Kwandwe Private Game Reserve - Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, 6140, South Africa

A little bit of what makes us unique

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a renowned conservation and community success story, offering a sophisticated safari experience for the conscientious traveller. The reserve comprises just 26 rooms split across five intimate and award-winning lodges, of which two are sole-use villas, providing understated luxury and one of the highest land to guest ratios in South Africa.

The 22,000 hectares (54 000 acres) of pristine wilderness is home to the famous Big 5 as well as a diverse number of smaller and more unusual species. Kwandwe flanks both the north and south banks of the Great Fish River, which meanders for 30 km (19 miles) through this pristine, private wilderness where the Big Five once again roams freely.
The wide open spaces and tranquil scenery belie the area's turbulent history, and relics of the area's rich historical and cultural legacy can be found both on the reserve and nearby. This is the ultimate historic Big Five safari.

What sets us apart

  • A 22,000 hectare (54,000 acre) private wilderness comprising only four small luxury lodges, according it one of the highest land to guest ratios in South Africa
  • On 30 km (19 miles) of privately owned Great Fish River frontage
  • Game-rich country with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) as well as 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 and aardvark are regularly seen
  • Immensely rich in history
  • The perfect add-on to an itinerary featuring Cape Town and the Garden Route
  • Malaria-free destination
  • Ideal for families and small groups of friends travelling together
  • Three sole-use safari villas – include private ranger/host, tracker, butler, chef and exclusive use of an open 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Specialist Safaris: Big Game Walking Safaris, Save the Rhino Drives, Rhino Conservation (darting and notching) Safaris
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  • Kwandwe lion profile
  • Kwandwe Giraffe Silhouette
Classic Portfolio The Safari Awards 2017 The Safari Awards 2016