Offering a Big Five safari experience, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is nestled in the heart of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The reserve offers a variety of villas and lodges with luxury rooms or suites. Each air-conditioned room and suite features panoramic views and modern African-themes décor. Some rooms also come with private decks and plunge pools. The bathrooms all include a bathrobe, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Each villa and lodge offers free WiFi. Activities on the 22,000 hectares reserve include bush and big game walks, boat cruises, fishing, photographic safaris, rhino monitoring, rhino darting and bush banqueting. After a day out on a safari vehicle or boat cruise, enjoy an in-room massage or refreshing cocktail. Grahamstown is located 25 mi from the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve and Port Elizabeth Airport is 99 mi from the reserve.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (10.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
10
Facilities
10
Cleanliness
10
Comfort
10
Value for money
8.0
Location
10
High score for Grahamstown
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  • Robert
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Luxurious, super attentive staff. Good long game drives, saw the big 5
  • Désirée
    Switzerland Switzerland
    Absolutely everything! It started so great with a warm Welcome at the Reception with Michaela to the Welcome at the Lodge with Stacey. We had a Drink and a superdelisheos Lunch (great Chef!). The room was awesome, all the staff great and our...
  • Franka
    Germany Germany
    Das ist Urlaub der Superlative Es hat alles gepasst von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute

Area info

Amenities of Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 10

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
View
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • Garden view
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Private pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Activities
  • Game drives
  • Kids' club
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Private check-in/out
    • Concierge
    • Baggage storage
    • Currency exchange
    • Express check-in/out
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Indoor play area
    • Board games/Puzzles
    • Babysitting/Child services
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Suit press
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry
    Business Facilities
    • Fax/Photocopying
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    General
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Tile/Marble floor
    • Heating
    • Private entrance
    • Packed lunches
    • Chapel/Shrine
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Outdoor swimming pool
    Free!
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Plunge pool
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    Spa
    • Fitness
    • Spa facilities
    • Body scrub
    • Body treatments
    • Pedicure
    • Manicure
    • Facial treatments
    • Beauty services
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    Property practices

    This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules

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    Check-in

    From 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Check-out

    From 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Pets

    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Please note that Kwandwe Private Game Reserve has several locations. You can collect your keys at the main reception, which is Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District.

    Please note compulsory conservation fees for adults 17 years and older are applicable and excluded from the rates in 2016. Please contact the property in advance, prior to arrival for these charges.

    Please note compulsory conservation fees for guests 12 years and older are applicable and excluded from the rates in 2017. Please contact the property in advance, prior to arrival for these charges.

    FAQs about Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Massage
      • Hiking
      • Fishing
      • Kids' club
      • Manicure
      • Beauty services
      • Spa facilities
      • Swimming pool
      • Body treatments
      • Facial treatments
      • Fitness
      • Game drives
      • Pedicure
      • Body scrub

    • Yes, Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • The prices at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge is 13 miles from the center of Grahamstown. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge include:

      • Suite