|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 FOR MONTH OF JUNE FOR MAINTENANCE.|
Kwandwe Great Fish River 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 Great Fish River Lodge Activities
Fly-In Safari Lodge Wildlife Game Drives Safari Self Drive Walking Culture Canoeing Honeymoon Rock Art Fishing Conference Facility Photography Birding Cuisine Golf Day Tour Swimming Pool Malaria Free Price Range - Southern Africa: $400 - $600
Kwandwe Great Fish River 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 Great Fish River Lodge Facilities
Nine luxurious suites feature bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, separate toilet, twin basins, plunge pools, personal bars, salas and covered verandas. The decor is African-inspired, with earth-toned fabrics, indigenous timber and early settler antiques and artifacts. Each suite has a private thatched observation deck overlooking the Fish River.
Pan African cuisine can be served on your private deck or enjoyed under a canopy of stars in our firelit boma. Alternatively, meals can be taken in the sociable ambience of our spacious dining area.
Guest areas continue the African theme. They are spacious, with generous wrap-around viewing decks leading from the dining room, bar and lounge areas.
A well stocked boutique caters for guests shopping needs, including innovative and unusual gifts for family and friends.
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is ideal for small conferences and exclusive business meetings.
Kwandwe Great Fish River 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 Great Fish River Lodge Children Policy
Children 12-16 years pay 50% of adult rate when sharing with parents. Children in own room - first child pays full adult rate, second and third child pay 50% of adult rate.
Nearest City: GRAHAMSTOWN
Check In Time: 12:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM