Exclusive Safari Villa's at Kwandwe

For a select safari experience, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve offers 3 extraordinary exclusive-use safari villas boasting magnificent landscape views. Perfect for groups and families the villas offer you ultimate privacy and a personalized safari experience in your very own safari home. The exquisite surroundings are complemented with a generous service by your personal chef, butler, and game ranger with a private safari vehicle, offering a completely personalized itinerary. The outdoor play areas include unfenced swimming pools, large lawns and open bushveld areas for children to run around. The safari villas are fenced to the unseen eye and offer ultimate safety and exclusivity.


Kwandwe Private Game Reserve welcomes you to 22 000 hectares of pristine African wilderness spread across either side of the Great Fish River.  As one of the two biggest game reserves in the Eastern Cape, it is known for its diversity of flora, wildlife, and spectacular safari experiences. The malaria-free reserve is home to the Big 5 and offers riveting game viewing accompanied by a ranger and tracker.  Together the guide team has a wealth of knowledge and experience tracking wild animals.  Besides the majestic lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhino, you can also see giraffe, springbok, eland, cheetah, kudu, and countless antelope species.  Due to the proximity of the Great Fish River, the area is a paradise for birdlife.  With night drives and bushwalks, there is always something new to discover at Kwandwe Game Reserve. Kwandwe also offers a luxury 5-star safari expeience at Ecca Lodge and Great Fish River Lodge. which are strategically located on the reserve.


  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Fishing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming pool
  • Bird watching


  • Big Five Safari
  • Great Fish River
  • 5-star luxury
  • Intimate and exclusive safari + accommodation

Closest airport

  • Port Elizabeth International – 157km
  • Private airstrip

Children policy

Children of all ages are allowed at Kwandwe safari villas and on the game drives. More Details

  • Children up to 5 years old do not pay the additional guest rate at Uplands Homestead & Melton Manor
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Rates are all-inclusive with six hours of game drives, fishing, and bushwalks per day, all meals and selected drinks, babysitting, and laundry.


Premium drinks and transfers are excluded.


Low: 01 May – 30 September

High: 01 October – 30 April

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are displayed per villa per night
  • Additional guests are charged accordingly

Accommodation Options

Fort House

Sleeps Max 4 Adults, 4 children and 1 infant

Fort House is a beautiful exclusive villa overlooking a private waterhole and sweeping views of the Great Fish River valley from the boma and firepit. The luxury villa is ideally suited for families of 8 or less and comprises two master suites, two en-suite classic rooms, Read morelounge and dinning area, wine cellar, guest pantry, spa treatment room, and a pool. Staff are on hand to ensure you have everything you need. Less

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High Season R98 550 per night, 1-8 guests
Low Season R70 800 per night, 1-8 guests

Melton Manor

Sleeps 8 Adults, 1 infant

Melton Manor is a 4-bedroom sole-use safari villa. Its farmhouse elegance and forest views are complemented with a central courtyard and its large swimming pool. The villa can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests + 1 infant under 2 (in a cot). Read moreChildren 3 – 16 are accommodated in their own room with interleading doors. A personal chef, butler, and private safari vehicle provide a world-class and personalized safari experience. Less

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High Season R54 180 per night, 1 - 6 guests
Low Season R75 450 per night, 1 - 6 guests

Uplands Homestead

Sleeps 6 Adults, 1 infant

This remotely located intimate private safari home offers complete serenity for up to six guests + 1 infant under 2 (in a cot). Three suites with private verandas and en-suite bathrooms combine modern luxury with farmhouse elegance. Read moreEnjoy a large swimming pool and gazebo set amongst rolling lawns or head out on your private safari vehicle with ranger and tracker offering a completely flexible itinerary. Less

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High Season R61 730 per night, 1-5 guests
Low Season R44 330 per night, 1-5 guests

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 2-hour drive from Port Elizabeth or a 9.5-hour drive from Cape Town, both on the scenic N2 highway. Driving from Cape Town takes you through the Garden Route for approximately 866km. Take the R350 and R344 driving a further 35 minutes to the reserve entrance.



Flights from all major centres in South Africa to Port Elizabeth airport. Charter flights to Kwandwe Game Reserve private airstrip can be arranged.


Flight Duration

  • Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 10 minutes
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  • Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Durban to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 20 minutes