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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve - Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, 6140, South Africa
  • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Room & View SM
  • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge outdoor shower
  • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge night

One step away from nature

Welcome to a safari lodge with attitude! Forget jodhpurs, pith helmets or stiff upper lips – Ecca Lodge is youthful, relaxed, modern and trendy. Emblazoned with giant Warhol-like prints, retro light fittings and shades of olive, rust and burnt orange, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a funky cosmopolitan penthouse, until you step outside that is...

Blessed with breathtaking views over an Acacia, Aloe and Spekboom-studded valley, this funky lodge with a laid-back vibe offers the perfect wildlife experience for the young at heart.

Why stay at Ecca Lodge

  • Vibrant and funky, modern safari lodge
  • Interactive kitchen for mealtime fun and a play centre for kids
  • Set in a malaria-free Big Five game reserve in the Eastern Cape, the perfect safari ending to a journey along the Garden Route

Breathtaking views

  • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Suite Exterior
  • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge suite deck

Set in thick vegetation overlooking a dense valley, Ecca Lodge offers breathtaking views onto an escarpment of steep shale cliffs. Expansive wooden viewing decks provide the ideal setting to soak up the bushveld atmosphere with a leisurely lunch or a sundowner drink. Rooms are airy and open, with barely a barrier between the indoors and the African bush. Highlights of the guest areas include the open interactive kitchen, a gorgeous rim-flow lap pool and the nearby interpretive library.

Retro chic

  • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Main Lounge
  • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Int

Minimalist chic is the order of the day at Ecca. Modern, spacious bedrooms share wraparound wooden decks with the suite’s private sitting rooms. Retro light fittings and polished concrete floors combine with shades of olive and burnt orange for a warm yet contemporary look. The ultra-modern bathrooms, with their mosaic mirrors and glassed showers, refresh and delight. Outdoor showers tip a broad wink at safari tradition.

Fun & funky

  • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Playcentre
  • Kwandwe kids baking2

Quirky touches in décor and fittings surprise and delight guests at every turn. Life-sized animal photographs re-tinted in psychedelic colours add a touch of fun and fantasy. Private plunge pools with solar heating provide relief from the heat of the day and are warm enough for an evening dip. A play centre for kids keeps little hands busy for hours and a shared lodge pool provides the perfect place for a communal splash. An interactive kitchen tempts and tantalises with colours and aromas, while our friendly and attentive staff make your every wish a reality.

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