Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

  • Ecca Lodge
  • Melton Manor Suite
  • Great Fish River lodge
  • Melton Manor swimming pool
  • Wildlife
  • Uplands swimming pool  and view
  • Great Fish River lodge bedroom
  • Baby rhinos
  • Wildlife
  • Wildlife
  • Melton Manor bedroom
  • Description
  • Facilities
One of the largest private game reserves in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, Kwandwe is owner run and managed, with a strong focus on conservation and community development. The 22,000 hectares of pristine wilderness extends along 30 km of privately owned Great Fish River frontage.

Kwandwe aptly means "Place of the Blue Crane" in Xhosa. We are home to a variety of wildlife species including the Big 5 which consists of lion, black and white rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard. The reserve will also delight birdwatchers who are able to observe protected species such as the Blue Crane and Martial Eagle.

Guests can participate in day and night game drives, walking safaris with experienced trackers and sleep-outs on specially designed platforms. Also on offer are specialised activities such as rhino darting, carnivore research and fixed-wing flights following the route taken by early settlers. Kwandwe's reception building is a Frontier War-era fortified homestead, and the reserve boasts its own intimate chapel.

Kwandwe features three beautiful intimate safari lodges and a private villa that offers world-class sophistication and style.

A member of the renowned Relais & Chateaux association, Kwandwe is located in a malaria-free area, is ideal for families and forms a natural conclusion to a journey along the world-famous Garden Route.
  • Type: Safari Lodge
  • Sleeps: 50
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 0
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Babysitting Services
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • On-site Parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Room information

Great Fish River Lodge x 9

Includes: All Meals and Activities

Great Fish River Lodge features African-inspired décor with earth-toned fabrics and early settler artefacts. This lodge has nine luxurious bedroom suites with en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, twin basins and a bar area. Each suite has a private veranda and plunge pool. Guest areas are spacious, with generous, wraparound viewing decks leading from the dining room, bar and sitting areas. The sitting, library and dining areas each have a fireplace.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Separate toilet, Outdoor shower
Beds Twin beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, Hair Dryer

Ecca Lodge x 6

Includes: All Meals and Activities

Family-friendly Ecca lodge has six spacious bedroom suites with en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, twin hand basins, large verandas and private decks and plunge pools. Ecca Lodge is designed in hues of burnt aloe, orange, rust and olive. Living areas include a spacious sitting room with fireplace, dining room, bar area and an intimate study.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Separate toilet, Private bathroom, En-suite
Beds Twin beds
Other Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, Hair Dryer

Melton Manor x 4

Includes: All Meals and Activities

Melton Manor can be booked as a sole-use safari villa or each of the four en-suite bedrooms can be booked individually. Combining the very best elements of Uplands Homestead and Ecca Lodge, this is a contemporary Frontier farmhouse with added warmth and humour. This spacious U-shaped lodge is characterized by high ceilings and deep, cool verandas, each overlooking the central courtyard and its large swimming pool. The bedrooms each have their own spacious bathroom and innovative “butler hatches” for discreet room service. The gracious guest areas feature fireplaces for relaxed evenings. The interactive, contemporary farm-style kitchen is abuzz with chefs cooking up wholesome and delicious farmhouse dishes with Eastern Cape flair.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Twin beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Safe, Hair Dryer
Views Swimming pool

Uplands Homestead x 3

Includes: All Meals and Activities

Uplands Homestead is a restored farmhouse dating back to 1905 with an ‘Out of Africa’ character. It is available as a sole-use villa only and is ideal for families, friends and small groups. It features three spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and private verandas. Two rooms have bathrooms with a ball-and-claw bath and one room has a bathroom with an oval stone bath. Living areas include a sitting and dining room, and farm-style kitchen. Enjoy outdoor dining under the African stars and an inviting large swimming pool and gazebo.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds Twin beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Safe, Hair Dryer
Views Swimming pool

Nearby Places

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

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Book for three nights or more and receive a 10% discount on your accommodation. Terms and conditions apply.

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