Kwandwe Game Reserve is situated in the non-malarial Eastern Cape. Great Fish River Lodge comprises nine luxurious thatched suites, each with its own private plunge pool, which are linked to the lodge by wooden walkways.
End your Garden Route adventure on a high at this top end safari destination on the Eastern Cape.
Soak up the sweeping views of this unique private reserve from your luxurious suite.
Relax by your private pool during the heat of the day.
Experience one of the largest private big 5 game viewing areas in South Africa.
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve stretches along 42 km of the Great Fish River and each of the nine luxurious glass and thatch suites at Great Fish River Lodge overlooks its lush riverbanks. The stunning suites are found along the meandering river and have a private plunge pool and observation deck with spectacular views over the river valley.
High ceilings and huge stone chimneys dominate the main guest areas and dark leather armchairs and deep colored rugs create inviting spaces to relax and unwind. Sumptuous local cuisine can be enjoyed on the viewing decks, in the dining room, by lantern light in the cozy walled boma or in any of a number of awe inspiring locations across the reserve.
The 15,800 hectare reserve is set on the edge of the former Karoo Basin where several of Africa’s vegetation zones converge and biodiversity is extremely rich. The Kwandwe landscape is dominated by valley bushveld on open plains and rolling hills, with succulent euphorbias, aloes and spekboom among the characteristic plants. Thousands of animals, including the ’big five’ (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) have been reintroduced to roam the reserve, which is also a haven for endangered animals and birds, and numerous programs to support them have been introduced.
When to visit
Great Fish is a fantastic place for walking and soaking up the magical views.
Set along the 30 km of privately owned, lush green banks of the river after which it is named, Great Fish River. 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.
Private Safari at Kwandwe
Ensure exclusivity, privacy and flexibility by organizing a private guide and vehicle for one or more days of your stay at Kwandwe.
Twice Daily Game Drives
Guests at Kwandwe enjoy twice daily game drives in open safari vehicles. This is a fantastic way to explore the vast and varied environment of the reserve.