Getting There

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is located approximately 65 km from the east coast of South Africa, close to the renowned Garden Route, in the malaria-free Eastern Cape.

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, with daily flights to our private airstrip.

The reserve lies approximately 65 km from the coast and is located in close proximity to the renowned Garden Route.


Self Drive

Self Drive

The distance from Port Elizabeth to Kwandwe is approximately 160 km (100 miles) and can be comfortably covered by road in an hour and 45 minutes. From East London to Kwandwe is 185 km (115 miles) and will take approximately 2 hours. The roads are in an excellent condition and a 2-wheel drive vehicle is sufficient for the journey.

Road Transfer

Road Transfer

Numerous car rental agencies are located at Port Elizabeth Airport, however should you prefer a chauffeured transfer we will gladly organise this. Please enquire upon making your accommodation reservation. Guests who self-drive will leave their vehicle at our car park at Heatherton Towers and will be transferred to their lodge by closed, air-conditioned safari vehicle.

Fly-in Safari

Fly-in Safari

There are regular flights from both Cape Town and Johannesburg international airports to Port Elizabeth on the Garden Route, with daily flights to our private Category 3 airstrip. Private charters can be arranged from anywhere in Southern Africa. Our reservations team will gladly assist with flight information to/from Kwandwe.


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