For the Love of Luxury

Kuzuko Lodge rests on a hill overlooking the Kaboega plains and Winterberg Mountains. Our twenty-four chalets offer guests awe-inspiring views of a big five reserve, a watering hole and the plains of the African Klein Karoo.

Private verandas overlooking the reserve are complemented by our luxurious chalets and warm, attentive service.

Each of our chalets - of which three are wheelchair accessible - offer guests a secluded balcony, an en suite bathroom with bath and walk in shower, a hairdryer, direct dialling telephones, wireless connectivity, international adaptors, an electronic safe, air conditioning, television with a variety of digital satellite channels, a mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities.

Double or twin room chalets are available. Each chalet is furnished with sleeper couch perfect for children under 12. Children under 12 sleep and dine free of charge when sharing with an adult, at a maximum of two children per chalet.

We look forward to making your stay at Kuzuko pleasurable and memorable.

For the Love of Food

Our Famous Karoo Menu

Our deck bar and restaurant offer guests magnificent views and authentic Karoo Cuisine.

Kuzuko Food is Karoo Food!

At Kuzuko we strive to capture the essence of home style Karoo in our cooking. Karoo cooking is less about food preparation, and more about the quality and freshness of the produce used. At Kuzuko Lodge we mimic the style of cooking our grandmothers used. Age-old Karoo recipes are part of tradition and unique to the Karoo culture - each ingredient having been specially selected.

Most of our produce is sourced locally, as it would be hard to capture the essence of the Karoo with ingredients sourced elsewhere. Local favourites like Karoo lamb, honey roasted sweet potatoes, seared venison, hertzoggies and melktert are a must if for cooking to pass as 'Karoo cuisine'. Throw in a couple of our own creations, like our 'Karoo-krieke' (vanilla fried tiger prawns), or our blushing pears with wine-custard, and you can count on having a pretty good time once the dinner bell rings.

There is something about Karoo food that brings people together, no matter what age, race, gender, culture or nationality they are. This is what we strive to achieve with our food. Each dish we serve should start a conversation with the one next to you and across from you. That, to us, is Karoo cooking at its very best. Our food evokes emotions from and an interaction between our guests. These make for great stories and precious memories.

The Karoo is known for its people and their stories - 'stoepstories' as it is referred to. The people at Kuzuko breathe life into the guests' experience. Yes the facilities are great, and the animals and scenery are magnificent, but it's the people who make for the best memories. They are the ones who add to your story, and that in itself is priceless.

To eat is to live; might as well do it with passion then!

Guillaume Schoon

Executive Chef

For the Love of Pampering - Wellness Centre

We offer a variety of wellness treatments including facials, speciality massages, body exfoliations and wraps. These can be enjoyed in our wellness centre, in the privacy of your chalet, by the pool or on your private veranda.

Couples can enjoy romantic treatments together in a facility especially set up for multiple treatments.

We offer gift vouchers, and host bachelorette and teenage pamper parties. While day visitors and small group bookings are welcome, pre-booking is essential.

View our full spa menu here. Contact to book your treatment.

A Love Story - Weddings, Honeymoons, Anniversaries

An ideal wedding venue, Kuzuko offers breathtaking views, 5-star luxury accommodation and authentic Karoo cuisine. The simple yet elegant romance of the African bush is the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding or commitment ceremony.

A blend of Karoo romance and traditional South African hospitality Kuzuko offers tailor made wedding, honeymoon and anniversary packages. Choose between our selection of indoor venues, a bush reception in our boma or a stretch tent over our infinity pool.

We can comfortably accommodate 72 guests and, should the lodge be booked out for your special day, we'll include a chalet for the bride and her entourage on the night before the wedding. In addition, the bride and groom can spend their first night in the honeymoon suite free of charge.

Ceremony Venue Options
Our outdoor venues are the perfect backdrop
Swimming Pool - a gazebo can be erected over the pool to create a covered area
Restaurant Deck

Our air-conditioned indoor venues are a welcome relief from the summer heat:
Reception Building - a Karoo farm style building
Chapel - A country style venue 15km away from the lodge
Conference Room - a more modern approach
Family Lounge - perfect for breathtaking views of the Big Five reserve below

Whether you choose a banquet-style or a dinner-and-dance setting, we'll ensure that your guests are comfortable throughout the day. In addition, we have a back-up generator with an automatic changeover switch in case of a power failure or load-shedding.

Please make an appointment on 042 203 1700 during office hours to visit our venues.

Nurturing a Love for Wildlife in our Children

Kids' Activities

Children are most welcome at Kuzuko Lodge. We cater for their every need with everything from child friendly decks, kiddie menus and sleeper couches - for under twelve's - to a special activity programme overseen by a dedicated game ranger.

Fun in the Sun

Our fun in the sun pack includes a bag, hat, insect repellent, sun block, bottled water and all the tools needed to enjoy our outdoor activities.

Under 5s

Under 5's can join our Tiny Tots programme and have fun at the outdoor jungle gym or enjoy building puzzles, colouring in or playing other fun games in a secure environment.

5 to 10 year olds, Wilderness Ramble

All sorts of treasures are waiting to be discovered as 5 to 10 year olds get up close and personal with the bugs, lizards, birds and other interesting inhabitants and plants at Kuzuko Lodge during a supervised Wilderness Ramble.

8 to 14 year olds, Do it like the Koisan Kids did

Experience the Karoo the Bushmen way. Explore nature and the remnants of caves and Khoisan painting gallery. Memorise the paintings and redraw them using your paint brush made from a local plant on return to the lodge. (Minimum of 4 children) Ages 8 to 14