Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the centre of South Africa’s malaria-free area near Grahamstown. Situated on 23 100 hectares of the vast African wilderness. The reserve is a member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux portfolio.
The Kwandwe reserve has appointed, and spacious accommodation is available in all of the lodges. The suites are large with lounges and verandahs invite for a most relaxing and enjoyable stay. The Reserve comprises five distinct habitats which are host to a remarkable array of wildlife. Professional rangers and trackers guide travellers through the bushveld where wildlife can be observed from a close distance.
Fish River Camp: Along the aloe-studded banks of the river, the suites at the River Lodge feature private pools and large decks with magnificent views of the wild yet gentle landscape. Beautiful thatched guest areas and extensive viewing decks overlook the river.
Melton: A contemporary frontier farmhouse with modern touches. The house is booked on a sole use basis and is perfect for family holidays or parties of friends. Four en-suite bedrooms are designed around the central courtyard with its large, inviting swimming pool. A private safari vehicle, which can be booked exclusively on request, comes complete with a tracker and ranger.
Upland: A is gracious homestead is a beautifully restored country house comprising three spacious en-suite bedrooms with private terraces. This villa is available for sole use by guests. The Homestead features a swimming pool and gazebo, and guests enjoy their ranger, tracker, chef and open 4x4 safari vehicle.
Ecca: An innovative, stylish and intimate, the magnificent lodge features just a few private suites with spacious living areas and en-suite bathrooms. The central guest areas include a spacious sitting room, dining room and bar area, communal kitchen, sparkling rim-flow lap pool and unique interpretive centre.
Kids have much to look forward to when visiting Kwandwe Private Reserve. Many exciting activities await which include exploring the wildlife, flora, and fauna of this malaria-free reserve. While searching for skulls, bones, and insects, children learn how to identify droppings as well as animal tracks.
The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.
Receive a 15% discount off your accommodation when staying for 6 nights or longer at any of the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Lodges. This offer is valid for stays between 1 May and 30 September 2019.
Receive a 10% discount off your accommodation when staying for 4 or 5 nights at any of the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Lodges. This offer is valid for stays between 1 May and 30 September 2019.
1 May - 30 September 2019 | 1 - 6 guests | From R 9000 per night (surcharge)
Kwandwe’s cooler months offer the perfect opportunity to connect to the wilderness whilst on foot. Walk out from your room at the lodge or villa and explore the vast expanse of Kwandwe's 54 000 acres of private wilderness on a journey to a private fly-camp for the evening.
Move through the dynamic landscape on foot alongside a private ranger and be part of the land's story. Sit around the fire and cook a meal over the open flames, share stories and listen to the sounds of Africa. Spend evenings beneath the stars for an authentic bush camp experience.
Ages 16 yrs and older welcome. A minimum stay of 3 nights is required at any of Kwandwe’s private villas or beautiful lodges in order to book the Winter Wilderness Walk experience.
Guests' rooms will remain available to them should they wish to return to the comfort of their suite at any time. Guests leave on foot and enjoy a picnic lunch in the wilderness before continuing to their private fly camp for the evening. A vehicle is available throughout the experience for guests to choose when to walk and when to drive.
Winter Wilderness Walks are subject to availability. Prices exclude accommodation. Contact us for more information.