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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge View from Guest Deck

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge offers one of Africa's greatest gifts: the sense of space. At Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, the vastness of this wild continent is genuinely all around you.

Set in 54,000 acres of private wilderness, Kwandwe is one of the largest private Big 5 game viewing areas in South Africa.

With only two lodges and three exclusive villas in the Kwandwe Private Reserve, your safari activities are intimate, and include morning and afternoon game drives, walking safaris, birding and conservation programs.

Designed to showcase the spectacular scenery with indoor-outdoor living and nine independent suites. Floor-to-ceiling framed glass doors fold back to reveal an uninterrupted wilderness complemented with en-suite bathrooms featuring indoor and outdoor showers and a bath. Relax by your plunge pool on your private thatched terrace with unmatched views over the sweeping landscape beyond. After days spent on safari, unwind in the supreme comfort of your king-sized bed and cocoon in fresh linens with a star-filled view.

Watch majestic kudu meander down to the river from the lodge's expansive viewing decks, or observe playful Cape clawless otters swimming in the calm waters below from the comfort of your private balcony. Set along the lush green banks of the river after which it is named, this luxurious lodge has nine suites with private bathrooms, personal in-room bars, private verandas and plunge pools and a large viewing deck at the main lodge.

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge's décor is classic-contemporary and African-inspired, with natural palettes of earth-toned fabrics. Pewter and glass add an understated glamour to the furnishings, while artefacts such as ostrich eggshells, hides and horns create subtle points of interest and relevance to the lodge's surroundings. Everything here takes place on a grander scale, but the attention to detail and expansive, unmatched vistas keep visitors coming back year after year.

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Boma Dinner Setup
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Guest Lounge Area
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Guest Suite
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Safari Vehicle with Elephant
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Safari Vehicle with Cheetah

Kwandwe is a celebration of what conservation can achieve through regeneration. Once farmland, the reserve is rich in biodiversity and lies within the Eastern Cape, where seven of South Africa's eight biomes meet. The diverse and undulating landscape is home to several endangered species, including black and white rhino and cheetah.

Through the centre of the reserve, the Great Fish River meanders for 30kms, and along its course, you find Great Fish River Lodge. Further west lies Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, and in prime locations are the exclusive villas: Fort House, Melton Manor and Uplands.

Renowned for quality guiding, understated luxury and the thousands of animals and wildlife that call the reserve home, Kwandwe offers a range of safari activities and accommodation options to make every African dream come true.

In July 2012, Kwandwe was brought by USA-based investors, the Chouest Family. Conservation and communities lie at the heart of the Chouest's investment in Kwandwe. The family visits on a regular basis to enjoy all the reserve has to offer.

Contact Safari Guru for Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge prices and availability, and information on combining this unique safari destination with other safari camps within South Africa, and it amazing neighbouring countries, such as BotswanaNamibiaZambia and Zimbabwe.

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Property Details

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Location
Eastern Cape South Africa - 2 hrs drive from Port Elizabeth. Scheduled flights from Port Elizabeth Airport to Kwandwe’s private airstrip are available.
Luxury Accommodation
Nine luxurious suites
Guest Room Facilities
Air Conditioning Balcony / Deck Complimentary Wi-Fi Dressing Gowns En-Suite Fan Fireplace Fridge Hair Dryer Heater Lounge Area Mini Bar Outside Shower Private Pool / Jacuzzi Safe Shower Tea / Coffee Underfloor Heating
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Facilities
Bar Internet Access Library Malaria Free Pool Restaurant
Family Policy
12 years+ (Kwandwe is one of the best family safari experiences in Africa. Designed for families by families and a malaria free destination)
Big 5 Bird Watching Boating Fishing Game Drives Game Viewing Game Walks Massages Rhino Tracking Safaris Walks
Available Services
Airport Shuttle Credit Card Laundry Service Room Service
Accommodation, Three Meals Daily, Soft Drinks, House Wines, Local & Premium Brand Spirits, Beers, Twice Daily Safari Activities
Not Included
Gratuities, Spa Treatments and Curio Purchases, Any Extra Services
Why Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge?
One of South Africa’s largest privately-owned Big 5 reserves, and a commitment to endangered species, including black and white rhino, and cheetah.

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