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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This was the most wonderful place.... luxurious ....and the food was simply some of the best I've ever had, which is saying something! This was a unique experience and I can't find anything to fault or even think of anything that could possibly have been improved upon that hadn't already thought of and done........ the staff were the friendliest I've...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ann-Marie M Thank you so much for your kind review, we are extremely humbled by it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to ensure that each and every experience at Kwandwe is a memorable one. We will share your kind words with the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you back...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The Lodge is located on 22000 Hectors of Stunning bush- when you are out on a game drive you feel like you are the only people in the world s serene and quiet and the rangers go out of their way to track and locate the game you really want to see we had amazing sightings-they were extremely knowledgeable and...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 86Travelbug2015 Greetings from Kwandwe. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review as well as sharing some of your lovely images with us, we are extremely humbled by your feedback. At Kwandwe, we strive to give guests the absolute best experience, from the lodge environment and amenities to your game drives, and meal -...

Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

My husband & I spent 3 nights in September & genuinely had the experience of a lifetime. The lodge staff went out of their way to ensure we were taken care of and our Ranger Nic and Tracker were extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Our villa was very romantic with special surprises. The attention to detail was extraordinary and everyone was...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jeanne A Greetings from Kwandwe. Thank you so much for the kind review and for sharing photos of your stay at Kwandwe Fish River Lodge. We are delighted that we had the opportunity to spoil you and your husband and we truly hope that we will get another opportunity in the not too distant future to welcome you back...

Temecula, California
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This one of the best properties we've stayed at in all of our travels. The service was outstanding. Our Ranger, Nik, was very friendly, knowledgable and accommodating to our requests. With his skilled Tracker Ayundi, we saw all the the Reserve had to offer. The food is great. Three course meals for dinner prepared when you are ready after the...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Szky Greetings from Kwandwe. Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are extremely privileged to have guides like Nick and Ayundi as part of our team, and we will be sure to pass your regard on to them. We hope that we will be...

The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We had a very nice spacious room with a wonderful view over the river and area. We saw everything, lion, rhino, cheetah with cubs, elephants and lots of other animals. The food was great and the staff amazing. Very friendly, informative and helpful. We will be back with our children.

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Marc S Thank you so much for your kind words. What an absolute compliment, we are delighted that you want to return with your children. We pride ourselves at Kwandwe at tailor- making the safari experience for young and old and we can't wait to share with them the Kwandwe experience. We hope to welcome you back in the...

Reviewed 1 September 2015

I have traveled fairly extensively and this location is world class. Not only the acccomodations, but the service, meals and safaris. A trip of a lifetime. I would like to thank Doc, our ranger, Monde, our tracker, and JP for the EXCELLENT service they provided us. I would NOT HESITATE to visit Kwandwe again and give it my highest recommendations....

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mark M, It is the greatest delight when reading a review such as yours and realising that your time at Kwandwe was so memorable - a deep satisfaction knowing that we have done our job properly! Thank you for taking the time to review Kwandwe, we will pass your compliments on to the rest of the team and wait...

Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We stayed at Kwandwe, Great Fish River Lodge for four nights as part of a larger South African safari trip organized by Imagine Africa, London. It is an excellent and very comfortable lodge in a great Eastern Cape game reserve. It has some of the friendliest, happiest staff we have encountered with nothing being too much trouble. There was a...

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ms Crawley, Thank you for taking the time to put together such a wonderful review of Kwandwe. We appreciate and value the opinions of our guests and always strive to do better. We hope to see you again on your next South African adventure. Take care, Kindest Regards, The Kwandwe Team

Seer Green, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2015

I chose a safari at Kwandwe to celebrate my 60th birthday and it surely has to be the best birthday anyone, anywhere ever had! The lovely greeting at Reception and the transfer to to Lodge, when lots of game appeared unexpectedly, really got our trip off to a good start. Then it just got better and better! We loved the...

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jane, You have melted our hearts with this review! There is nothing more rewarding than being able to share the special moments in our guests lives with them and having the opportunity to make it that much more. Your thoughtful words have reconfirmed our commitment to doing everything we can to make every guest stay at Kwandwe a memorable...

Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2015

On our previous visit to South Africa we visited the Kruger National Park - saw lots of animals but no lions, leopards or cheetahs. Kwandwe was a different world. The excellent rangers take you out twice a day - morning and evening - using the narrowest of tracks to search for the animals. We were not disappointed! If we want...

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Peter M, We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself while staying with us! We are fortunate to have the largest privately owned game reserve in South Africa with an abundant amount of wildlife that guarantees our guests personal up close experiences. We look forward to seeing you again, Kind Regards The Kwandwe Team

Cape Town,
Reviewed 30 July 2015

My wife and I just spent 4 nights at Great Fish River Lodge. Having worked in the wildlife industry and having a great love of safaris, my wife and I have had the privilege of staying at many of the Five Star Safari lodges in South Africa. We where very impressed with our experience at Kwandwe. So many of the...

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brin_Kushner, Thank you for your wonderful review of Great Fish River Lodge. We understand the importance of the small touches and are always looking for special ways to delight our guests and make there stay with us more memorable. We hope to see you again soon, Kind Regards, The Kwandwe Team

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Address: Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District | Grahamstown, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve 6140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Price Range: €991 - €3,270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“If you want a bit of extra exercise stay in Room 1, but you have no view of the river.”
Belitze, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great!!!!”
Naty1, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 4-6 are closer to the lodge so may have a better view”
polarbear, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lodge 1is furthest away from the dining area and lounge about a three/four minute walk. Though I think more animals may pass by.”
583sandraj, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“In Gt Fish River Lodge, bungalow 1 is a five minute walk from dining & reception. If you want tranquility, this is the one.”
elpee182, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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