AWARD WINNING BIG FIVE SAFARI DESTINATION

Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s unspoilt Eastern Cape province lies Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a world-class Big Five safari destination.

The 22,000 hectares of pristine private wilderness stretches either side of the Great Fish River which meanders for 30 kilometres through scenic landscape and comprises just twenty-six rooms split across five very individual and distinct safari lodges and villas, according it one of the highest land to guest ratios in South Africa.

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.

A BIG FIVE DESTINATION

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Our Lodges

Great Fish River Lodge

Tranquil & timeless with expansive views
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Ecca Lodge

Vibrant & intimate, for the young at heart
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Our Private Villas

Uplands Homestead

Family villa with heritage & charm
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Melton Manor

A chic & contemporary safari villa
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Fort House

The ultimate modern family safari villa
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GIVING BACK TO LAND AND PEOPLE

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Latest News

Myth busted - male lions DO hunt! - blog post image
Wildlife  |  23 November 2018

Myth busted - male lions DO hunt!

As a guide, I am often asked if it’s true that male lions do not do any of the hunting and the females ‘bring home the bacon’ so to say. Well, this is not entirely true...

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Birding day - blog post image
Wildlife  |  4 May 2018

Birding day

For some it can be astonishing that people can go out into the wilds of the African bush and only “look” at birds, but for many, and more specifically us guides (the term game ranger has fallen away due to the various aspects of natural outdoors, not only “the game”-wild animals) it can keep us u...

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Location

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve location map

Big Five Game Viewing

Kwandwe is one of the largest private Big Five game viewing areas in South Africa

Exclusivity

With 54 000 acres of private wilderness, accommodating a maximum of 52 guests, making Kwandwe one of the highest land:guest ratios in South Africa

Easy Access

Located perfectly for a self-drive or fly-in safari