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

At Kwandwe, we are passionate about sharing our knowledge and understanding of the bush and its fascinating inhabitants with our guests. Our highly trained rangers and trackers do their utmost to delight guests with a choice of the following wildlife adventures:

Twice Daily Game Drives

Explore the natural splendour of Kwandwe on early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. An armed ranger and tracker team share their extensive knowledge of the bush with you as you track the Big Five, as well as a variety of other wildlife. Morning drives begin as dawn breaks over the Great Fish River, and guests have the opportunity to see the predators winding up their nocturnal hunts and settling in for the day. Many animals take advantage of the cool morning hours to graze before the heat of the day. In the late afternoon wildlife can often be spotted coming down to the river to drink. Night drives produces some unusual sightings, including aardvark, aardwolf, bat-eared fox and porcupine. 

INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE


Interpretive Bush Walks

In between game drives, take a closer look at the subtle, unseen wonders of the bush on a leisurely walk within easy reach of your lodge. Dense euphorbia thickets are best explored on foot, revealing a secret world of lichen, mosses and ferns. Various birds of prey and other species nest in the taller trees or in the spiny canopy. An armed ranger guides guests through ‘up close and personal’ sightings of occasional buffalo herds, various antelope species, giraffe, warthog, bushbuck or bushpig.

12 YEARS & OLDER
INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE


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Big Game Walking Safari

Experience the thrill of tracking big game (white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo) on foot in the wilderness, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. The walk lasts 3 to 4 hours and ends with a picnic lunch on the banks of the Great Fish River or at a scenic spot in the bush. Not suitable for children under 16 years of age.

16 YEARS & OLDER
INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE

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Save the Rhino Drive

Spend 3 - 4 hours tracking rhino with a specialist ranger and tracker team. Learn about the
habits of this threatened species, the issue of rhino poaching as well as Kwandwe’s own conservation efforts. The experience ends with refreshments at a scenic spot in the bush. 

FROM ZAR 1 150 PER PERSON, MIN 2 GUESTS, 16 YEARS & OLDER

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Rhino Conservation Safari

A recommended three night, four-day safari offers you the opportunity to participate in Kwandwe's exciting rhino-darting and notching programme. Under the supervision of experts, the rhino is darted in order to plant microchips into the horns and perform ear-notching for future identification - an essential task to ensure the preservation of this endangered species. The best time is generally 1 May – 30 September due to cooler weather conditions, however it can be done all year. The procedure is always subject to the availability of the wildlife management team as well as the availability of rhinos that need to be notched for conservations purposes. Please enquire about availability first.

FROM ZAR 35 000 PER GROUP OF UP TO 8 GUESTS, 16 YEARS & OLDER

Private Safari

Tailor-make your own safari led by a dedicated specialist ranger and tracker team, ensuring a private game viewing experience (subject to the availability of a private vehicle being available at the time of booking). A private safari vehicle has to be booked for the duration of a stay; a safari day runs from 12h00 (check-in time) to 12h00 the following day. 

ZAR 4 000 PER DAY, FOR 1 - 6 GUESTS 

In-room Treatments

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Make the most of your stay at Kwandwe by indulging in a pamper session in the privacy of your suite.

To view the in-room treatment menu, download the PDF from the link above.

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