a malaria-free region.

With uninterrupted views of the Karoo Plains and the Zuurberg Mountains, Kuzuko Lodge is not only known as place of glory but also of absolute seclusion and tranquillity. This exclusive lodge is a must for every nature lover who enjoys to relax and take in the sounds of the wild.


Kuzuko means place of glory 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, 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. Kuzuko even offers kiddies friendly patio’s to keep toddlers safe and secure without affecting the panoramic view.

For more information call +27 42 203 1700 or email [email protected] or visit


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