Discover Kuzuko

We are ideally positioned at the end of the world-famous Garden Route in the malaria free Eastern Cape.

Like all the best adventures, we can be found just off the beaten track – far enough away from the bright lights to be a proper wilderness experience with untouched night skies, yet still easily accessible from Port Elizabeth airport.

Getting here

Transfer

The easiest way to get to Kuzuko is via a transfer from Port Elizabeth airport. The scenic transfer takes approximately 2.5 hours taking in the beautiful Eastern Cape coastline including Colchester’s majestic sand dunes at the mouth of the Sunday’s River before moving inland crossing the Zuuberg Mountains past the baboons of the Olifantskop Pass (Elephant’s Head Pass) then on to Kuzuko.

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Getting here

Self Drive

Kuzuko is also easily accessible by road if you prefer to drive yourself with 100km on the N2 and N10 highways and a further 50km on dirt road. The scenic journey along the coast and over the Olifantskop Pass takes approximately 2.5 hours depending on the vehicle you are driving. The dirt road is accessible to all vehicles, however for comfort we would strongly recommend hiring a small SUV as a minimum.

Self-driving to Kuzuko is a great way to have a proper South African bush experience with just enough dirt road to know that you are going somewhere special whilst not needing a 4×4 or any prior dirt road experience.

If you are self-driving please contact our reservations team prior to departure with your ETA and we will look out for your arrival. If you have any issues along your way do get in touch and we will be able to assist.

Directions from Port Elizabeth Airport

  1. From the airport follow signs for the N2 towards Grahamstown
  2. Follow the N2 along the coast – after 40km you will pass the small town of Colchester
  3. After Colchester the highway turns inland and after a further 12km the N2 splits off and the highway turns into the N10 – continue straight onto the N10
  4. 20km after the split you will pass the small town of Paterson – continue straight
  5. After Paterson you will go over the Olifanstskop pass – continue straight over the pass
  6. Once you have descended the other side of the pass continue along the N10 for another 20km after which you will see a large green sign for a cross road – take the left turn onto the dirt road marked Jansenville R400
  7. Continue straight along the R400 dirt road for 18km until you hit a small section of tr road and T junction where you will turn right following the signs for Kuzuko
  8. After 500m keep left at the junction and keep following the signs for Kuzuko
  9. After a short stretch of tar the road once again becomes dirt
  10. Continue straight on the dirt road for 11km passing a small petrol station on your (the petrol station is not always open) then make a left turn at the sign for Kuzuko
  11. Immediately after the left turn you will pass through an electric gate for Copper Moon – you are now entering a wildlife area so please drive carefully
  12. Continue straight for a further 11km until you pass another electric gate which is the entrance to Kuzuko
  13. After another 1km you will come to our reception building on your left – you have arrived!

Some Dirt Road Tips

A great opportunity to hire a fun car:
Our dirt road is accessible to all vehicles, for comfort we would strongly recommend hiring a small SUV as a minimum

Budget more time:
It’s best to take your time on a dirt road so plan for more time than you would for the same distance on tarmac

Watch out for wildlife:
Especially in the drainage dips, there may be a Kudu deciding to cross the road and they don’t always look both ways…

Use the whole road:
Don’t be afraid to drive on the other side of the road if it looks smoother – dirt roads are all about good line choice

Plan ahead:
Stopping distances a larger on loose surfaces, especially when wet

Gentle movements:
Harsh breaking or sharp steering movements can result in a skid

Don’t forget to enjoy:
Being on a dirt road generally means you’re heading somewhere amazing and the views are awesome do don’t forget to enjoy and get some cool pictures!

Petrol stations

The best petrol station to stop at is called Nanaga and can be found at the junction where the N10 and N2 split. There is an excellent farm stall at Nanaga which is a great place to stretch your legs and try some South African delicacies. From Nanaga it is easily possible to get to Kuzuko and back on one tank of fuel. There is a small farm petrol station about 14km from Kuzuko for emergencies but it is not always open so it is best to fill up before this point.

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