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Kariba Chair


The Kariba Chair is a delightful and versatile chair suitable for use in the dining room, office, patio, as a kitchen chair or as a casual chair anywhere!

It is designed in the tradition of the old Cape farm chairs – very well built with simple clean lines giving it an attractive simplicity that appeals to modern minimalist tastes.

The solid hardwood seat is ideal for long term durability and is very comfortable.

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The design

The inspiration for the Kariba chair came from the very simple and practical Cape Dutch hardwood kitchen chairs of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is very well built with clean lines giving it an attractive simplicity that appeals to modern minimalist tastes. The seats are hand carved solid wood, and very comfortable! This hardwood chair is constructed with tight mortice and tenon joints, strong oversize corner blocks under the seat, and solid stretchers between the legs to make it very strong and long lasting.

The materials used and finishes available:

The solid hardwood seat is ideal for long term durability and is very comfortable. It is beautifully carved to suit the contours of most behinds and is a real feature of this lovely little chair.

This hardwood kitchen chair can be built from Zambezi Teak or African Mahogany.

Where to use a Kariba Chair?

The Kariba Chair is a delightful and versatile chair suitable for use in the dining room, office, patio, as a kitchen hardwood chair or as a casual chair anywhere! It is a light, robust chair ideal for use in restaurants and other commercial applications.

This hardwood kitchen chair is ideal with our Restaurant Table or Camp Table.

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Weight 24 kg
Dimensions 40 × 48 × 90 cm

Lacquer, Oil


1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany

Lacquered Kariba Chair.

To protect your lacquered finish place your Kariba Chair away from direct sunlight. Apply a good furniture wax or polish, initially twice a month, thereafter once a month. Apply sufficient to thinly cover the surface. As it dries (becomes dull) buff with a clean cloth until a beautiful sheen is achieved. Between waxings, keep the finish clean with a soft cloth or duster, and buff without wax.

Oiled Kariba Chair.

Your oiled African Touch Kariba Chair receives three applications of Satinwood 28 Base oil prior to delivery. Our outlets carry stock, or you can find it in most hardware shops in South Africa. We recommend you do one application on installation of the furniture. From time to time you will need to re-apply the oil. If the furniture is used outdoors, please do the re-application every 3 months. When in doubt, re-apply when the finish looks faded or dry. The recommended application procedure is as follows:

  • Wipe surface down with a clean cotton cloth lightly moistened with mineral turpentine. (Ensure that all surfaces are completely dry and clean before proceeding with the next step)
  • Use a clean cotton cloth or soft bristled brush dipped in the oil and apply in light, short strokes, ensuring thorough and even distribution of the oil.
  • Leave the oil on the furniture for at least 1 to 2 hours (but not more than 24 hours), to allow absorption into the wood.
  • Use a clean cotton cloth and wipe off all excess liquid to leave a natural smooth finish.
  • Allow to dry for approximately 24 hours.


If the surface of your furniture becomes a bit grimy over time it can be very effectively cleaned with Deckwash from Timberlife. Apply with a clean cloth.  Work in well over the total surface and wipe off all excess liquid.

If a wet glass or similar is left on the surface it may leave a watermark. In this case please wipe the water off as soon as possible, and if necessary apply some more Satinwood 28 base. If the mark is still slightly visible you can rub with a little baking soda mixed with an equal part of water, wipe off with a damp cloth and re-apply the oil.

When you make your enquiry we will discuss delivery options with you.

Camps and lodges:

For camps and lodges in Southern Africa we can quote on delivery
with our transport or you may arrange collection.
For East Africa and beyond it is often more convenient for us to
quote containerised freight for large orders and air freight to nearest
airport for smaller orders.

International Orders:

Certain knock down products can be delivered by courier direct to you.
Slightly cheaper is to organise air freight to your nearest airport.
For large orders we can quote containerised delivery by sea.

Smaller orders in Southern Africa:

We will quote for delivery by courier or our transport depending on your location.


For orders to Africa, Europe, Australia, and North America we provide a
Certificate of Origin so that duty is not payable in your country of destination.

Orders supplied from stock we request payment in full when the order is placed.
For products made to order we request a 50% deposit on order
with the balance paid on completion.

We cannot offer a warrantee on chairs except for defects in material and workmanship that affect the integrity of the chair under normal use and weight limits. The reason for this is that chairs can be subject to huge stresses (such as when a heavy person rocks back on the back legs) that are impossible to compensate for in the construction of the chair without compromising on the design appeal.

We build with timber harvested from natural forests. The charm of this material is that no two pieces are exactly the same in colour, character or grain, and they will contain natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks and so on that enhance their authenticity and attractiveness. As a result no 2 pieces will ever be identical and products may have natural imperfections. However, these will never be allowed to compromise the quality of construction of your piece.

The African Touch will not in any circumstances be liable for any claim which falls outside the scope of our warranty or for any consequential damages whatsoever.

For large orders we offer discounts. Please see the table below for the % offered.

Number of Kariba Chairs ordered % discount offered
10 10%
20 15%
30 20%
Questions? Call +27 73 080 5593