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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Eastern Cape, South Africa


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Luxury Holidays At Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a 22,000-hectare playground of South African wilderness, offering lush plains, rolling hills and incredible mountain landscapes. Conservation and appreciation for mother nature is at the heart of this reserve, with all accommodation boasting views of the awe-inspiring location and numerous opportunities to get close to the wild inhabitants of the surrounding Cape. And you can venture further into this outstanding destination with unforgettable experiences for all the family, which of course includes safari journeys to see the iconic Big Five.

Whilst Kwandwe Private Game Reserve celebrates nature with a rustic and homely feel, it does not compromise on luxury with incredible exclusivity, having just 26 suites that all feature private pools and exquisitely appointed spaces. And both the spa and restaurant also pay tribute to this incredible South Africa haven with local ingredients that fully immerse you in the beauty of Africa.

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  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Beautiful luxury living in a diverse safari climate
  • Feature: One of the largest guest-to-land ratios in South Africa
  • Rooms: 26 Suites
  • Nearest airport: Port Elizabeth Airport
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Location and transfer

Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes by private car transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport 


With a range of exemplary accommodation choices to choose from, each location is encapsulated by beautiful vibrant greenery and broad views of the landscape. The three villas and two types of lodges each have their own unique style and access to their own private pools. All accommodation is peacefully secluded away from one another but is catered to by welcoming and friendly staff to make your stay private and luxurious.

   Great Fish River Lodge :expand_more
  • Rooms: 9
  • Room View: River view
  • Facilities: With a rustic safari interior, the Great Fish River Lodge is an immersive and welcoming stay. Its private pools, communal dining area, lounge and library make this a perfect choice for families.
   Ecca Lodge :expand_more
  • Rooms: 6
  • Room View: Mountain view
  • Facilities: Ecca Lodge is a modern style lodge that sits above a stunning small forest with views out towards the mountains. Guests can enjoy their time together in one of the communal areas, or at their private pool.
   Melton Manor :expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Mountain view
  • Facilities: Situated in the middle of the bushy plains, Melton Manor is an exclusive villa perfect for medium sized families. With four en suite bathrooms, a personal kitchen, courtyard and swimming pool the whole family will love their stay here. And a private vehicle and guide are also included for your safari adventures!
   Uplands Homestead:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: This beautifully pristine villa with an enormous garden is like a home away from home with its rustic style and cozy interior. Offering a kitchen, lounge and dining room, as well as three en suite bedrooms and a swimming pool, you will get to experience the awe-inspiring views from absolute comfort and luxury. You will also have access to a private vehicle and guide.
   Fort House :expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Garden view
  • Facilities: With four en suite bedrooms, a spa treatment room, a spacious kitchen area, private pool and even a wine cellar, the Fort House is tailored to those looking for luxury. The modern style of the villa houses every comfort and amenity you could think of, whilst the huge garden houses a firepit and boma for peaceful dinners with friends or family. And when you’re ready to head out on a safari adventure, you’ll also have access to a private vehicle and guide.

Prepared from an open kitchen, the food at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is exceptional with amazing service and taste of African-European food. You can choose to dine in-house, enjoy your freshly prepared food from the comfort of your room or even have prepared for a picnic on the wildlife drive. All food is prepared from fresh, healthy and delicious ingredients, and even the pickiest of kids will enjoy the food at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve with the children’s menu and DIY pizzas available.

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Wildlife Encounters

Whether you’re heading through the nature of these safari trails by foot or vehicle, you are sure to see all the amazing wildlife that call South Africa their home with Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Driven game tours run twice a day, once in the early morning and once during late afternoon and each tour will allow guests to see the animals’ different daily routines of hunting and drinking. And with the walking tours, you can follow in the animals’ footsteps and survey the land for even more wildlife from far away in the African sun.

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Luxury Family Holidays

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is the perfect safari destination for your next luxury family getaway, with an array of activities designed to be done together, including safaris, fishing trips and even sustainability experiences. Childminding services are available upon request for when the parents want some time to relax by themselves, whilst cooking classes, treasure hunts and beading workshops help kids to have an unforgettable and enriching experience at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve.

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Spa Breaks

From body massages and scrubs to manicures, pedicures and facials, you are spoilt for choice with Kwandwe Private Game Reserve’s selection of spa treatments. Using all natural and organic TheraNaka products for each of their treatments, the lodge infuses all of their spa offerings with a touch of South Africa for you to indulge in. With outdoor treatment areas, you can savour the stretching landscape, and this alongside the finest natural ingredients of TherNaka, translates Kwande Private Game Reserve’s celebration of mother nature.


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