Kwandwe Game Reserve 5 Star Eastern Cape Game Lodges

Kwandwe Game Reserve

Game Lodge at Fish River, Frontier Country, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests15
  • Units/Rooms15
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

About Kwandwe Game Reserve

Located in the magnificent malaria-free Eastern Cape, the Kwandwe Game Reserve is within easy reach of South Africa’s beautiful coastline and provides the perfect beginning or ending to a journey along the famed Garden Route. The Kwandwe Private Game Reserve consists of 22 000 hectares of untamed African bushveld.

A conservation victory, Kwandwe is home to thousands of animals, including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant and cheetah, as well as Africa’s famous Big Five. Meaning “Place of the Blue Crane” in Xhosa, Kwandwe is a haven for a population of these rare, vulnerable birds. The Kwandwe Game Reserve also provides sanctuary for other threatened species, such as the Knysna woodpecker, black wildebeest, martial eagle, serval and brown hyena, critically endangered species such as the crowned eagle and black rhino and other vulnerable species such as the cheetah, black footed cat, elephant, lion, springhare and the black harrier.


Ecca Lodge Double Suite x4:
These spacious suites feature en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, separate w.c, twin basins, personal bars and private decks with plunge pools. Interior design reflects natural textures in hues of burnt aloe orange, rust and olive.

Great Fish River Lodge Suites x6:
These luxurious suites feature en-suite bathrooms, indoor & outdoor showers, separate w.c, twin basins, personal bars and covered verandas with plunge pools. The decor is classic-contemporary African-inspired, with natural palettes of earth-toned fabrics.

Uplands Homestead x1:
A restored farmhouse dating back to 1905, this sole-use villa features three spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and private verandas. Original antiques and rich furnishings give this laidback luxurious home a comfortable and romantic ambiance.

Melton Manor x1:
A sole-use safari villa with four en-suite bedrooms. The spacious u-shaped lodge features high ceilings and deep verandas, overlooking the central courtyard, its large swimming pool and sweeping views.

Ecca Lodge Family Suite x2:
These spacious suites feature en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, separate w.c, twin basins, personal bars and private decks with plunge pools. Interior design reflects natural textures in hues of burnt aloe orange, rust and olive.

Fort House x1:
Kwandwe Fort House is a modern, sole use villa in a private setting with sweeping views of the Great Fish River Valley. Featuring two master bedrooms and two twin suites as well as free flowing living and entertainment areas, it comfortably sleeps families of up to eight.

A day at the Kwandwe Game Reserve

At the Kwandwe Game Reserve, the stays of guests are planned to thrill with up close wildlife encounters combined with the comfort of luxurious accommodation and facilities.

Morning Game Drive
As dawn breaks over the African bush, a gentle tap on the door awakens guests to the delights of a new day. The ranger discusses the planned sightings over fragrant tea or coffee and morning biscuits or rusks. Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of a ranger and tracker team, who will attempt to track favourite animals.

Guests return to the lodge for a delicious breakfast, with platters of fruit and cheese followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes. Choose from eggs, oats, waffles or a number of other options.

If guests wish, they can walk off their breakfast on a short walk near the lodge, accompanied by the ranger, who will share his insight into the smaller animals and vegetation in the area. Return to the lodge in time for lunch.

Afternoon Tea
Cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool or indulge in an afternoon siesta. Over a late afternoon tea, the ranger discusses what one can expect to see during the afternoon game drive.

Evening Game Drive
This game drive begins in the late afternoon and lasts until after dark, when spotlights are used for a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life. Spot the rarely seen porcupine, aardwolf or aardvark. Enjoy sundowners in a scenic location as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon.

Return to the lodge for a mouthwatering dinner around a blazing fire in a boma or in your lodge's dining area.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance
  • Tonight from
  • ZAR 17380
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.130450999333334
Longitude: 26.537394999666667

Closest airport(s)
East London Airport - 185km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 160km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
July 2010 - No guest reviews.

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