Great Fish River Lodge

A tranquil and timeless lodge perched on the banks of the Great Fish River with expansive views

Open: all year


  • 9 spacious suites
  • Private swimming pools
  • Outdoor boma & deck
  • Indoor dining room & lounge area, library & shop



Perched along the lush green banks of its namesake, Great Fish River Lodge has been designed to showcase the endless landscape in which it is set. Large viewing decks allow for a fully immersive experience in nature and are the perfect spot to watch majestic kudu meander down to the river for a drink, or enjoy an African sunset.


Featuring a classic-contemporary style of understated elegance and earthy tones, Great Fish River Lodge is all about tranquillity and solitude. Nine spacious suites feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors, revealing an uninterrupted wilderness, and all have ensuite bathrooms, and an outdoor shower as well as indoor bath and shower. At the main area, relax on the outdoor deck, curl up in the library, and enjoy delicious African-inspired meals in the candlelit dining room or in the boma.


Twice daily game drives, nature walks accompanied by an armed ranger, and big game walking safaris with the opportunity to track white and black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot, are all included in your stay. A private guide and vehicle is available at an extra charge. Back at the lodge, relax by your private plunge pool on the thatched terrace, or step inside and cocoon within the comfortable living spaces after a day of exploring the reserve.

  • 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
Lodges facilities
Number of Suites 9
Children 12 years+
Childminding No
Fenced / Patrolled Patrolled
Check-In 12:00
Check-Out 11:00
Credit Cards Yes
Shared Vehicle Open 6 Pax
Maximum Guests 18
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

Rates from R 15 200 per person per night sharing.

Children age 12 years+ are welcome.

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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