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

Playful young elephant - blog post image
Wildlife  |  13 February 2020

Playful young elephant

While he may be small in stature (for an elephant calf), he more than makes up for it with his attitude and curiosity. Ranger Ryan and his guests spent an afternoon with this playful elephant and the rest of the herd during a recent game drive.

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Rejuvenating Rain - blog post image
Wildlife  |  29 January 2020

Rejuvenating Rain

2020 has begun with the most precious gift we could have hoped for … rain! Over 100 mm has fallen on Kwandwe Private Game Reserve over the last two weeks and we continue to hope for more.

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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