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Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

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  • Lodge Information
  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Kwandwe Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 6 Suites
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Set in thick vegetation overlooking a dense valley, Kwandwe Ecca Lodge offers a breathtaking view onto an escarpment of steep shale cliffs. Expansive wooden viewing decks provide the ideal setting to soak up the bushveld atmosphere with a leisurely lunch or a sundowner drink. The Lodge's pagoda-style corrugated iron roofs and walls of wood panelling blend seamlessly into the magnificent landscape. Rooms are airy and open, with barely a barrier between the indoors and the African bush.

Rooms & Suites:

Minimalist chic is the order of the day in modern, spacious bedrooms that share wraparound wooden decks with the suite's private sitting rooms. Retro light fittings and polished concrete floors combine with shades of olive and burnt orange for a warm yet modern look.

The ultra-modern bathroom, with its mosaic mirrors and glassed shower, refreshes and delights. An outdoor shower with a shiny tin tub tips a broad wink at safari tradition.

Food & Wine:

Delicious fresh farm cuisine is prepared in the modern, open-plan kitchen.


Funky touches in d├ęcor and fittings surprise and delight at every step, while life sized animal photographs re-tinted in psychedelic colours add a touch of fun and fantasy. At Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Plunge pools with solar heating create a dash of colour on each suite's wooden decks. A play centre for children keeps little hands busy for hours and a shared lodge pool provides the perfect place for a communal splash. An interactive kitchen tempts and tantalises with colours and aromas, while the deep chairs in the open dining areas invite you to linger over flavours and textures.


Twice daily game drives - explore the natural diversity of Kwandwe on early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. An armed ranger and tracker team will share their extensive knowledge of the bush with you and will track the Big Five, as well as a variety of other wildlife. Morning drives begin as dawn breaks over the Great Fish River, and guests have the opportunity to see the predators winding up their nocturnal hunts and settling in for the day. Many animals take advantage of the cool morning hours to graze before the heat of the day. In the late afternoon the wildlife can often be spotted coming down to the river to drink. Night drives produces some unusual sightings, including aardvark, aardwolf, bat-eared fox and porcupine.

Interpretive bush walks - in between game drives, take a closer look at the intricate details of the bush on a leisurely walk within easy reach of your lodge. Dense euphorbia thickets are best explored on foot, revealing a secret world of lichen, mosses and ferns. Various birds of prey and other species nest in the taller trees or in the spiny canopy. An armed ranger guides guests through up close and personal sightings of an occasional buffalo, bushbuck or bushpig.
  • Lodge Highlights
  • - Morning Game Drives
  • - Afternoon Tea
  • - Evening Game Drives
  • - Viewing the "Big Five"
  • - Wildlife photography
  • - Sundowners
  • - Bush walks

  • Rates from: R 6850.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Kwandwe Children Activities

  • Kwandwe Children Activities
  • Kwandwe offers an exciting, stimulating and educational experience for children of all ages. The Malaria-free status and proximity to a range of family and child-friendly activities in the area make this a safari experience without parallel for families.
  • Kwandwe Photo Safaris

  • Kwandwe Photo Safaris
  • Specialist and private photographic safaris are on offer to all Kwandwe guest courtesy of Mike Dexter, a locally based, award-winning professional photographer. the optional safari includes a private safari vehicle with ranger tailor-made according to guests needs.
  • Kwandwe Campfire Cooking

  • Kwandwe Campfire Cooking
  • Master the art of Braaing (barbecuing) while on safari! South Africa is one of the few countries world wide that is renowned for their barbecues. Kwandwe proudly offers the opportunity to learn about preparing and cooking an authentic South African 'braai'.
  • Kwandwe Save the Rhino

  • Kwandwe Save the Rhino Drive
  • Learn all about Kwandwe's own conservation efforts in combating the issue of rhino poaching with the costs of this optional activity going towards saving rhino's. This safari is between 3 to 4 hours in length and include a specialist ranger and tracker team.
  • Kwandwe Spa Experience

  • Kwandwe Spa Experience
  • A Spa Experience is a must when staying at any of the Kwandwe lodges, indulge in a pampering session all within the privacy of your our suite. All treatments range in time from between 45 to 90 minutes and couple options are of course available.