Safari Easy Chair

From: $ 435.12

The elegant lines of the Safari Easy Chair remind one of the tusks of great elephant that roam the African Savanna. The seat and backrest are curved and angled to give maximum comfort. Broad leather ‘riempie’ straps or woven yacht rope provide a tight support and superb comfort. The frame is hand shaped from beautiful Zambezi Teak.

The Safari Easy chair is an excellent lounger for hotel verandas, camp decks, by the pool or in a special private place. Everyone who sits in this chair falls in love with it instantly!

For more information on the Safari Easy Chair, please see ‘Product details’ below

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Our Design
The Safari Easy Chair is Richard Lowe’s interpretation of a chair originally designed by renowned Danish Designer, Hans J. Wegner, but with significant differences in the generous proportions of the timber used and the unique seat and back material. The elegantly curved form of this safari chair with angled backrest provides perfect comfort. The rawhide leather straps were traditionally used by the trekkers of yesteryear to make ropes and lash components of wagons and implements together. As the rawhide dries it shrinks and imparts great strength and rigidity to the chair.
The Safari Easy Chair is exquisitely built from an exceptionally fine and durable timber – Zambezi Teak, formerly known as Rhodesian Teak.
Materials and finishes used

Our safari easy chair is constructed out of Zambezi Teak. The timber is very hard and therefore difficult to work, but the end result is worth the challenges. Only the all brown heartwood of the teak is used with no staining or meddling with the colour, so the end product is pure, natural grain and colour.

The leather straps are known in Southern Africa as riempie. Tanned from thick bovine hide, this genuine leather is cut in much wider strips than traditional riempie, giving it greater durability. An option using Marine Sail Rope for the seat and back is also available.

A lacquer finish is fine if the chairs are left indoors, but for outdoors we definitely recommend an oil finish.

Uses of the Safari Easy Chair

This safari chair is very comfortable and therefore ideal for relaxing on a veranda or by a pool. Hotel and lodge guests absolutely love them. One or two on the guest stoep or on a deck works wonders. A word of warning for Safari lodges – hyena love to chew on the riempie, so please make sure they can’t get to the chairs if left outdoors.

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Weight15 kg
Dimensions100 × 61 × 86 cm



Leather Strap, Sail Rope


1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany


To protect your lacquered finish please place your safari easy 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.


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.

1 review for Safari Easy Chair

  1. Tasmin Dilworth

    The chairs are absolutely beautiful and we are excited to have them in Aus- they arrived just in time for us to have them provide an ‘african touch’ for our wedding in a few weeks. It’s special for us to have a lovely reminder of Africa. We are thrilled at how great they are and plan to enjoy them for many years!

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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 offer a 15 year warranty on your Safari Easy Chairs for any flaws in construction or material (except natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks etc.) Miss handling or inappropriate use of the product will invalidate the warranty.

We will supply you with our suggested care and maintenance guidelines to ensure life-long enjoyment of your furniture. However we cannot be held responsible for repairing / replacing this product if you don’t follow these guidelines.

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 Easy Chairs ordered% discount offered
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