Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Exquisite landscape and plenty of wildlife nestle the Great Fish River Lodge within the 54 thousand acres of Kwandwe Reserve. Being malaria-free, Big-Five safari destination in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, guests experience exclusive accommodation and gourmet food making for an African Dream come true. At the lodge, the vastness of the reserve can be admired when soaking in the magnificent views from the expansive viewing decks or the privacy of the suite's private plunge pool.

The camps nine spacious and well-appointed suites were designed so that the surrounding spectacular landscape can best be enjoyed. The ideal floor-to-ceiling framed glass doors can be folded back leading to the endless wilderness. The en-suite bathrooms feature a bath as well as indoor and outdoor showers, a separate w.c and twin basins.

For the warmer summer months, overhead fans, as well as air conditioning, provide the necessary cooling. The thatched veranda as well as the private plunge pool on the terrace, which are available in all the suites, offer the best of outdoor living.

Suite features:

  • Magnificent views
  • Ensuite bathrooms (bath, indoor and outdoor showers)
  • Separate w.c and twin basins
  • Overhead fans and air conditioning
  • Watched veranda
  • Private plunge pools on the terrace.

Quick facts:

  • Malaria-free game reserve
  • Home to the 'Big Five' (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo)
  • Located high up on a steep bank
  • Expansive viewing decks over the Great Fish River
  • Fold-away glass doors in all suites
  • Private balconies with plunge pools
  • Magnificent bushveld views.

Activities

The most popular activities enjoyed by guests are the early morning and late afternoon safari drives during which visitors experience up-close encounters with Africa's incredible wildlife which include the "Big Five", namely leopard, lion, rhino, buffalo and elephant. Walking safaris, which are accompanied by armed game rangers, provide a chance for guests to learn more about the smaller creatures in reserve as well as its flora and fauna.

A unique and extraordinary activity is the Rhino Conservation Safari for which a three night, four-day safari is recommended. At this moment travellers may participate in Kwandwe's rhino-darting and notching programme during which a rhino is darted to plant microchips into the horns which are essential for the preservation of this endangered species.

  • Early morning safari drives
  • Late afternoon/evening safari drives
  • Interpretive Bush Walks
  • Big Game Walking Safari
  • Rhino Conservation Safari
  • Save the Rhino Drive
  • Photographic Safari
  • Bird watching
  • Stargazing.