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This founding lodge with only 9 privately situated suites features a classic-contemporary style of simple elegance that embraces the lodge's splendid setting high up on a steep bank overlooking the Great Fish River. The colour scheme comprises a calm and natural palette of earthy tones, from khaki browns to charcoal greys.Pewter and glass add an effortless yet understated glamour to the furnishings; artefacts such as ostrich eggshells, hides and horns create subtle points of interest and relevance to the lodge's surrounds, whilst natural linens and plenty of texture preserve its simple but sophisticated atmosphere.Watch majestic kudu meander down to the river from the Lodge's expansive viewing decks, or observe playful Cape clawless otters swimming in the cool waters below from the comfort of your private balcony. Suites are spacious and feature en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, personal in-room bars and private decks with plunge pools overlooking the vast reserve.
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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District Grahamstown, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve 6140 South Africa
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East London Airport117 km
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Kwandwe Game Reserve is beyond amazing. This is a private reserve that is 5* all around. We stayed at Great Fish River Lodge and could not have been more impressed. Our guide, Nick was top notch. He was enthusiastic, well trained and well educated. My daughter (22) said she
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My husband and I had the first 3 days of our honeymoon here and we loved it. The staff are so amazing - we felt so spoilt during our stay. The staff really looked after us without ever being OTT. Simple things like remembering our names, our favourite drinks, running us a bath
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We had an absolutely perfect trip to Kwandwe in early October 2018 for our honeymoon. From the warm welcome at arrival, the game drives, and dinner with other guests, it couldn't have been better. The staff were all extremely professional and friendly. The rooms are stunning and
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Firstly the positives. Room is simply wonderful with all the comforts you could wish for (including all inclusive mini bar). Views looking from plunge pool allow you to watch animals while you take a dip (though sadly for us it was too cold during our visit to do so) Game
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Amazing place to visit. So lucky to see all the animals we wanted to see. The game drives are fantastic. We highly recommended Kwandwe. The staff are amazing so welcoming and nothing is a problem. Can’t wait to go back.
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I chose kwandwe because of the personal service and it was amazing . I also chose it as I wanted the safari to be special and not see lots of other jeeps. Kwandwe is a massive area we saw a lot of game and rarely saw other jeeps. This was our first safari and I loved every moment of the game drives, accommodation and the staff. I hope you find this helpful.
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Is there a fitness centre or gym nearby like to get in a daily workout
Hi BriKow, Thank you for your query. We do not have a gym on the reserve, however you would be able to participate in the following activities during your stay: - We offer walks with a ranger and tracker, and should you wish to view Big Game on foot (elephant, rhino, buffalo); - We have a 2km tarred runway on the reserve which is fenced (to keep the wildlife out!) and which forms a great running circuit; we will gladly take you there for a work-out. - We do have some weights, stretch bands (for resistance training) and Pilates mats for in-room exercising. I hope the above answers your questions! Kind regards, Saskia Brown Marketing Manager
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Hi, March should still be fairly warm. But always quite cool on game drives in the evenings. With the whole South Africa praying for rain, hopefully their will be some bit Kwandwe set up to handle all weather conditions!!
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Dear Diane, Thank you for contacting us, we look forward to hosting you on your first safari to Africa! Please could you let me know the dates of your visit? We vary our game drive times during the different seasons, so in the summer months we go out earlier in the mornings and in winter months we have later departures. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Saskia Saskia Brown Sales & Marketing Manager
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"beatiful single indipendent room with 100% privacy"
"Flights in and out of Port Elizabeth proved to be quite painful with South African Airlines. Maybe use BA instead."
"Amazing views"
"Close to the main building."
"Room 7 had a great view but all the rooms in our group were fabulous!"
US$1,147 - US$1,889 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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