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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe is a very game-rich reserve and home to the famous ‘Big Five’.

Activities include day and also night game drives...

...as well as walking safaris with an armed guide.

There is a good population of all the species in the park...

...you may have a good chance spotting some of them.

You can also watch out for many endangered bird species in the park.

Kwandwe has something for everyone, even for the little ones...

...who can take part in children’s activities...

...where they get the chance to learn about the reserves’ wildlife.

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is situated in the Eastern Cape in South Africa, ...
...with the lovely Great Fish River meandering through it for 30km.
The reserve's landscape is relatively flat...
...and feels quite low to the visitor,...
...except for the shale cliff-faces in the distance.
It is dominated by lots of thickets,...
...low-growing shrubs...
...and some open areas.
Given the slow-growing vegetation in this region,…
...the amount of wildlife in the reserve is relatively good.
There are 7000 large mammals reported,...
...including species such as giraffe,...
...elephant, whether grey-coloured as usual...
...or covered completely in red dust,...
...lion, about twelve of them in the reserve,...
...both black and white rhino...
...and cheetah,...
...which sometimes seem to be so tired.
Hence activities in Kwandwe Game Reserve focus on guided walks...
...and 4WD safaris - both with a very high standard of guiding.
Even small children can get the chance to learn and marvel no less than the adults…
...during one of the children's activities or a privately guided safari with their parents.
There are four luxury lodges in the reserve, all standing out for high-quality guiding,...
…flexible and genuinely friendly staff…
...and excellent food.
Ecca Lodge has a very stylish, contemporary ambience…
...and caters really well for families with young children, whereas...
...Great Fish River Lodge, which is spectacularly set overlooking the river,...
…generally doesn't accommodate under 12s.
It's slightly larger than Ecca and of a more elegant, partly African interior design.
Melton Manor is a fully staffed private safari villa for up to eight guests…
...built around a central courtyard with a nice and large pool at its end.
The private villa Uplands Homestead also comes with its own vehicle, guide and chef,...
…but offers more the authentic feeling of a real farmhouse home out of the 19th century.
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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is situated in the Eastern Cape in South Africa, ...
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is situated in the Eastern Cape in South Africa, ...
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...with the lovely Great Fish River meandering through it for 30km.
...with the lovely Great Fish River meandering through it for 30km.
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The reserve's landscape is relatively flat...
The reserve's landscape is relatively flat...
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...and feels quite low to the visitor,...
...and feels quite low to the visitor,...
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...except for the shale cliff-faces in the distance.
...except for the shale cliff-faces in the distance.
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It is dominated by lots of thickets,...
It is dominated by lots of thickets,...
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...low-growing shrubs...
...low-growing shrubs...
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...and some open areas.
...and some open areas.
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Given the slow-growing vegetation in this region,…
Given the slow-growing vegetation in this region,…
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...the amount of wildlife in the reserve is relatively good.
...the amount of wildlife in the reserve is relatively good.
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There are 7000 large mammals reported,...
There are 7000 large mammals reported,...
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...including species such as giraffe,...
...including species such as giraffe,...
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...elephant, whether grey-coloured as usual...
...elephant, whether grey-coloured as usual...
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...or covered completely in red dust,...
...or covered completely in red dust,...
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...lion, about twelve of them in the reserve,...
...lion, about twelve of them in the reserve,...
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...both black and white rhino...
...both black and white rhino...
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...and cheetah,...
...and cheetah,...
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...which sometimes seem to be so tired.
...which sometimes seem to be so tired.
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Hence activities in Kwandwe Game Reserve focus on guided walks...
Hence activities in Kwandwe Game Reserve focus on guided walks...
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...and 4WD safaris - both with a very high standard of guiding.
...and 4WD safaris - both with a very high standard of guiding.
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Even small children can get the chance to learn and marvel no less than the adults…
Even small children can get the chance to learn and marvel no less than the adults…
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...during one of the children's activities or a privately guided safari with their parents.
...during one of the children's activities or a privately guided safari with their parents.
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There are four luxury lodges in the reserve, all standing out for high-quality guiding,...
There are four luxury lodges in the reserve, all standing out for high-quality guiding,...
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…flexible and genuinely friendly staff…
…flexible and genuinely friendly staff…
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...and excellent food.
...and excellent food.
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Ecca Lodge has a very stylish, contemporary ambience…
Ecca Lodge has a very stylish, contemporary ambience…
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...and caters really well for families with young children, whereas...
...and caters really well for families with young children, whereas...
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...Great Fish River Lodge, which is spectacularly set overlooking the river,...
...Great Fish River Lodge, which is spectacularly set overlooking the river,...
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…generally doesn't accommodate under 12s.
…generally doesn't accommodate under 12s.
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It's slightly larger than Ecca and of a more elegant, partly African interior design.
It's slightly larger than Ecca and of a more elegant, partly African interior design.
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Melton Manor is a fully staffed private safari villa for up to eight guests…
Melton Manor is a fully staffed private safari villa for up to eight guests…
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...built around a central courtyard with a nice and large pool at its end.
...built around a central courtyard with a nice and large pool at its end.
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The private villa Uplands Homestead also comes with its own vehicle, guide and chef,...
The private villa Uplands Homestead also comes with its own vehicle, guide and chef,...
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…but offers more the authentic feeling of a real farmhouse home out of the 19th century.
…but offers more the authentic feeling of a real farmhouse home out of the 19th century.
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Safaris visiting Kwandwe

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Kwandwe Self-drive Safari

3 days • 1 locations
PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT TO PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT

An elegantly stylish lodge that is well suited to families, Kwandwe offers a range of safari activities and the chance to sight all of the "Big 5" during exploration of the Eastern Cape.

US$2,840 - US$4,420 per person

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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Great Fish River Lodge

Great Fish River Lodge is a superb lodge built on the edge of a gorge overlooking the river and is located in the Kwandwe Private Reserve.


99% (29 reviews)
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Ecca Lodge

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge is a smart, chic lodge and is located in the superb malaria-free Kwandwe Private Reserve.


100% (26 reviews)
Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

Uplands Homestead

Uplands Homestead is a restored farmhouse and is located in a remote and peaceful valley in the Kwandwe Private Reserve.


100% (1 review)
Kwandwe Galpin Tented Camp

Galpin Tented Camp

Galpin Tented Camp is a a comfortable exclusive use set up in malaria-free Kwandwe Private Reserve.


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Kwandwe Melton Manor

Melton Manor

Sleeping a maximum of 8 people, Melton Manor is an exclusive use villa located in the superb malaria-free Kwande Private Game Resertve.


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