Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
A one hour 45 minute drive from Port Elizabeth, Kwandwe is one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa’s malaria free Eastern Cape and provides the perfect safari ‘add-on’ to an itinerary featuring Cape Town and the Garden Route. It spans 54,000 acres, offers exceptional wildlife viewing and features two individual safari lodges and two exclusive use villas, all in different corners of the reserve.
Great Fish River Lodge is located on the banks of the beautiful Fish River, a stunning 42km long river which meanders through the Kwandwe Game reserve. Each of the nine luxurious glass and thatch suites at Great Fish River Lodge overlook the river, and each are equipped with a private plunge pool and observation deck - which also have spectacular views through the valley.
The main areas are larger, beautifully designed and impeccably furnished. You know you're in a very special place the moment you walk in. Sumptuous local cuisine can be enjoyed on the viewing decks, in the dining room, by lantern light in the cosy walled boma or in any of a number of awe inspiring locations across the reserve.
The trendy, contemporary Ecca Lodge, with its six spacious suites, is the ‘fun member’ of the Kwandwe family and welcomes children of all ages. It is the perfect base for the ‘young at heart’ on safari and its open interactive kitchen makes meal times vibrant and exciting. Each suite at Ecca has a large private deck, a plunge pool and extensive living area (which can be converted into a separate room for up to 2 children under 16 years). The highly trained rangers and trackers take adults and children (6 years and over) on early morning and late afternoon game drives in open 4x4 game vehicles and children receive ‘Rangers in Training’ backpacks with a magnifying glass and booklet for identifying wildlife. In between game drives, enjoy a refreshing dip in Ecca’s swimming pool.
Kwandwe’s sole use Uplands Homestead, a lovingly restored 3-bedroomed 1905 farmhouse, is ideal for a family with older children or a party of up to six.
A contemporary frontier farmhouse with four bedrooms cleverly designed around a central courtyard, which is perfect for two families travelling, and multi genrational families travelling.
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