Ecca Lodge

A vibrant and intimate lodge, ideally suited for families and the young at heart

Re-opened in July 2023 with a brand-new look.


  • 3 double suites & 3 family suites
  • Private swimming pools
  • Rim-flow lap pool at main area
  • Indoor dining room & lounge area, library & shop



Ecca Lodge offers an indoor-outdoor lifestyle embracing the African wilderness. Set in the heart of the Private Reserve overlooking a valley, the lodge offers breath-taking views onto an escarpment of shale cliffs. A highlight of the main guest area is a wooden viewing deck that showcases the exceptional views.


With only 6 suites, 3 of which are dedicated to families, the lodge is intimate, relaxed and trendy, with decor inspired by the natural textures of the African bush. The double suites can accommodate 2 adults each and the family suites accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (under 16 yrs on day beds in the lounge). Family suites also include a private vehicle and ranger. All rooms have private plunge pools and outdoor showers to enhance the connection with nature.


All guests at Ecca can enjoy twice daily game drives, nature walks and big game walking safaris. Guests in family suites are allocated a private guide and vehicle. At the lodge, The Den is ideally equipped to keep little hands busy for hours and a shared lodge pool provides the perfect place for a communal splash. Additional family activities include board games, scavenger hunts & more.

  • Safari Activities
  • Specialist Safaris
  • Families
  • Occasions
  • Wellness
  • Giving back

Plan your trip

Location and access

The nearest national airport is in Port Elizabeth, which lies 160 km (100 miles) from the reserve. There are daily scheduled flights from both Cape Town and Johannesburg international airports to Port Elizabeth. From there, it is 2 hours by road to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve or a short helicopter flight (please enquire for costs). The reserve also has a private airstrip; please enquire for details on charter flights and GPS coordinates.

Quick facts
Lodge facilities
Number of Suites 6
Children All ages
Childminding Yes
Fenced / Patrolled Yes
Check-In 12:00
Check-Out 11:00
Credit Cards Yes
Private Vehicle Open 6 Pax
Maximum Guests 12 Adults + 6 Children
Electricity 220v
Wifi Yes
Mobile Phone Limited
Swimming Pool Yes
Keep Fit Gym in a Bag
Spa Facilities In Room Spa
Private dining Yes
In-room facilities
Extra Beds No
Fans Yes
Air-Con Yes
Private Pool Yes
Mosquito Nets Malaria Free
Bath Yes
Indoor Shower Yes
Outdoor Shower Yes
In-Room Safe Yes
Double Vanity No
Mini Bar Yes
Telephone Yes
Hairdryer Yes
Laundry Included Yes
Disabled Access No
In-room Dining Yes
Rates and availability

Double suite: Rates from
R 15 200 per person per night sharing.

Family suite: Rates from
R 51 900 per suite per night (plus a private guide & vehicle)

Children of all ages are welcome. Family suites sleep 2 adults & 2 children (up to 16 years).

A conservation levy of R 700 per person per night also applies (aged 16 and older). For children aged 15 and younger, the levy is R 350 per person per night. 

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