Kruger Directors Chair

From: R 3,950.00

For detailed information on the properties of the different material types used for seat covers please see our article on cover choices.

The African Touch Kruger folding Director’s Chair is an upmarket and unique version of the classic Director’s Chair traditionally used on film sets and African safaris! The beautifully hand turned components are measured by the expert eye of our master craftsmen. Solid brass hinges compliment the hand worked Zambezi Teak. The result is utility chair of rare beauty and elegance. The Kruger retains the comfort of our other Chairs, and is built with brass fittings and genuine antique bovine leather covers. High quality Auto seat material covers are also available.
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Made to Order Delivery time will be advised
The Design

We wanted a very upmarket Director’s Chair for clients who want to distinguish their properties from those purchasing our other Director’s Chairs. Richard Lowe thought long and hard about this, and decided to build a chair using all turned components in Zambezi Teak. Even the tenon joints are turned on the lathe by hand to exactly fit mortice holes that were pre-drilled into the square stock. The beautifully hand turned components are measured by the expert eye of our master craftsmen. We then commissioned the connecting hinges out of solid polished brass, and decided on an antique genuine leather double quilted seat and back cover. The result is a unique chair that has certainly grabbed the attention of many interior decorators.

The material used.

The Kruger Director’s Chair uses solid brass hinges compliment the hand worked Zambezi Teak. Zambezi teak is a very attractive red-brown timber and exceptionally hard. Our normal finishing coat is a lacquer, but an oil finish is also available.

Seat covers can be either quilted genuine upholstery leather or a high quality Auto seat canvas designed for top of the range SUVs.

Where is the Kruger Director’s Chair used?

Generally the Kruger Director’s Chair is purchased by upmarket Safari Lodges for their dining chairs. They have also been purchased as office chairs and for verandas.

The chair often sells with the Expedition Folding Table

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Weight8 kg
Dimensions55 × 70 × 90 cm

Lacquer, Oil


1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany

Seat сovers

Auto Canvas double padded grey, Auto Canvas Double Padded sand, Quilted Leather


To protect your lacquered finish please place your table 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.


Your oiled African Touch products receive two to 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 at least every 6 months, preferably 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.

Leather covers

To protect and nourish your leather covers, we recommend you use Hide Food from Stapol. We carry stocks of Hide Food in our outlets should you require it.

Firstly clean the leather with a damp cloth. Hide Food should always be applied using a lint free cloth, a natural or synthetic sponge using an even circular motion. Drying is temperature related but the cream generally dries in a couple of minutes after which it can be buffed with a polish brush or soft cloth. It will renovate and provide an elegant lustre. It also provides a good degree of water resistance.

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.

For large orders we offer discounts. Please enquire with our sales staff what discounts are available.

For orders of 10 Kruger Director’s Chairs or more we offer a 10% discount.

The Kruger Director’s Chair folds conveniently for shipping. The chairs are packed 6 to a box. The dimensions of the box are 1200mm (48″) wide x 560mm (22.5″) high x 925mm (37″) deep and the weight approximately 50 kg (110lbs). If a smaller box is required we can make it.

The chairs can be sent by air or sea freight. Please Contact us for options.

Please note the reduction in air traffic during the Covid 19 crisis has led to increased costs of airfreight. If you would prefer to wait for an airfreight quote until costs normalise please feel free to contact us and we will revert once costs come back to normal. Some quotes we get are still reasonable, so please also contact us if you would like a quote now. Sea freight rates are largely unaffected.

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