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Kwandwe Game Reserve - near Grahamstown

Kwandwe - Location
Kwandwe - Accommodation
Kwandwe - Food
Kwandwe - Activities

 

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Kwandwe Game Reserve - Location

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve lies in the heart of South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape near Grahamstown, and is a natural conclusion to a journey along the world-famous Garden Route.

Kwandwe aptly means “Place of the Blue Crane” in Xhosa (South Africa’s highly endangered national bird) and is home to a population of these rare birds. It offers an exceptional safari experience in a region steeped in history and culture. 

Kwandwe Game Reserve - Accommodation

Kwandwe's Main Lodge consists of nine luxurious suites, set high up on the banks of the Great Fish River. Each thatch and glass chalet has a private plunge pool and observation deck with spectacular views over the river valley. A mix of Settler and Xhosa décor is characterised by a subtle blend of earth-toned fabrics, indigenous timber, artifacts and antiques.



The New Ecca Lode at Kwandwe is innovative, stylish and intimate.  Kwandwe Ecca Lodge embodies a “funk-meets-futuristic-farmhouse” ambience, and features just six intimate suites with spacious living areas and en suite bathrooms. Overlooking rolling spekboom valleys, main guest areas include a a spacious sitting room, dining room and bar area, interactive kitchen, sparkling rim-flow lap pool and unique interpretive centre.

 

 Kwandwe Game Reserve - Food 
Kwandwe specialises in delicious Pan-African cuisine, which is either served on the private decks or in the candlelit dining room. Alternatively, dinner is enjoyed outside, in the boma (reeded enclosure) under the African sky.


 Kwandwe -Activities :

Twice-daily game-drives
Experienced  rangers and Xhosa trackers will lead you on interpretive, twice-daily game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, bringing you close to
Africa ’s Big Five. Fascinating nocturnal animals such as aardvark, aardwolf, porcupine, Cape fox, bat-eared fox and springhare are regularly encountered on exciting night drives.

Guided river walking/hiking or fishing
Guided bush walks in Kwandwe’s pristine wilderness bring you face-to-face with wild
Africa at its best. Hiking along the river is especially rewarding for those interested in birds, vegetation and folklore, and fishing is available for enthusiasts (Kwandwe supports ‘tag and release’ procedures).

Guided river walking/hiking or fishing
Guided bush walks in Kwandwe’s pristine wilderness bring you face-to-face with wild
Africa at its best. Hiking along the river is especially rewarding for those interested in birds, vegetation and folklore, and fishing is available for enthusiasts (Kwandwe supports ‘tag and release’ procedures).

Canoeing
Catch sight of some of Kwandwe’s incredible birdlife while paddling along the
Great Fish River in a sturdy canoe.

Rhino tracking
Experience the thrill of tracking rhino on foot under the guidance of an experienced ranger and tracker – an unforgettable safari adventure.

Whale watching air safari
The Port Alfred Flying Club offers breathtaking whale watching flights over the bay. This adventure is seasonal – June to November.

Kwandwe has a cosy library with first edition books on the region as well as other valuable books on South African history, fauna and flora.

 

 

 

Kwandwe Game Reserve - near Grahamstown - Eastern Cape - South Africa

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