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  • Welcome to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Kwandwe consists of 22 000 ha/ 54 000 acres of pristine wilderness in South Africa's Eastern Cape province
  • A Conservation Success Story A host of unusual species in a pristine wilderness setting
  • Kwandwe Safari Activities Twice daily game drives and nature walks are on offer
  • Four intimate and luxurious safari lodges
  • Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Set high up on a steep bank overlooking the Great Fish River with spectacular vistas
  • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge A chic and intimate lodge with only 6 private suites
  • Kwandwe Melton Manor A sole-use safari villa with sweeping views of the river and mountains in three directions
  • Kwandwe Uplands Homestead A gracious 1905 restored farmhouse, offering a true ‘Out of Africa’ ambiance
  • Elegance in Motion Cheetah are a common sighting in Kwandwe's lower lying plains
  • Time for a Drink A herd of elephants stops to cool themselves during the heat of the day
  • A Paradise for Bird Lovers Over 300 species are recorded on the Reserve
  • Beautiful Scenery
  • View the Big Five on Foot Additional activities include Big Game Walks, Rhino Monitoring and Rhino Darting Safaris with specialist guides
  • Rhino Darting Safari The opportunity to participate firsthand in rhino conservation
  • Water Safaris Provide the opportunity to see the Reserve from a different perspective
  • Time to Relax Soak in the views while enjoying a massage in your room or on your private deck
  • Community Matters - The Angus Gillis Foundation Kwandwe’s social development partner and a registered non-profit organisation that works with communities both within and neighbouring the reserve
  • Visit the Mgcamabele Community Centre Experience the various initiatives, join in a pre-school music lesson or purchase products created by the self-help groups
  • Another Day Ends in Africa Catching the last rays of the day

A vast and pristine 22,000 hectare/ 54,000 acre wilderness extending along 30 km/ 19 miles of privately owned Great Fish River frontage in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is home to a diverse array of wildlife including the ‘Big Five’, as well as cheetah, hippo, springbok, giraffe and more. The soul-stirring beauty of the landscape lends its charm to all four of its modern, yet intimate and luxurious lodges. The reserve is a delight to travellers young and old and provides superb game and bird viewing as well as providing habitat for protected species such as the Black Rhino, Blue Crane and Martial Eagle.

Guests can participate in day and night game drives, nature walks with experienced trackers, and picnics or sundowner drinks on a specially designed floating platform on one of the reserve dams. Also offered are specialised activities such as rhino darting and big game walking safaris.

Kwandwe has a strong focus on conservation and community development. Visit the local community centre to see first-hand how responsible tourism is enriching the lives of everyone touched by Kwandwe.