Awarded: Silver

A luxurious accommodation situated in the game-rich Kwandwe Reserve, Kwandwe Great River Fish Lodge is a classically designed lodge with heaps of African-style décor and magnificent views. Perfect for enjoying the endless wilderness from expansive decks in a riverside retreat.


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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

Nine thatched suites offer large bedrooms, a spacious seating area, a bar and a private covered balcony behind foldaway glass doors for wonderful, elevated views. Six suites are located on the south side of the lodge and three are on the north side with views of the Great Fish River. Interiors are neutral and modern and private plunge-pools grace each balcony. En-suite bathrooms also offer roll-top bathtubs, and indoor and outdoor showers.

Communal Areas

The lounge area features perfectly worn leather furniture, Persian-style rugs and a large fireplace for cool evenings. Stone walls are decorated with African prints underneath a high, thatched roof for an airy, spacious feel. Guests can dine at wooden tables amid historical photographs and antique cabinets full of jam and pickle jars. For post-dinner drinks, retreat through the glass folding doors to a vast wooden deck for views across the hills and river. A well-stocked safari shop is also onsite for clothes, books, African crafts and gifts.

Activities

A perfect destination for top-class wildlife safari’s in the Eastern Cape, guests can enjoy morning, afternoon and night drives for Big Five viewing, as well as guided nature walks with armed game rangers and picnics out in the wild. For water-based activity, take fishing excursions on the Great Fish River or a boat trip on Galpin Dam.

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
Brding 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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