AN AWARD-WINNING SAFARI DESTINATION

ABOUT US

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a renowned conservation and community success story. Comprising just 26 rooms split across five intimate and award-winning safari lodges and villas, Kwandwe provides understated luxury and one of the highest land to guest ratios in South Africa’s spectacular Eastern Cape region.

Dedicated to providing a superior and authentic safari experience, led by an award-winning team of highly qualified and experienced rangers, activities on the reserve are diverse and offer both young and old the opportunity to create lifelong memories.

AN AUTHENTIC SAFARI EXPERIENCE

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Reserve & Location

Located in South Africa’s scenic Eastern Cape province, the 22,000 hectares/ 54 000 acres of pristine wilderness is home to the famous Big Five as well as a diverse number of smaller and more unusual species. 160 km/ 100 miles north-east of Port Elizabeth 30 km/ 19 miles of privately owned Great Fish River frontage A range of accommodation options: 2 intimate award-winning lodges and 3 sole-use safari villas A host of specialist safaris with a team of award-winning guides The perfect add-on to an itinerary featuring Cape Town and the Garden Route

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The Wildlife

The Eastern Cape is renowned for its diversity of flora and wildlife. Thousands of animals roam the reserve’s expansive plains. The meaning of Kwandwe in isiXhosa is “Place of the Blue Crane”, and Kwandwe is the proud home to a population of these highly endangered birds (South Africa’s National Bird). Game-rich country with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) as well as a remarkable variety of predators and general game, including cheetah, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe, black wildebeest and gemsbok A paradise for birdwatchers, the Fish Eagle and endangered Blue Crane are among a wide variety of birds found on the Reserve Excellent nocturnal viewing – aardwolf, aardvark and porcupine are regularly seen

Location

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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