Malaria-free Kwandwe Private Game Reserve on South Africa’s magical Eastern Cape encompasses 54,000 acres of wilderness inhabited by a large range of wonderful animals from buffalo, elephant and rhino to birds of prey. There are five safari lodges on the property – each with its own individual character yet all designed to showcase the beauty and remoteness of the surrounding landscape.
Magnificent Great Fish River Lodge perches on an escarpment overlooking its namesake waterway. Its 9 luxurious suites open out onto personal plunge pools and jaw-dropping views. Relaxed Ecca Lodge is chic and contemporary, with 6 designer suites set on shale cliffs with access to a generous shared facilities including a gorgeous infinity pool, interactive kitchen and library. Melton Manor, Uplands Homestead and Fort House are three exceptional exclusive-use properties, suitable for parties of 6 to 8 seeking accommodation with space for travellers to unwind together and alone.
Things to do at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve include twice-daily game drives, with later outings often uncovering rare species such as bat-eared fox and aardwolf. Guests can also participate in thrilling big game walking safaris or gentle interpretive bush walks. Rhino tracking is also possible – an opportunity to learn about conserving this highly endangered species and what measures are in place to protect remaining populations. After a long day outdoors, relax with a rejuvenating spa treatment in the privacy of your suite.