Safari Director’s Chair

From: $ 189.93

Built from the finest African hardwood – Zambezi Teak. Tough but with a beautiful colour and grain.

The Safari Director’s Chair has an extra wide self-tightening seat and broad armrest for added comfort.

Seat covers include very comfortable Auto canvas designed for 4×4 vehicles, with leather trim as optional. Ripstop canvas – tough, waterproof, ideal for hard-wearing situations out of doors. Please see our article on cover choices.

Ideal as a dining chair, as a desk chair or a casual chair on the veranda or around the camp fire. We carry stock for quick, hassle free delivery.

Our Drinks Tray clips onto the side of the Director’s Chair, and is an optional extra. The Expedition Folding table, can be used as a side table or a small bush dining table.
For more information on this best selling chair, please see ‘Product details’ below:
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The African Touch Safari Director’s Chair is a version of the classic folding camp director’s chair traditionally used on African safaris.  We have designed this folding safari chair with an extra wide self-tightening seat and broad armrest for added comfort. Safari Directors chairs fold for convenient storage, and have a wide range of uses. Their superb comfort make them ideal for long evenings spent round the dining table with friends, as a desk chair or a casual chair on the veranda or around the camp fire. They are popular on boats, in restaurants and bush camps!

Seat Covers we offer:

Two seat cover materials are available.

  • Beautiful, very comfortable Auto canvas designed for 4×4 vehicles – can have an attractive genuine leather trim.
  • Ripstop canvas as used to make tents. Tough, waterproof, ideal for hardwearing situations out of doors.

After years of use, the canvas covers can become worn and possibly torn. Our covers are a standard size so replacement covers can easily be ordered from the factory or agent. A canvas chair cover is also available to protect your chairs if you wish to lave them out of doors in all weather.

Useful additions:
Our Drinks Tray is a great addition to the Safari Director’s Chair. The tray simply clips onto the side of the chair and you pop your glass of good stuff onto it. Alternatively, the beautifully constructed African Touch Expedition Folding table can be used as a side table (the 500 x 500 version) or a small bush dining table (the 650 x 500 version). These tables fold away very conveniently when not in use. For a more structured dining setting we recommend the Camp Table.
The evolution of our Director’s Chairs.

The African touch Director’s Chairs have been around for thirty years now, and the safari chair is our best seller. They have been shipped to every continent bar Antarctica (at least not that we know of!). We have made over thirty thousand of these chairs and have continually refined the design into what we consider if the best on the market.

Every joint is carefully measured using a Vernier caliper to ensure a perfect fit and the optimum amount of wood glue is applied. Our chairs are designed without any spacers between the legs as these can fail and cause the chair to become unstable. As a result, the chair armrests are offset when folded, but this has no bearing on the comfort of the chair. The seat is set at just the right tension so that it is always taught but also at the right height to sit. Stainless steel or brass fittings can be provided especially for chairs to be used on the coast.

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Weight10 kg
Dimensions56 × 30 × 92 cm
Seat сovers

Auto Canvas Quilted Grey, Auto Canvas Quilted Sand, Ripstop Quilted Howard Green, Ripstop Quilted Sand


1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany

Oiled product.

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.


8 reviews for Safari Director’s Chair

  1. Marlene Lowe

    Our family have owned these chairs for over 25 years and they still work perfectly. We bought some new ones a few years ago and it’s nice to see that they are built just as solidly and ever-lasting as they did then. Fantastic products!

  2. Christine Pulvermacher

    We ordered a number of chairs for our new bush camp and are delighted with them. They look magnificent, are super comfortable and are admired by all. Will definitely be back for further items of furniture soon.

  3. Vanessa Preston Duck

    These are the most fantastic chairs. We use them all the time for our clients. Great quality and the best service from the team!

  4. Richard Firth

    Thanks for your good service.

  5. Vida

    Dear Gift,
    The chairs have arrived and they are great, thanks very much
    Kind regards

  6. Kerrin

    You are a star Gift and it’s been an absolute pleasure doing business with you!

    I wish everyone who was involved with the interior of my new home were half as efficient!

    Thank you so much 😊 😊😊😊

  7. Dan Arey

    My chairs arrived today. It took me 10 minutes to set them up. They are wonderful. Please pass my compliments on to the craftsmen. Thank you for the wonderful work and for keeping the tradition of campaign furniture alive.

  8. Steven Orsmond

    Thanx Gift – we received our chairs / order – Stunning, thank you

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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 Safari Director’s Chairs ordered% discount offered

The Safari Director’s Chair folds conveniently for shipping. The chairs are packed 5 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 58 kg (128lbs). 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.

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