About Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe, translated as 'place of the blue crane' in isiXhosa, flanks both the north and south banks of the Great Fish River, near Grahamstown, roughly two hours' from Port Elizabeth.

Did you know? Kwandwe, means 'place of the blue crane' in isiXhosa.

The 22 000 hectare reserve is home to thousands of animals that include the Big Five, cheetah and a few threatened species like the Knysna woodpecker, Cape grysbok, black wildebeest, crowned eagle, black-footed cat and the blue crane from which it takes its name.

The malaria-free game reserve is close enough to the Garden Route to make a safari filled couple of days an easy end or beginning to your holiday.

Game drives are conducted in the early morning and evening by well informed rangers, and accommodation is divided across two lodges, a manor and a homestead.

Children are welcome and former guests have given rave reviews about the amount of game they are easily able to spot, and the professionalism of the staff.

Activities include game drives, interpretive bush walks, fishing, historic tours to learn more about the Frontier Wars that took place around here, birding, rhino tracking and childrens' activities.

The walks through the euphorbia thickets explore the lichen, mosses and ferns, allow you to spot birds of prey and other species that nest in the taller trees, as well as buffalo herds, the occasional rhino, bushbuck or bushpig.

Because of where it lies, Kwandwe's south-facing slopes are directly affected by the ocean, as sea breezes blow through here. They are thus covered in denser vegetation and forest-like thickets of Euphorbia trees, particularly on the higher slopes, whilst the north-facing slopes are drier and more open. Evenings and early mornings may be cooler than anticipated.

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WhereFish River, Frontier Country, Eastern Cape, South Africa

WhenOpen to overnight guests only.

OvernightStay in Grahamstown Accommodation, Eastern Cape

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Grahamstown Game Lodge

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Sleeps 14 people in 5 rooms

Set in the heart of the Private Reserve in thick vegetation overlooking a dense valley, Ecca Lodge offers breathtaking ...

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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Sleeps 18 people in 9 rooms

Great Fish River Lodge is located in the magnificent malaria-free Eastern Cape, Kwandwe Game Reserve and is within easy ...

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Grahamstown Game Lodge

Kwandwe Fort House

Sleeps 8 people in 1 unit

Warmth and comfort embodies the refined private spaces of the Fort House in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. The private ...

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Grahamstown Game Lodge

Kwandwe Melton Manor

Sleeps 8 people in 1 unit

Kwandwe Melton Manor is a private space that inspires the sharing of meals, laughter and experiences around the ...

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Grahamstown Game Lodge

Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

Sleeps 6 people in 1 unit

The African wilderness of which childhood dreams are made is found at Kwandwe Uplands Homestead. An intimate private ...

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Grahamstown Game Lodge

Kwandwe Galpin Tented Camp

Sleeps 8 people in 1 unit

Set in a lush valley in the remote southern part of the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Galpin Tented Camp gazes east ...

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  • Kwandwe Galpin Tented Camp does not have a swimming pool
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

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