Kwandwe Great Fish Kwandwe Private Game Reserve - AEC032

Set along the banks of the Great Fish River, this lodge, aptly named Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge offers uninterrupted views across the river and wilderness of the malaria free Kwandwe Game Reserve.

9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18

Pool - Yes
Restaurant - Meals All Included
Mountain Views

Malaria Free
Big Five Safari
No Single Supplements (first 2 rooms)
Member of Relais & Chateaux

Guest Book

We loved Kwandwe. The people there were so friendly and helpful and we had some wonderful safari experiences. Lovely close ups of giraffes (my favourite), a lion chasing a pair of cheetahs, dramatic elephant action, we even saw a leopard and have a great shot of it. The Ashleys, UK

We had the most amazing time, great game encounters, fantastic ranger and tracker (Doc and Siza), amazingly powerful community village visit. The Lodge and Cabins were excellent, overall lovely food, themed dinners etc. Management staff and team made you feel very special and part of the Kwandwe family. Needed 28 hours in the day! Mr/s Price, Dec 2012

There are 9 luxury suites with en suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers with a separate WC and twin vanity basins. Each suite has a private veranda with a plunge pool and you can enjoy lovely views across the reserve. The decor has an African touch with earth tones.

The main lodge area has a wraparound viewing deck leading from the dining room, bar and sitting areas. The inside areas have a fireplace for cooler evenings and for the wine lovers there is a well stocked wine cellar. Meals are enjoyed inside or under African skies at the boma.

Your stay includes all meals, soft drinks, house wines, local branded spirits and beers, laudry, scheduled safari activities and nature walks.

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge welcomes families and couples with children 12 years and older.

Kwandwe Game Reserve offers a selection of other exclusive lodges on the reserve - for more details click on the links below to review:
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
Kwandwe Melton Manor
Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

Morning and evening game drives are conducted in open land rovers and an experienced guide who will share their knowledge of the bush with you. Enjoy guided game walks and bush picnics during your stay (weather permitting). The Kwandwe Private Reserve is home to the Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) as well as a variety of predators and general game, including cheetah, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe, black wildebeest and gemsbok (Oryx).

In addition to the traditional stay at a private game reserve, Kwandwe Private Reserve also offers a variety of extra safaris which can be pre-booked at an additional cost. Details are listed below, but do ask us for more information about these exciting safari extras:
Rhino Darting: You have the opportunity to participate in Kwandwes rhino darting programme under the supervision of the experts. Duration - 3 nights / 4 days (May - September)
Frontiers: Led by resident historian and raconteur, Alan Weyer, this safari is unique adventure to learn more about the rich historical culture and post of the Eastern Cape. Duration - 1 day
Carnivore Research: Guided by Charlene Bisset, learn more about the interesting carnivore programme and ongoing research at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Duration - 1 day
Bushman Rock Art Tour: Historian Alan Weyer will take you on a journey to discover the prolific bushman rock paintings, artefacts and relics in the Eastern Cape Valley. This tour does involve some hiking. Duration - 1 day
Flight of the Blue Crane: Fly in a fixed wing aircraft from Kwandwe for just over an hours flight over the Frontier Region, where you will see rural scenery stretching to the coast where you can see dolphins and whales if you are lucky. The flight continues over the sand dunes back to Kwandwe.

Access to Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge is easy with daily direct flights to Port Elizabeth from Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg. The lodge is located an easy 2 hour drive from the airport. Transfers and charter flight transfers are also possible. To end your Garden Route holiday with a safari experience is also a great way to finish (or begin) your South Africa holiday. Speak to us for the best way to include Kwandwe Fish River Lodge into your holiday itinerary.

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