- Morning Game Drives
- Afternoon Tea
- Evening Game Drives
- Viewing the "Big Five"
- Wildlife photography
- Bush Walks
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Kwandwe Reserve
- Lodge size; 9 Suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Set high up on a steep bank of the Great Fish River, the Lodge overlooks a majestic vista that stretches far into the horizon. With expansive viewing decks, every moment offers an opportunity to explore more of the wonders of the bush - a majestic kudu picking its way to the water's edge or a pair of Cape clawless otters cavorting in the river.
The rugged landscape is reflected in the materials and frontier style of the lodge, while the gleaming antiques and warm rugs of the interior mirror the magnificence of the scenery.
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a renowned conservation and community success story.
Located in South Africa’s scenic Eastern Cape province, the 22,000 hectares/ 54 000 acres of pristine wilderness is home to the famous Big Five as well as a diverse number of smaller and more unusual species.
Game-rich country with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) as well as a remarkable variety of predators and general game, including cheetah, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe, black wildebeest and gemsbok A paradise for birdwatchers, the Fish Eagle and endangered Blue Crane are among a wide variety of birds found on the Reserve Excellent nocturnal viewing – aardwolf, aardvark and porcupine are regularly seen.
Floor to ceiling glass doors give onto private balconies and offer a splendid vista from every corner of each of the nine suites. Even a soak in the bathtub lets you take in the view across the river, complete with wildlife down coming to drink.
A private pathway leads down toward the water, ending in an exclusive plunge pool for every suite at this Kwandwe Safari Lodge.
Meal times at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge are arranged to surprise, with thoughtful delicacies served on the viewing decks, in the dining room, by lantern light in the cosy walled boma or in any of a number of unexpected locations.
Soaring ceilings and huge stone chimneys dominate the guest areas, creating imposing spaces filled with comfort and light. But not everything is arranged to impose, with cosy spaces created from the warm rock walls, dark leather armchairs and deep coloured rugs.
Twice daily game drives, nature walks accompanied by an armed ranger, big game walking safaris (tracking white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team) are all included in your stay.
- Twice daily game drives
- Big Game Walking Safari
- Interpretive Bush Walks
Kwandwe Great Fish River is suitable for families travelling with children with child-friendly activities and menus all on offer.
A variety of wellness treatments is available to be enjoyed in the privacy of your suite.
Rates from R10 370.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Twice daily game drives
- Nature walks accompanied by an armed ranger
- Big game walking safari
- 3 meals daily
- Soft drinks, house wines, local & premium brand spirits, beers, teas & coffees
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Transfers to & from the reserve’s airstrip
- Complimentary child-minding
- Community & conservation levy
- In-room massage treatments
- Telephone calls
- Safari shop purchases
- All items of a personal nature
- Champagne, fine wines, cigars
- Additional specialized safari activities not mentioned above