|Kwandwe means "Place of the Blue Crane" in Xhosa, and is home to a population of these majestic endangered national birds of South Africa. CLOSED FROM 01-31 JUNE FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND REFURBISHMENT.|
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Location
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is located in the beautiful and historically rich Eastern Cape, surrounded by exclusive, malaria-free wilderness.
Overlooking the wide and winding Fish River, the lodge is masterfully contoured to blend with the magnificent landscape.
Kwandwe is a one and a half hour drive from Port Elizabeth national airport, and is also accessible by private charter into Grahamstown, a leisurely 20 minute game drive away.
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Activities
Safari Lodge Wildlife Game Drives Self Drive Walking Culture Canoeing Fishing Photography Birding Golf Day Tour Swimming Pool Malaria Free Price Range - Southern Africa: $400 - $600 Child Friendly
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Attractions
Kwandwe is yet another example of far-sighted conservation. The dream of American philanthropist Carl de Santis 16 000 hectares on the historical Great Fish River have been restored and restocked with game, including The Big Five - a remarkable feat when you consider how long ago wildlife roamed the area.
Also roan antelope, kudu, springbok and impala.
A paradise for bird watchers, the Fish Eagle and Blue Crane amongst many.
Immensely rich in history, the area was the site of many historical battles between early South African settlers and indigenous inhabitants.
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Facilities
Ecca Lodge is fun, flamboyant and fabulous, with a “funk-meets-futuristic-farmhouse” ambience. Nestled into a gently sloping, densely vegetated hillside, the Lodge is airy and open with barely a barrier between indoors and the African bushveld.
Each of the six airconditioned suites features an en suite bathroom with spacious, plate glass-enclosed shower, bath, private w.c and twin hand-basins, as well as a sitting area which can comfortably convert into accommodation for children 11 years and younger. Overlooking rolling spekboom valleys, guest areas comprise a spacious sitting room with fireplace, dining room and bar area and deep veranda with expansive viewing decks. Delicious fresh farm cuisine is prepared in the modern, open-plan kitchen and an interpretive centre provides hours of entertainment for children of all ages.
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Additional Information
*Morning, afternoon/evening and night game drives
in open Landrovers
*Guided river walking, hiking and canoeing
*Fishing, rhino tracking & visits to hides
*Bush sundowners and picnics on the Reserve
**Historical and cultural trips to Grahamstown and
surrounds can be arranged
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Children Policy
Children (sharing with parents): 0-5 years stay free, 6-11 years will pay approx. 50% of the adult rate.
Children under 5 years old are not permitted on game drives.
Nearest City: GRAHAMSTOWN
Check In Time: 12:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM