5 Reasons to visit Kwandwe Private Game Reserve - blog post image
Wildlife  |  24 May 2019
By Mark Eveleigh

5 Reasons to visit Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Stepping out onto the veranda for breakfast, you may be greeted by the eerie cough of a leopard hunting somewhere down among the fever trees along the Great Fish River. Kwandwe Private Game Reserve’s atmosphere of luxury is perfectly combined with the casual barefoot feeling of being at home in the bush. On this spectacular Big Five reserve, you’re constantly tempted to be out exploring…and yet such delightfully evocative accommodation convinces you to simply take time to relax - to make yourself at home. Read More

A tribute to the Old South Lioness - blog post image
Wildlife  |  7 February 2018

A tribute to the Old South Lioness

The old South lioness has been around for 18 years. Although it is very possible that her time in Kwandwe has finally ended, she has suprised us before...

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Birding day - blog post image
Wildlife  |  4 May 2018

Birding day

For some it can be astonishing that people can go out into the wilds of the African bush and only “look” at birds, but for many, and more specifically us guides (the term game ranger has fallen away due to the various aspects of natural outdoors, not only “the game”-wild animals) it can keep us u...

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Giraffe battle it out on the reserve - blog post image
Wildlife  |  17 April 2019

Giraffe battle it out on the reserve

Giraffe and zebra are two of the real iconic African animals. When asked what they want to see, our guests usually ask to see both zebra and giraffe alongside the Big Five. Thankfully we have both here at Kwandwe and get to see them frequently.

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Lion Dynamics - blog post image
Wildlife  |  8 April 2019

Lion Dynamics

All families have their own special dynamics, and lions are no different. Kwandwe guide, Ryan Hilier, catches up on the the ebb and flow of life and dominance within the lion prides.

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Nature's Way  - blog post image
Wildlife  |  28 January 2019

Nature's Way

Nature has many faces, moments of exquisite beauty or tenderness that make your heart melt, but also moments of harsh reality.

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Once in a lifetime elephant sighting - blog post image
Wildlife  |  4 September 2019

Once in a lifetime elephant sighting

Our rangers came across an elephant herd behaving rather peculiar one morning. They decided to get a closer look and this is what they found.

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The beauty of winter - blog post image
Wildlife  |  29 May 2019

The beauty of winter

Winter is here. Things have changed. Gone are the long, hot summer days and balmy nights. The days are shorter, the mornings are frosty, and the evenings are spent around the warmth of the fireplace.

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The three cheetah sisters – overcoming the odds  - blog post image
Wildlife  |  10 October 2017

The three cheetah sisters – overcoming the odds

Cheetah have always been a special animal at Kwandwe and steal the hearts of many of our guests. A litter of four cubs, three females and a male, have miraculously beaten the odds by making it to independence.

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Why Walking? - blog post image
Wildlife  |  25 January 2019

Why Walking?

There is no better way to genuinely connect with nature than by getting out there on your own two feet. It is an entirely different experience and the scale and vastness of Africa becomes significantly more apparent when you’re out on foot.

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World Rhino Day - blog post image
Conservation  |  20 September 2019

World Rhino Day

On this World Rhino Day we take time to thank our incredible rhino monitoring team, our Counter Poaching Unit (and their dogs), helicopter pilot and veterinarians.

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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


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