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Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s unspoilt Easten Cape province lies Kwandwe Private Game Rserve, a world-class Big Five safari destination. The 22 000 hectares of pristine private wilderness stretches either side of the Great Fish river which meanders for 30km through scenic landscapes and comprises just twenty-six rooms split across five very individual and distinct safari lodges and villas.

Renowned for our quality guiding, understated luxury and the thousands of animals and wildlife that call the reserve home, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve offers a range of safari activities and accommodation options to make every African Dream come true.

Accommodation Options

Ecca Lodge

With only 6 lodges, of which 3 are dedicated to families, the lodge is intimate, relaxed and trendy, with décor inspired by the vibrant colours and textures of the African people. Included are expansive wooden decks, an open interactive kitchen and a rim-flow lap pool. Super-King sized beds, large bathrooms with free-standing baths and separate lounge areas feature funky bean bags. Family suites can accommodate 2 adults + 2 children (on day beds in the lounge) and include a private vehicle and ranger.

Great Fish River Lodge

Set along the lush green banks of the river after which it is named, the 9-suite lodge is designed to amplify the endless landscape. Featuring a classic-contemporary style of understated elegance and earthy tones. Floor-to-ceiling framed glass doors fold back to reveal an uninterrupted wilderness, and the en-suite bathrooms, with bath and indoor and outdoor showers, separate w.c. and twin basins offer unmatched views over the sweeping landscape beyond.

Kwandwe Fort House Villa

With 4 bedrooms featuring two master bedrooms and two twin suites it is ideally suited for a family of up to people. It combines the very best of an exclusive safari lodge with the latest conveniences of a modern home and it offers multiple relaxation and entertainment areas to ensure that you can connect with loved ones or to spend some quiet time alone.

Melton Manor Villa

Melton Manor is a chic and contemporary, yet relaxing and comfortable 4 bedroom villa that offers you sweeping views of the Afromontane forests. The welcoming U-shape are cleverly designed around the central courtyard and its large, inviting swimming pool, distinctively South African.  

Uplands Homestead Villa

An intimate, colonial-style safari home set in a remote and tranquil valley and available for the sole use of families of up to 6 people. This elegant 1905 farmhouse has been lovingly restored to retain all the charm and grace of yesterday without losing any of its renowned warmth and ambience. 

For an exciting experience and adventure, you can choose the option, that best suit your needs.

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