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Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District Grahamstown, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve 6140 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have wanted to visit South Africa and go on a safari for as long as I can remember - Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge certainly made my dream come true. My husband and I arrived with another couple for a 3 night stay and...More

Thank Nan1210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent three days at kwandwe and loved every moment. Two daily game drives with Nic and Vianye who were absolutely amazing. We saw lots of game but the also they were very knowledgeable about the animals and environment. The staff st the lodge...More

Thank welshlass123
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We had 2 days but we left with the idea to be back soon You are in the center of the attention during the game safari,breakfast,luch and dinner The accomodations are very nice and well located with their own privacy All the staff is of...More

Thank Matteo B
Response from KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 4 September 2018

Dear Matteo Thank you for the great review - it's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We'll be sure to pass your compliments along to our staff, who always go above and beyond for guests. We'd love to have you stay...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Kwandwe was luxurious and welcoming. The game drives were superb and the guides were professional and knowledgable (especially Doc). I loved every second that we stayed here. The food and drinks were brilliant as were the staff. No complaints.More

Thank EzzaH16
Response from KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 17 August 2018

Dear EzzaH16 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review about our staff, catering and atmosphere. We shall pass your compliments along to the team, they most definitely do go the extra mile to make the whole experience memorable! We hope...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

We stayed for 3 nights at the Great Fish River Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The lodges are of a very high standard with an outside shower, a sun deck and a small pool. All of the communal areas are very clean and...More

Thank Irons19
Response from KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Irons19, We are so glad to hear that you had such a great experience with us at Kwandwe. We will definitely pass along your compliments to Wez and Banana. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards The Kwandwe Team

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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 More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Pool
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$1,180 - US$4,192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kwandwe Great Fish River Hotel Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$1,180 - US$4,192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kwandwe Great Fish River Hotel Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Location
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
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Traveller (381)
Room & Suite (68)
Dining (15)
Pool & Beach (5)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Connector822850
9 October 2018|
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Response from welshlass123 | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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BriKow
3 May 2017|
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Response from KwandweManagement | Property representative |
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... More
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Lynette W
29 January 2017|
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Response from ElzetteD3 | Reviewed this property |
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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"beatiful single indipendent room with 100% privacy"
matteobY7034XY
31 Aug 2018
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"Flights in and out of Port Elizabeth proved to be quite painful with South African Airlines. Maybe use BA..."
PeterL719
23 Dec 2017
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"Amazing views"
382cynthiar
8 Nov 2017
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"Close to the main building."
LPMCC
4 Nov 2017
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