- Early morning game drives and walking safaris
- Sundowners drinks and evening game drives
- Viewing the "Big 5" on a game drive
- Wildlife and birdlife photography options
- Optional rhino conservation safari
- Sunsets from Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge
- Lodge Type: Safari Lodge
- Location: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge Size: 9 Luxury Suites
- Recommended Stay: 3-5 nights
Discover The Luxury Of The Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, A Place Where Nature And Elegance Meet
Perched high on a steep bank of the Great Fish River, the Lodge commands a breathtaking vista that stretches far into the horizon. With expansive viewing decks carefully positioned to offer unobstructed views, each moment invites you to delve deeper into the wonders of the bush.
Immerse yourself in nature's theatre as you witness a majestic kudu gracefully making its way to the water's edge, its elegant movements blending seamlessly with the tranquil surroundings. Or, if luck is on your side, catch a glimpse of Cape clawless otters frolicking in the crystal-clear river, their playful antics adding a touch of magic to the already enchanting scenery.
The rugged landscape reflects Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge choice of materials and frontier style. Weathered timbers and stone walls echo the untamed beauty of the natural surroundings, seamlessly blending the Lodge with its environment. Step inside, and a warm and inviting ambience will greet you. Gleaming antiques and cosy rugs adorn the interior, paying homage to the rich history and heritage of the area. Each piece carefully selected to echo the sheer magnificence of the surrounding scenery, creating a harmonious blend of comfort and grandeur that invites you to relax and soak in the awe-inspiring beauty surrounding you at every turn.
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve stands as a remarkable tale of conservation and community triumph. Nestled within the picturesque Eastern Cape province of South Africa, it spans an expansive 22,000 hectares (54,000 acres) of unspoiled wilderness. Here, the renowned "Big Five" (black and white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo, and leopard) roam freely alongside various unique and lesser-known species.
This sanctuary embraces wildlife enthusiasts, offering a rich tapestry of predators and general game. Cheetahs, kudus, springboks, elands, red hartebeests, giraffes, black wildebeests, and gemsboks grace the landscape. For bird lovers, Kwandwe is a true delight, hosting various avian species, including the majestic Fish Eagle and the endangered Blue Crane.
One of the many highlights of Kwandwe is the exceptional nocturnal viewing opportunities. During your stay, you may be fortunate enough to glimpse an aardwolf, aardvark, or even a porcupine. It is a veritable paradise for wildlife enthusiasts.
Rooms And Suites
Nestled within the enchanting Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge are nine magnificent suites, each offering a sanctuary of unparalleled luxury. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by floor-to-ceiling glass doors that effortlessly slide open, inviting you to a world of breathtaking beauty. From the private balconies attached to each suite, you can indulge in panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see.
Imagine yourself immersed in a soothing bubble bath, surrounded by opulent amenities, while your gaze wanders across the tranquil river. In this idyllic setting, wildlife gracefully congregates, quenching their thirst and painting a picturesque scene that is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
But the journey doesn't end there. A secluded pathway awaits, leading you to the water's edge, where an exquisite plunge pool eagerly awaits. Reserved exclusively for each suite, this oasis offers the perfect retreat for moments of tranquillity and reflection.
Experience a world of unrivalled serenity and indulge in the ultimate escape at Kwandwe Safari Lodge, where every detail has been meticulously crafted to create an unforgettable stay.
Cuisine And Wine
At Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, every meal is a meticulously curated experience designed to delight and astonish. Guests are invited to embark on a culinary journey, indulging in a symphony of exquisite delicacies served on the breathtaking viewing decks, where they can immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of the surrounding nature. Alternatively, dine in the elegant dining room, adorned with stunning décor that exudes an atmosphere of refined elegance.
For a truly magical experience, guests can enjoy their meals by the warm glow of lantern light in the intimate walled boma, creating an ambience of intimacy and tranquillity. But that's not all - the Lodge goes above and beyond to offer the unique experience of dining in unexpected and enchanting locations, where guests can savour their meals in a setting that adds an element of surprise and wonder to every bite.
The guest areas are defined by soaring ceilings and grand stone chimneys, which create impressive spaces filled with comfort and natural light. The high ceilings give a sense of grandeur, while the stone chimneys add a touch of rustic charm. As you enter, you'll be greeted by cosy corners crafted from warm rock walls, inviting you to relax in the plush dark leather armchairs. The richly coloured rugs add a pop of vibrancy to the space, creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.
In addition to these stunning features, the facilities at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge include an outdoor boma, where you can gather around a crackling fire under the starry sky, creating unforgettable memories. The viewing deck offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.
Inside, you'll find an elegant dining room, a comfortable lounge area to unwind and socialise, a well-stocked library for book lovers, and a charming shop to browse for unique souvenirs.
Indulge in the ultimate safari experience with twice-daily game drives; nature walks guided by an experienced armed ranger, and exhilarating big game walking safaris. Immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness as you track white and black rhinos, majestic elephants, and mighty buffalos on foot. These extraordinary encounters are just a glimpse of what awaits you during your stay.
For an added touch of exclusivity, opt for a private guide and vehicle, ensuring a personalised and tailored experience.
After an exhilarating day of exploring the reserve, retreat to your luxurious accommodation, complete with a private plunge pool nestled on the thatched terrace. Alternatively, find solace indoors within the cosy living spaces, allowing you to relax and unwind in utter tranquillity.
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge is an idyllic destination for families travelling with children, as it provides an array of captivating child-friendly activities and specially curated menus to cater to their tastes.
From exciting wildlife safaris and educational bush walks to interactive storytelling sessions around the campfire, there is always a bright moment for young adventurers.
Spa And Wellness
Experience a wide range of luxurious wellness treatments meticulously curated to enhance your overall well-being, all within the comfort and privacy of your exquisite suite. Whether you desire a rejuvenating massage, a refreshing facial, or a pampering body treatment, Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge offers diverse options to ensure your utmost enjoyment and relaxation.
Immerse yourself in a world of tranquillity and let skilled therapists attend to your every need, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalised, and truly indulged.
At the Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, guests are not just embarking on a holiday but a journey into the heart of nature. It encapsulates an immersive experience with luxurious accommodations, world-class cuisine and wine, state-of-the-art facilities, and exhilarating safari adventures.
With a focus on family-friendly activities and wellness, Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge offers a sanctuary of tranquillity and indulgence. Here, guests are not merely witnessing wildlife but becoming a part of it, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Rates from R15 200.00 per person
- Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Rates
- 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