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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the centre of South Africa’s malaria-free area near Grahamstown. Situated on 23 100 hectares of the vast African wilderness. The reserve is a member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux portfolio.

The Kwandwe reserve has appointed, and spacious accommodation is available in all of the lodges. The suites are large with lounges and verandahs invite for a most relaxing and enjoyable stay. The Reserve comprises five distinct habitats which are host to a remarkable array of wildlife. Professional rangers and trackers guide travellers through the bushveld where wildlife can be observed from a close distance.

  • Early morning safari drive
  • Late afternoon & evening safari drive
  • Interpretive bush walk
  • Walking safari
  • Save the Rhino drive
  • Private safaris
  • Campfire cooking.

Fish River Camp:

Along the aloe-studded banks of the river, the suites at the River Lodge feature private pools and large decks with magnificent views of the wild yet gentle landscape. Beautiful thatched guest areas and extensive viewing decks overlook the river.

Kwandwe Melton Manor:

A contemporary frontier farmhouse with modern touches. The Manor is booked on a sole use basis and is perfect for family holidays or parties of friends. Four en-suite bedrooms are designed around the central courtyard with its large, inviting swimming pool. A private safari vehicle, which can be booked exclusively on request, comes complete with a tracker and ranger.

Upland:

A is gracious homestead is a beautifully restored country house comprising three spacious en-suite bedrooms with private terraces. This villa is available for sole use by guests. The Homestead features a swimming pool and gazebo, and guests enjoy their ranger, tracker, chef and open 4x4 safari vehicle.

Ecca:

An innovative, stylish and intimate, the magnificent lodge features just a few private suites with spacious living areas and en-suite bathrooms. The central guest areas include a spacious sitting room, dining room and bar area, communal kitchen, sparkling rim-flow lap pool and unique interpretive centre.

Quick facts:

  • 22,000 hectare of private Kwandwe wilderness
  • Four small luxury lodges
  • 33 km privately owned River frontage
  • Wildlife-rich Kwandwe reserve with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo, and leopard)
  • A wide variety of predators and favourites such as cheetah, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe, black wildebeest, and gemsbok)
  • Bird watchers paradise (Fish Eagle and endangered Blue Crane)
  • Excellent nocturnal wildlife watching (aardwolf, aardvark)
  • Malaria-free safari destination
  • Readily available from Port Elizabeth
  • Suitable for families and small groups of friends
  • Two sole-use safari villas (private ranger/host, tracker, butler, chef and exclusive use of an open 4x4 safari vehicle)
  • Specialist safaris (Walking Safaris, Save the Rhino Drives, Rhino Conservation Safaris).

Children Activities

Kids have much to look forward to when visiting Kwandwe Private Reserve. Many exciting activities await which include exploring the wildlife, flora, and fauna of this malaria-free reserve. While searching for skulls, bones, and insects, children learn how to identify droppings as well as animal tracks.

  • Safari Walks
  • Individual safari drives
  • Chocolate fun
  • Eco-educational teaching recycling and conservation
  • Chocolate moulds markings and art
  • Making impressions from Plaster of Paris
  • Face painting and beading
  • African bedtime stories
  • Fishing trip with a ranger
  • Pizza making and baking
  • DVDs and popcorn.
 
 

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Receive a 15% discount off your accommodation when staying for 6 nights or longer at any of the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Lodges. This offer is valid for stays between 1 May and 30 September 2019.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation as specified (exclusive-use of the villas)
  • Twice daily game drives, nature walks accompanied by an armed ranger
  • Big game walking safari (tracking white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team (subject to availability)
  • 3 meals daily
  • A selection of South African premium and sparkling wines, local & premium brand spirits, beers, soft drinks, teas & coffees, refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT
  • Transfers to & from the reserve’s airstrip
  • Complimentary child-minding

Excluded from the rate:

  • Community & Conservation levy
  • In-room massage treatments
  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Imported champagne, cigars
  • Additional specialized safari activities not mentioned above

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 May - 30 September 2019
  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for a stay of 6 or more nights
  • Applicable to all lodges and villas
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Receive a 10% discount off your accommodation when staying for 4 or 5 nights at any of the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Lodges. This offer is valid for stays between 1 May and 30 September 2019.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation as specified (exclusive-use of the villas)
  • Twice daily game drives, nature walks accompanied by an armed ranger
  • Big game walking safari (tracking white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team (subject to availability)
  • 3 meals daily
  • A selection of South African premium and sparkling wines, local & premium brand spirits, beers, soft drinks, teas & coffees, refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • VAT
  • Transfers to & from the reserve’s airstrip
  • Complimentary child-minding

Excluded from the rate:

  • Community & Conservation levy
  • In-room massage treatments
  • Telephone calls
  • Safari shop purchases
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Imported champagne, cigars
  • Additional specialized safari activities not mentioned above

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 May - 30 September 2019
  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for a stay of 4 or 5 nights
  • Applicable to all lodges and villas
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