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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve & Plettenberg Bay

Your family adventure in the Eastern Cape begins on safari at Ecca Lodge in the beautiful Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. After a few days in the wilderness fly to Cape Town and discovery to delights of this Cosmopolitan city.

At a Glance

  • A malarial free Big 5 safari destination

  • Great game viewing and guiding

  • A convenient itinerary with limited traveling

  • Loads of great activities for the children like Monkey World and the Elephant Park

Adventure, Family, Wildlife, Culture

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

Description

Arrive Port Elizabeth by airplane, you will be met and driven about to Kwandwe - one of South Africa's most beautiful, malarial-free private game reserves.

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge is ultra-modern and contemporary in design and is fantastic for children of all ages. The large suites each have their own private deck and plunge pool (which can be fenced for smaller children) overlooking the Great Fish River. With only six suites the feel is intimate and friendly, and the guides are excellent. Activities include game drives, bush walks and fishing.

The beautiful reserve, with its rolling, green hills, has a large amount of game present including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino among many others.

Transfer to Port Elizabeth airport and fly to Cape Town.

You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel, where your hire car will be delivered later that day. This is a fantastic and exciting city for families; there is so much to do in the area from taking a trip up Table Mountain, heading right down to Cape Point to the (almost) most southern tip of the continent or seeing the penguins at Boulders Beach, it's hard to spend too much time in Cape Town.

 

 

 

Itinerary

Stay

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Fly to Port Elizabeth
4 nights

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
3 nights

Cape Town, South Africa

The Cape Grace
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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve & Plettenberg Bay

Nestled in the heart of South Africa's unspoiled Eastern Cape province lies Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a world-class Big Five safari experience in 22 000 hectares (54 000 acres) of pristine private wilderness and featuring 30 km of privately owned river frontage of the Great Fish River. Then onto Kurland Hotel, situated on the outskirts of Plettenberg Baynear near Nature’s Valley in Plettenberg Bay. The pristine unspoiled beaches of Nature’s Valley, and the incredible indigenous forest of Tsitsikamma are breath taking.

When to go

Garden Route enjoys a moderate climate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures can climb as high as 34ºC, although winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4ºC. Generally, this season has many sunny days with high wind at times. During the winter months of June, July, and August, expect frequent rains and a couple of chilly evenings. From June to December, the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) graces Walker Bay with its massive presence.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation.

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