Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
More than a world-class safari destination, Kwandwe Game Reserve is a resounding community and conservation success story! Four award-winning luxury lodges grace the unspoilt wilderness of this malaria-free private game reserve in the rugged Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
The Great Fish River meanders peacefully through the pristine bush, where the Big Five of Africa roam freely, among a diversity of other magnificent predators and prey. Kwandwe excels in superb nighttime game viewing, exceptional bird watching and special interest safaris – Big Five game walks and rhino conservation safaris.
Choose between two luxurious sole-use villas, Uplands Homestead and Melton Manor, resplendent with a personal chef and a dedicated butler. Game drives are conducted by your game ranger, accompanied by a wildlife tracker, in the villa’s own 4×4 vehicle.
Ecca Lodge is ideal for young families, offering a laid-back and contemporary safari experience in a fun Afro-chic setting. The spacious rooms flow out onto viewing decks looking out over the surrounding valley bush, while the lively interiors keep the feel funky and modern.
The Kwandwe safari adventure is an intimate and exclusive experience of understated luxury in the pristine wilderness, shared with only a few. From the four ultra-comfortable lodges guests explore 22,000 hectares of untamed wilderness, where the iconic Big 5 of Africa roam freely, among a plethora of other weird and wonderful creatures. A private stretch of the Great Fish River meanders through the unspoilt Kwandwe Reserve, which falls on either side, providing guests with top-notch game viewing.