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Kwandwe Melton Manor

Kwandwe Melton Manor

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  • - Lodge type; Sole-use Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Kwandwe Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 4 Luxury Rooms
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
With sweeping views of the river and mountains in three different directions, Kwandwe Melton Manor is a whimsical mix of old and new, a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch.
Antique settler furniture is given fresh life with a coat of colourful paint and quirky touches combine familiar objects with unfamiliar uses, shades or locations.

High ceilings and deep verandas produce a sense of space, while deep couches, warm fireplaces and casual touches invite you to kick back and relax.

Rooms & Suites:

Your bedroom offers a private refuge with a deep veranda, enormous bed and butler hatch for unobtrusive morning service. Sandstone walls and crocheted blankets in funky shades mingle for a nostalgic yet cosy atmosphere.

The deep bathtub invites you for a soak and the large windows mean the bushveld view competes for your attention with the immense handmade crystal, wire and clay-bead chandelier.

Food & Wine:

The interactive farm-style kitchen invites you to try your hand at combining flavors under the cheerful guidance of your personal chef or simply to watch as meals or snacks expertly take shape whenever you want.

Share meals and laughter in the dining room table or around the enormous farmhouse table in the fresh air of the terrace.

But there's no need to be formal - fresh, generous cuisine goes just as well in the ox wagon boma or at a casual picnic site in mid-game drive.


Sole-use safari villa for groups of up to eight. Private 4x4 safari vehicle, butler, chef, and ranger and tracker team.


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.

  • Rates from: R 41100.00
  • 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.