The Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge, in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, recently played host to one of South Africa’s newest stars, the actress Vanessa Haywood, who enjoyed a weekend here with her family and team from the SA TV show, Top Billing.
Vanessa stars in District 9, which has just been released worldwide, and has topped the US box office with over $160 m takings in just the first week. Movie buffs may also remember Vanessa from other movies such as Hey Boy and Blood Diamond.
Kichaka really made an impression on Vanessa. She was very impressed with the accommodation, cuisine and friendly service she received, and was blown away by the game viewing – she saw cheetah, elephants, lion, aardwolf to name a few !
Kichaka Lodge is ideally situated just over one hour from Port Elizabeth airport. Experienced rangers maximise every opportunity to ensure exceptional viewing during game drives on this established 7,500 hectare game reserve. Each of the 10 luxurious suites have been designed to provide every amenity and privacy. Each suite has a lounge area with large glass sliding doors on two sides which open wide, making these rooms part of the surrounding bush. There is also a large private viewing deck and private heated plunge pool.