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Safari Director’s Chair

From: R3,400.00

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 Canvas designed for 4×4 vehicles. 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.
The steel cleats and hinges of our Directors Chairs are powder coated and baked in an oven to protect them against the corrosive salt air of coastal regions. In addition, the cleats are fitted with stainless steel screws for the same purpose. The folding parts of the chair are cushioned with leather washers for a smooth action.
Recommended weight limit 120kg (260lb). Please do not rock back and forth on any chair.
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 Director’s chairs fold for convenient storage and have a wide range of uses. Their superb comfort makes them ideal for long evenings spent around the dining table with friends, as a desk chair or a casual chair on the veranda or around the campfire. They are popular on boats, in restaurants and bush camps!

Seat Covers we offer:

Two seat cover materials are available.

  • Beautiful, very comfortable Canvas originally designed for 4×4 vehicle seats.
  • Ripstop canvas is 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. Standard-sized covers can easily be replaced by the factory or an agent closest to you.  Should you wish to protect your chairs if you leave the outdoors when they’re not in use, we can provide you with a canvas chair cover.

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 700 x 700 version). These folding camp tables are very conveniently and easy to store. Then, for a more structured dining setting, we recommend the Camp Table.
The evolution of our Director’s Chairs.

The African Touch Safari Director’s Chairs have been around for thirty years now, and is certainly our best seller. Bar Antarctica, our director’s chairs have been shipped to every continent on the planet!  We have made over thirty thousand of these chairs to date! We continue to refine the design into what we consider the best folding camp chair on the market.

Vernier calipers are used to carefully measure every joint to ensure a perfect fit.  Our chairs are designed without any spacers between the legs as these can cause the chair to become unstable.  The seat is set at just the right tension and seating height.  Stainless steel or brass fittings can be provided especially for chairs to be used at the coast.

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Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 56 × 30 × 92 cm
Seat сovers

Canvas Quilted Grey, Canvas Quilted Karoo Khaki, Canvas Quilted Sand, Ripstop Quilted Safari Green, Ripstop Quilted Sand, Safari Harness Leather

Director's Chair Drinks Tray

With removable Drinks Tray, Without Drinks Tray

Oiled product.

Your oiled Safari Chair receives two applications of The African Touch Furniture Oil prior to delivery. Our outlets carry stock, should you require it. We recommend you 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 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.


10 reviews for Safari Director’s Chair

  1. Karin

    Good day Gift

    We received the chairs, thank you so much!

    Thank you.

    Shandon Eco Reserve

  2. Karin

    Good day Gift

    The chairs arrived yesterday, and we are very happy.
    Thank you so much for the fast delivery.

    Wish you a nice weekend.
    Mbombela, MP
    South Africa

  3. Steven Orsmond

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 😊 😊😊😊

  6. Vida

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

  7. Richard Firth

    Thanks for your good service.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

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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.

We offer 10% discount for orders of 20 or more chairs, and to Professional designers and decorators. The discount will reflect in your quote.

Prices include shipping to your nearest main port. Should you require shipment ‘Door to Door’ or to an isolated port we may need to update your quote depending on the extra cost. The price excludes fees at the port of entry (customs clearance, tax such as VAT etc).

The Safari 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 740mm (30″) 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.

Questions? Call +27 68 246 2513