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Kwandwe Self-drive Safari

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.

Kwandwe Self-drive Safari: Summary

Kwandwe Self-drive Safari in a nutshell

This safari visits Kwandwe Ecca Lodge in South Africa's Kwandwe Game Reserve, a small and impressively stylish safari lodge.

Alongside its modern design and the considerable luxury offered, Kwandwe is an excellent lodge for families. The three family suites are well equipped to accommodate parents travelling with children whilst the quality of service and flexibility with dining works well for travellers of all ages. What is more, a private vehicle, ranger and tracker are included in the rate for every family suite booking.

The atmosphere is never intimidating yet feels decidedly elegant, making it an attractive destination for most travellers. Being situated on a private game reserve, there are also a range of available activities to enjoy, from day and night game drives to bush walks, fishing and boat rides on the nearby Galpin Dam. Extra activities such as rhino-darting and monitoring can also be pre-booked and added for an additional cost.

Kwandwe Game Reserve is one of the best in the area, offering a great diversity of vegetation and birdlife. Rarer species such as the black stork, martial eagle, kori bustard and Stanley’s bustard live in the reserve, whilst the presence of both black and white rhino make sightings of all of the "Big 5" possible.

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge is a beautiful standalone destination, yet also works well combined with a section of the Garden Route. This combination provides a wonderful overview and sense of South Africa’s eastern cape, involving excellent wildlife and a high level of care.

At a glance

Starts: Port Elizabeth International Airport
3 nights Ecca Lodge - Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa Full Board
Ends: Port Elizabeth International Airport

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Days 1-4

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge is a small, modern safari lodge in South Africa's Eastern Cape, which has been designed to be chic, luxurious and family-friendly. It is situated on rolling spekboom hills within Kwandwe Game Reserve, one of the top reserves in the area.

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Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Ecca Lodge

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Kwandwe Self-drive Safari.

  • Enjoying a soak in your private plunge pool
  • Learning from excellent guides on bush walks
  • Fishing on Galpin Dam, watching the birdlife
  • Watching game drink from Great Fish River
  • Searching for leopard on a spotlight night drive

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Kwandwe Self-drive Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Fishing

  • Guided walking safari

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Kwandwe Self-drive Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Kwandwe Self-drive Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Cheetah

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Eland

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

White Rhino

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Black Rhino

83% chance

Elephant

83% chance

Hippo

83% chance

Oryx

83% chance

Leopard

33% chance

Aardvark

27% chance

Brown Hyena

21% chance

Meerkat

17% chance

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