Kuzuko (meaning "Place of Glory" in Xhosa) is a luxury boutique lodge on the Kuzuko Private Game Reserve. Set high upon a hill, Kuzuko is known for its spectacular views and warm service as well as intimate wildlife experiences. Being the only lodge on the reserve, Kuzuko boasts one of the lowest guest densities per km2 in …show more
Accommodation options at Kuzuko Lodge
Luxury ChaletsMin 1 guest - max 4 guests21 Chalets
This free-standing thatched chalet consists of an open plan lounge-bedroom area with either 2 extra length single beds and a sleeper couch, or 1 king size bed a…
from R 7210 / per-room-per-night
R6040 Winter Rate '24enquireIndoor ShowerBathSafeWiFiAirconditioning in bedroom
- All meals
- Welcome drinks
- Two daily game drives
- Transfers between Kuzuko Gatehouse and Kuzuko Lodge
Activities at Kuzuko Lodge
Nature Walksmore info
Game Drivesmore info
Rock Art Explorationmore info
Junior Ranger Programemore info
How to get there
Port Elizabeth Airport
Addo Elephant National Park, N10, Addo, 6013
Check in at Kuzuko Lodge
13:00 on day of arrival
Check out at Kuzuko Lodge
10:00 on day of departure
Frequently asked questions
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/ per room per night
R6040 Winter Rate '24
The safaris were awesome and our guides where great, they really cared for our experience and had a passion for their job. It was like you were in your own wee bubble here- a mini paradise and an experience my wife and I will never forget. Thank you for the memories
Great place to explore Addo
If you would like to see more than Addo Elegant Park, it’s a perfect place in Greater Addo, especially with kids!
Warm, welcoming and excellent attention detail made our stay at Kuzuko great. The food was outstanding, and every member of staff made us feel so welcome. While there are Big 5 animals on the property, this is not the only reason you would go there. If however, you are looking for a quiet place of natural beauty, combined with all the spoils, Kuzuko is highly recommended.
Kuzuko Lodge impact highlights
In 2002, when the Kuzuko project was initiated, the local area faced an unemployment rate exceeding 70%, and the deteriorated, arid farmland offered limited job opportunities. Uncommon for a private game reserve, the decision to establish Kuzuko was straightforward—it was deemed the most effective way to generate employment and income for the region, given the land and climate.
While social objectives remain integral to Kuzuko's identity, the reserve has evolved into much more over the past two decades, unfolding a narrative of love, conservation, and community upliftment. The restoration and rewilding of the land have proven to be enriching and empowering experiences for all involved. From witnessing elephants roam freely on the land after over 150 years to embarking on one of the world's largest reforestation projects using the quintessentially South African spekboom tree, these moments unfold regularly at Kuzuko.
Considerable strides have been made in conservation efforts, with many exciting projects on the horizon. One of their greatest pleasures is sharing the conservation and restoration journey with guests, who often express feeling rejuvenated by their experience in this special place.