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

Once in a lifetime elephant sighting - blog post image
Wildlife  |  4 September 2019

Once in a lifetime elephant sighting

Our rangers came across an elephant herd behaving rather peculiar one morning. They decided to get a closer look and this is what they found.

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Kings of Kwandwe - blog post image
Conservation  |  23 July 2019

Kings of Kwandwe

With lion numbers declining rapidly throughout Africa seeing the Panthera Leo in the wild is becoming less guaranteed. Furthermore, being nocturnal hunters, those that do have the good fortune of catching a glimpse of the king of beasts will more often find them being most unbeastly – generally l...

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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