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Kwandwe Game Reserve
Kwandwe Game Reserve is located in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and welcomes you to 22 000 hectares of pristine African wilderness spread across either side of the Great Fish River. Kwandwe is the biggest private game reserve in the Eastern Cape and is known for its diversity of flora, wildlife, and spectacular safari experiences.
Kawandwe Game Reserve is home to the Big 5 and offers riveting game viewing with each safari vehicle accompanied by a ranger and a tracker. Together the safari 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.
Kwandwe Game Reserve houses two luxury lodges as well as three luxury private safari villas on the reserve. Great Fish River lodge and Ecca Lodge offer guests accommodation in stand alone suites with private viewing decks and plunge pools. The three safari villas at Kwandwe are the ultimate accommodation option for families and groups of friends preferring a more personalised experience. The villas provide a flexible itinerary with your own game ranger and tracker, chef, swimming pool, outdoor boma and multiple relaxation areas overlooking the reserve.
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Getting to Kwandwe
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.
- Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 35 minutes