Awarded: Silver

Ecca Lodge is a stylish and innovative property in the heart of Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. This hillside lodge, with its ‘funky farmhouse’ décor, private wraparound decks and plunge pools in every suite, is the perfect location for soaking in the stunning surroundings of this private reserve.


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Location

With a backdrop of steep cliffs, the lodge sits on rolling spekboom hills overlooking a valley of acacia trees. It sits within the 22,000 hectare Kwandwe Private Game Reserve which stretches along the Great Fish River and includes a number of vegetation zones and rich biodiversity. Here, the valley landscape compromises hills and open plains which are a haven for all Big Five game.

Rooms

With just six suites have large lounge areas with sofas or daybeds. Interiors are stylish with a host of trendy furnishings, dark wood-panelled walls and natural colours and textures. Sliding glass doors open out to wraparound decks adorned with cacti and potted succulents, a private plunge pool and an outdoor shower with views into the valley wilderness. The en-suite are also very spacious with showers and freestanding bathtubs.

Communal Areas

The main areas are decorated in a retro style with giant colourful prints adorning the walls and a bold palette throughout. In the lounge, sofas and chairs sit top polished concrete floors with large sliding doors leading to a deck overlooking the valley. Guests can dine at modern wooden tables in the dining room and kitchen or out on the patio. Relax in the library and TV room where a host of wildlife dvd’s are on offer as well curio and crafts to purchase. Outside, a rim-flow swimming pool is surrounded by a deck and loungers.

Activities

Take morning an evening game drives through the private reserve or embark on walking safaris to track big game. Guests can enjoy sundowners in the bush and afternoon picnics out in the wild of the reserve. Soar over the landscape in scenic coastal flights, participate in monitoring and tracking both black and white rhino or head out on photographic safaris.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicle
Big game walking safaris
Guided bushwalks
Fishing
Morning visits to the Mgcamabele Community
A specialist guide is available every day
Big game walking
Birding and photography
Laundry

When to go

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SUMMER

A beautiful time to visit with plenty of sunshine and warm weather. The Eastern Cape does occasionally experience heat waves during these months with temperatures climbing over 35°C/95°F, for this reason you will find safari activities taking place at sun rise and late evening to take advantage of the cooler conditions.

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

SUMMER

A beautiful time to visit with plenty of sunshine and warm weather. The Eastern Cape does occasionally experience heat waves during these months with temperatures climbing over 35°C/95°F, for this reason you will find safari activities taking place at sun rise and late evening to take advantage of the cooler conditions.

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

AUTUMN

With more pleasant midday highs and generally clear conditions this remains a fantastic time of year to visit.

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

AUTUMN

With more pleasant midday highs and generally clear conditions this remains a fantastic time of year to visit.

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

WINTER

The Eastern Capes location so close to the Indian Ocean offers much more pleasant midday temperatures in comparison to the Western Cape, averaging around 20°C/68°F. Morning can be a little cool, so do pack some warm clothes!

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

WINTER

The Eastern Capes location so close to the Indian Ocean offers much more pleasant midday temperatures in comparison to the Western Cape, averaging around 20°C/68°F. Morning can be a little cool, so do pack some warm clothes!

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

WINTER

The Eastern Capes location so close to the Indian Ocean offers much more pleasant midday temperatures in comparison to the Western Cape, averaging around 20°C/68°F. Morning can be a little cool, so do pack some warm clothes!

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

WINTER

The Eastern Capes location so close to the Indian Ocean offers much more pleasant midday temperatures in comparison to the Western Cape, averaging around 20°C/68°F. Morning can be a little cool, so do pack some warm clothes!

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

SPRING

With more pleasant midday highs and generally clear conditions this remains a fantastic time of year to visit.

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

SPRING

With more pleasant midday highs and generally clear conditions this remains a fantastic time of year to visit.

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

SUMMER

A beautiful time to visit with plenty of sunshine and warm weather. The Eastern Cape does occasionally experience heat waves during these months with temperatures climbing over 35°C/95°F, for this reason you will find safari activities taking place at sun rise and late evening to take advantage of the cooler conditions.

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

SUMMER

A beautiful time to visit with plenty of sunshine and warm weather. The Eastern Cape does occasionally experience heat waves during these months with temperatures climbing over 35°C/95°F, for this reason you will find safari activities taking place at sun rise and late evening to take advantage of the cooler conditions.

The Eastern Cape is situated between KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape and its climate is a bit of a mixture of the two. Its coastal areas enjoy both a subtropical and Mediterranean climate while inland things get a bit hotter. The geographic location between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean give the region rather mixed rainfall patterns, with no distinct dry period as found within the Western Cape. Rainfall amounts are however usually minimal with plenty of sunshine throughout the year!

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