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

Cheetah translocations - blog post image
Conservation  |  1 April 2020

Cheetah translocations

The cheetah metapopulation in South Africa is an excellent example of how game reserves can work together to maintain the genetic diversity of species and create a thriving national population.

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On the lookout for Lions… - blog post image
Wildlife  |  31 March 2020

On the lookout for Lions…

Our rangers and trackers go above and beyond to make our guests safari dreams come true. Jonno and Yongama set off on a game drive with first time safari guests in search of a pride of lions.

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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