Kwandwe Private Game Reserve - Grahamstown, Frontier Country

Grahamstown Accommodation
Grahamstown, Frontier Country

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Grahamstown, Frontier Country - Accommodation

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve rating

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in Grahamstown

One of the largest private game reserves in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, Kwandwe is owner run and managed, with a strong focus on conservation and community development. The 22,000 hectares of pristine wilderness extends along 30 km of privately owned Great Fish River frontage.

Kwandwe aptly means "Place of the Blue Crane" in Xhosa. We are home to a variety of wildlife species including the Big 5 which consists of lion, black and white rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard. The reserve will also delight birdwatchers who are able to observe protected species such as the Blue Crane and Martial Eagle.

Guests can participate in day and night game drives, walking safaris with experienced trackers and sleep-outs on specially designed platforms. Also on offer are specialised activities such as rhino darting, carnivore research and fixed-wing flights following the route taken by early settlers. Kwandwe's reception building is a Frontier War-era fortified homestead, and the reserve boasts its own intimate chapel.

Kwandwe features three beautiful intimate safari lodges and a private villa that offers world-class sophistication and style.

A member of the renowned Relais & Chateaux association, Kwandwe is located in a malaria-free area, is ideal for families and forms a natural conclusion to a journey along the world-famous Garden Route.

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Facilities available at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve,Grahamstown, Frontier Country

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  • Womens Day Weekend

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 26° 31' 30.6" E / 33° 8' 49.2" S

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Driving to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in Grahamstown, Frontier Country

Departing: Port Elizabeth Airport
Address: Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), 21 Boeing Street, Port Elizabeth, 6011, South Africa
Distance: 0.1 km / Duration: 1 hour 56 mins
1.Head east0.4 km
2.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Allister Miller Dr
Go through 1 roundabout
1.4 km
3.Turn left onto Forest Hill N/B Rd0.8 km
4.Turn right onto Walmer Blvd/M90.6 km
5.Turn left onto M4 (signs for R75/Grahamstown/Uitenhage/City)6.8 km
6.Take exit 751B on the right to merge onto N2 toward Grahamstown45.5 km
7.Take the N2 ramp to Grahamstown1.6 km
8.Continue onto N282.2 km
9.Turn left toward R670.2 km
10.Slight right onto R6720.5 km
11.Turn left11.9 km
12.Sharp left1.0 km
13.Turn left
Destination will be on the right
0.1 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

Port Elizabeth Airport - Port Elizabeth

+ FIND FLIGHT TO Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth International Airport was established in 1929 and each year it has more than one million passengers making it the fourth busiest airport in South Africa.

Port Elizabeth International Airport is three kilometres away from the city centre or a ten-minute drive and is close to the South Eastern side of Algoa Bay. Its former name was the H. F. Verwoerd Airport.

Reviews for Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve rating

Breathtaking scenery, well stocked game reserve, with big five. Nick is an excellent game Ranger and guide with loads of knowledge. Accommodation is 5 star, attention to detail is outstanding. Staff are extremely hospitable, and go out of their way.

review by Sean Menzies

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Simply incredible. Authentic african safari rooted in conservation. Loved it

review by Kerry Searle

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Spent four days at Great Fish river lodge in February. We had such a good time that we are going back but for a week this time. Wonderful.

review by melvyn hunt

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Best staff and Rangers of all the reserves we have been to. Fantastic experience. Highly recommended. Melton Manor.

review by Dennis Burgess

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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve rating

It is one of the most relaxing places I've been with amazing game drives, a abundance of different wildlife to experience as well very professional and well informed rangers. They have a very welcoming staff who are quite friendly and do there utmost to make your stay at there wonderful lodges a memorable one.

review by Ender Gm

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