An Unforgettable African Experience at Kwandwe


With only 26 rooms spread across the euphorbia-studded landscape, Kwandwe has one of the highest land-to-guest ratios in South Africa. From intimate, tranquil lodges to exclusive-use villas, there’s an option to suit families, couples, groups of friends and solo travellers. Couples can enjoy the tranquillity of Great Fish River Lodge and Ecca Lodge, where stand-alone suites are privately located away from each other (Families of up to four will love the flexibility of the Family Suite at Ecca Lodge, complete with a private safari vehicle).

The three, sole-use safari villas, Fort House, Uplands Homestead and Melton Manor, are ideal for families or small groups of friends looking to enjoy an entirely intimate and exclusive safari experience.

The luxurious and eco-friendly Kwandwe Ecca Lodge – a vibrant and intimate lodge, ideally suited for families and the young at heart, re-opened in July 2023 with a brand-new look, offering guests an unforgettable African experience surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty and an abundance of wildlife.

Kwandwe is committed to sustainable tourism and conservation, and every effort is made to minimize its impact on the environment. The suites are constructed using environmentally friendly materials, and solar power is used to provide electricity. The lodge also has a comprehensive recycling and waste management program, ensuring that its operations are as environmentally friendly as possible.

The Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is home to the famous Big Five – lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalos – as well as a wide variety of other animals, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes. Guests can embark on game drives led by experienced and knowledgeable guides, who ensure an unforgettable journey through the reserve, providing fascinating insights into the behaviour and habits of the animals.

In addition to game drives, Kwandwe offers a range of other activities to keep guests entertained. Guided bush walks are a fantastic way to explore the reserve on foot, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of the African bush. Bird watching is a popular activity, as the reserve is home to over 300 different bird species, including the majestic African fish eagle and the colourful lilac-breasted roller.

At Kwandwe Ecca, guests can relax and unwind in the beautiful communal areas, which include a spacious lounge, a bar, and a dining area. The lodge also has a stunning infinity pool, overlooking a waterhole where animals often come to drink. This provides guests with the unique opportunity to observe wildlife from the comfort of the lodge.

The dining experience at Kwandwe is truly exceptional. The talented chefs create delicious and innovative dishes using the freshest local ingredients. and sounds of the African bush.

There is also a spa where guests can indulge in a range of treatments and therapies. From soothing massages to rejuvenating facials-the perfect way to relax and unwind after a day of adventure.

Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply looking for a unique and luxurious holiday, Kwandwe is the perfect destination.

Kwandwe have extended a special resident rate of R5950 per person per night valid until 15 December 2023.

The rate includes:

– Accommodation in either Great Fish River Lodge or Ecca Lodge

– Twice daily game drives

– 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local & premium brand spirits, beers, teas & coffees, refreshments on game drives

Use code KWANDWERESIDENT when making a reservation –