Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

South Africa, Western Cape

From R 8,995.00 pps Two nights' accommodation in a suite

Nestled in the heart of South Africa's unspoilt Eastern Cape province lies Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a world-class Big Five safari destination. The 22,000 hectares of pristine private wilderness stretches either side of the Great Fish River which meanders for 30 kilometres through scenic landscape and comprises just thirty rooms split across six very individual and distinct safari lodges, camp and villas, affording it one of the highest land-to-guest ratios in South Africa.

Nestled in the heart of South Africa's unspoilt Eastern Cape province lies Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a world-class Big Five safari destination.

The 22,000 hectares of pristine private wilderness stretches either side of the Great Fish River which meanders for 30 kilometres through scenic landscape and comprises just thirty rooms split across six very individual and distinct safari lodges, camp and villas, affording it one of the highest land-to-guest ratios in South Africa.

Why we Love it

Renowned for quality guiding, understated luxury and the thousands of animals and wildlife that call the Reserve home, Kwandwe offers a range of safari activities and accommodation options to make every African Dream come true.

Our Recommendation

Big Five Game Viewing

Kwandwe is one of the largest private Big Five game viewing areas in South Africa

Exclusivity

With 54 000 acres of private wilderness, accommodating a maximum of 60 guests, making Kwandwe one of the highest land:guest ratios in South Africa

Rates

Includes

Two nights' accommodation in a suite
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
A selection of South African premium and sparkling wines, local and premium brand spirits, beers, soft drinks, teas and coffees (serving of alcohol subject to government regulations)
Two game drives daily
Refreshments on game drives
Nature walks accompanied by an armed ranger
Big game walking safari (tracking white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team; subject to availability)
Transfers to and from the reserve's airstrip

More Info

* Excludes flights, transfers not mentioned, community and conservation levy, in-room massage treatments, telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, imported champagne, additional specialised safari activities not specified, and anything of a personal nature not mentioned above. Subject to availability at the time of booking. Please contact us for flights

Honeymoon Inclusions

* Terms & Conditions Apply

Resort Facilities

Two nights' accommodation in a suite
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
A selection of South African premium and sparkling wines, local and premium brand spirits, beers, soft drinks, teas and coffees (serving of alcohol subject to government regulations)
Two game drives daily
Refreshments on game drives
Nature walks accompanied by an armed ranger
Big game walking safari (tracking white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team; subject to availability)
Transfers to and from the reserve's airstrip

Activities

SAFARI ACTIVITIES

We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and understanding of the bush and its fascinating inhabitants with our guests.

Kwandwe offers guests a diverse and flexible safari experience with a team of highly qualified and experienced rangers. Included in every stay is the opportunity to experience a Big Game Walk (to view elephant, buffalo or black and white rhino on foot), a fishing safari or a night drive.

Our highly trained rangers and trackers do their utmost to delight guests with a choice of the following wildlife adventures:

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INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE

Twice daily game drives

Explore the natural splendour of Kwandwe on early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. An armed ranger and tracker team share their extensive knowledge of the bush with you as you track the Big Five, as well as a variety of other wildlife. Morning drives begin as dawn breaks over the Great Fish River, providing the opportunity to see predators winding up their nocturnal hunts and settling in for the day. Many animals take advantage of the cool morning hours to graze before the heat of the day. In the late afternoon wildlife can often be spotted coming down to the river to drink. Night drives produces some unusual sightings, including aardvark, aardwolf, bat-eared fox and porcupine.

Big Game Walking Safari - blog post image
INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE

Big Game Walking Safari

Experience the thrill of tracking big game (white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo) on foot in the wilderness, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. The walk lasts 3 to 4 hours; not suitable for children under 16 years of age.


Interpretive Bush Walks - blog post image
INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE

Interpretive Bush Walks

In between game drives, take a closer look at the subtle, unseen wonders of the bush on a leisurely walk within easy reach of your lodge. Dense euphorbia thickets are best explored on foot, revealing a secret world of lichen, mosses and ferns. Various birds of prey and other species nest in the taller trees or in the spiny canopy. An armed ranger guides guests through ‘up close and personal’ sightings of various antelope species, giraffe, warthog or zebra. Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

Fishing - blog post image
INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE

Fishing

Kwandwe offers a variety of catch-and-release fishing options, either in still water or in the Great Fish River. Try your hand at catching Large Mouth Bass on artificial lures or fly rod in the reserve’s largest dam. A fun activity for children as well as adults.

Entertainment & Family Services

SAFARI ACTIVITIES

We are passionate about sharing our knowledge and understanding of the bush and its fascinating inhabitants with our guests.

Kwandwe offers guests a diverse and flexible safari experience with a team of highly qualified and experienced rangers. Included in every stay is the opportunity to experience a Big Game Walk (to view elephant, buffalo or black and white rhino on foot), a fishing safari or a night drive.

Our highly trained rangers and trackers do their utmost to delight guests with a choice of the following wildlife adventures:

Twice daily game drives - blog post image
INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE

Twice daily game drives

Explore the natural splendour of Kwandwe on early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. An armed ranger and tracker team share their extensive knowledge of the bush with you as you track the Big Five, as well as a variety of other wildlife. Morning drives begin as dawn breaks over the Great Fish River, providing the opportunity to see predators winding up their nocturnal hunts and settling in for the day. Many animals take advantage of the cool morning hours to graze before the heat of the day. In the late afternoon wildlife can often be spotted coming down to the river to drink. Night drives produces some unusual sightings, including aardvark, aardwolf, bat-eared fox and porcupine.

Big Game Walking Safari - blog post image
INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE

Big Game Walking Safari

Experience the thrill of tracking big game (white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo) on foot in the wilderness, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. The walk lasts 3 to 4 hours; not suitable for children under 16 years of age.


Interpretive Bush Walks - blog post image
INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE

Interpretive Bush Walks

In between game drives, take a closer look at the subtle, unseen wonders of the bush on a leisurely walk within easy reach of your lodge. Dense euphorbia thickets are best explored on foot, revealing a secret world of lichen, mosses and ferns. Various birds of prey and other species nest in the taller trees or in the spiny canopy. An armed ranger guides guests through ‘up close and personal’ sightings of various antelope species, giraffe, warthog or zebra. Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

Fishing - blog post image
INCLUDED IN DAILY RATE

Fishing

Kwandwe offers a variety of catch-and-release fishing options, either in still water or in the Great Fish River. Try your hand at catching Large Mouth Bass on artificial lures or fly rod in the reserve’s largest dam. A fun activity for children as well as adults.

Food & Drink

The Beach Restaurant

Serving authentic Thai and popular Western cuisines, the Beach Restaurant is a great place to enjoy your meals. Its location on the shore of Phuket provides an amazing culinary experience. In addition to the tasty Thai cuisine, there is also an array of mouthwatering seafood.

Opening hours :

• Breakfast : 6.30 - 10.30
• Dinner : 18.30 – 22.30


Seaside Seafood Kitchen

Situated at the beach in front of the Spa and Wellness Centre, the Seaside Seafood Kitchen offers diners the chance to enjoy lunchtime snacks. During high season, daily fresh caught fish, tiger prawns, lobsters, crabs and more will make your holiday dining experience an exquisite one.

Opening hours :

• Lunch: 11.00 - 17.00
• Dinner: 18.00 - 22.00 (During High Season)


Lobby Bar

Located between the pool and the entrance, the lobby bar offers a great variety of cocktails, wines, beers, fruit shakes and soft drinks.

Opening hours : 10.00 - 01.00


Swim-up Pool Bar

Sip a long drink at the swim-up bar while the kids splash in the children's pool. The quiet poolside bar with a tropical twist is here to serve you any beverage you may desire. Sit back and relax with one of our many cocktails, beers, wines, fruit shakes or soft drinks.

Opening hours : 10.00 - 19.00

Restaurants

The Beach Restaurant

Serving authentic South African and popular Western cuisines, the Beach Restaurant is a great place to enjoy your meals. Its location on the shore of Port Elizabeth provides an amazing culinary experience. In addition to the tasty cuisine, there is also an array of mouthwatering seafood.

Opening hours :

• Breakfast : 6.30 - 10.30
• Dinner : 18.30 – 22.30


Seaside Seafood Kitchen

Situated at the beach in front of the Spa and Wellness Centre, the Seaside Seafood Kitchen offers diners the chance to enjoy lunchtime snacks. During high season, daily fresh caught fish, tiger prawns, lobsters, crabs and more will make your holiday dining experience an exquisite one.

Opening hours :

• Lunch: 11.00 - 17.00
• Dinner: 18.00 - 22.00 (During High Season)


Lobby Bar

Located between the pool and the entrance, the lobby bar offers a great variety of cocktails, wines, beers, fruit shakes and soft drinks.

Opening hours : 10.00 - 01.00


Swim-up Pool Bar

Sip a long drink at the swim-up bar while the kids splash in the children's pool. The quiet poolside bar with a tropical twist is here to serve you any beverage you may desire. Sit back and relax with one of our many cocktails, beers, wines, fruit shakes or soft drinks.

Opening hours : 10.00 - 19.00

Our Tip

A variety of wellness treatments is available to be enjoyed in the privacy of your suite. Our product of choice is TheraNaka™, meaning ‘Beauty of Africa’. TheraNaka™ incorporates only the finest natural ingredients from the best selection of African plant extracts supporting organic certification, sustainability and Fair Trade. Products do not contain harmful alcohols, artificial fragrances, colorants, harmful petrochemicals or mineral oils, and they have not been tested on animals.

Since the earliest time, Africa's original inhabitants lived in harmony with nature. Our treatments and rituals were inspired by, designed and based on Africa's rich heritage and created to celebrate mother earth and her connection with life. Only the finest natural ingredients available from nature are used in our products, including oil from the Marula fruit, Mongongo nut oil, healing Shea butter, oil from the Baobab tree, ointment from the African sausage tree and Mafura butter, to name but a few.

Eight nights' accommodation in a deluxe room - Complimentary upgrade to deluxe sea view room (subject to availability)

Room Inclusions

Air conditioned
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Bathrobes Provided
Cable/Satellite TV
Clock Radio
Desk
Hairdryer
Linen and Towels Provided
Mini Bar
Non-Smoking
Room Safe
Shower - Separate
Tea/Coffee Making
Telephone
Television
Wireless Internet
Hot & Cold Water
WiFi Complimentary
Bathroom Amenities
DSTV

Shower

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