Accommodation in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Game Reserve flanks both the north and south banks of the Great Fish River, in the rugged Eastern Cape Province. The 22,000 hectare (54 000 acre) reserve is a sanctuary for thousands of animals including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant and cheetah. Meaning “Place of the Blue Crane” in isiXhosa, Kwandwe is a breeding refuge for South Africa’s rare and highly endangered national bird. This private reserve offers an exclusive Big 5 safari, with just 26 rooms split across five intimate and award-winning lodges including three sole-use villas.

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge is intimate, hovering over the African bushland like a stylish penthouse. With breathtaking views over an Acacia, Aloe and Spekboom rich valley, this chic lodge e offers the perfect wildlife experience for the young at heart. With only 6 suites, Ecca Lodge is positioned in a malaria-free nature…

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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

With great views of the Great Fish River, the lodge is set up high on a steep bank and inside the Kwandwe reserve. The 9 luxurious suites are connected by wooden walkways, each suite featuring an en-suite bathroom, indoor-and-outdoor showers, thatched veranda and private plunge pool. Enjoy starlit dinners in the…

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Kwandwe Melton Manor

A sole-use safari villa, Kwandwe Melton Manor’s four ensuite bedrooms offer sweeping views of the nature reserve. Distinctively South African, the villa is a mix of colonial furniture and African-inspired décor with a natural palette. Ideal for up to 8 people, you can enjoy the Big Five in a malaria-free setting….

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Kwandwe Fort House

Kwandwe Fort House is a modern, sole-use 4-bedroom safari villa in a private setting, with sweeping views of the Great Fish River valley.Discreetly combining the very best of an exclusive safari lodge with the latest conveniences of a modern home, it offers total privacy and an abundance of space to reconnect…

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Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

Set in South Africa’s malaria-free Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Uplands is a restored 1905 farmhouse with 3 spacious en-suite bedrooms with separate balconies. This private safari lodge is perfect for small groups of families with children. The elegant atmosphere of olden-style interiors mixes with a contemporary farm kitchen. You can enjoy…

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