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Mellor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent three wonderful nights here and it was every bit as lovely as we had hoped for. Friendly, highly efficient lodge staff; excellent ranger and tracker team in Ryan and Sita, a delightful bungalow overlooking the gorge. What more could we ask for? Well the traditional style upgrade with central column and fires was very attractive; the food...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can i say other than wow wow wow - this was our first safari expereince and what a way to do it. The game reserve is truely awsome both from the sheer scale through to the animals and the overall accommodation and expereince, we will definately return soon. Our ranger Doc and Spotter Monde where fab and made our...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited may game parks but this was a special treat. We were struck by the staff's ability to consistently delight through their welcoming smiles, delicious meals, astounding accommodation, knowledge of fauna and flora and especially in going the extra mile to see the animals in the natural habitat. We saw not just 4 out of the traditional big...

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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

To get there it's quite a journey, but once you arrive you see why its rated that high. The staff, area, room, food and game drive are just amazing and all is set for a ultimate time, you will never forget .. at night security guides you back to your room, if you jave room 1 its quite a walk...

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent the last three days of our honeymoon at the Great Fish River Lodge. This was a wonderful and memorable experience. The lodge itself looks after you better than most five star hotels. The staff are courteous, friendly and helpful at all times. Do you try an in-room treatment from the on-site spa therapist. The Wi-Fi...

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Southampton
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Wow. Just wow. I should preface this by saying that, despite more visits to SA than we can recall, this is the first game reserve we have been to. And wow again. There is nothing about Kwandwe that I can speak ill of. Our arrival was seamless. The drive from reception to our lodge opened our eyes to the scale...

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1Thank David C
Stockbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A safari in Africa has been one of my life long dreams and Kwandwe was just the place to make dreams come true. Great Fish River Lodge provides beautiful luxurious accommodation I can't imagine anything better! The lodges are quite private and you have your own little plunge pool. If you are lucky the bush bucks will come along to...

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Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Kwandwe is superb - very good guides and trackers as well as brilliant accommodation, food and entertainment. Great variety of wildlife and we saw all the big 5 except the leopard. It was just such fun. Recommend a visit.

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London
Reviewed 5 January 2017

From before we arrived to leaving the reserve we were extremely well looked after. It was the kind of hospitality that was relaxed, informal and personal yet totally professional and all encompassing. The reserve is beautiful and the lodge and suites were excellent - Very comfortable and elegantly and tastefully decorated. The food was varied and although we were fed...

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Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I don't think you could find a better game reserve anywhere. This is wildlife viewing at its very best with guides who simply couldn't be bettered. It's hard to find superlatives to describe the fabulous setting, the wonderful early and late safaris and the beautiful accommodation. This is a grand and memorable experience. If you are thinking of visiting a...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 79,509 - ₹ 2,43,290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“In Gt Fish River Lodge, bungalow 1 is a five minute walk from dining & reception. If you want tranquility, this is the one.”
 of 5 bubbles elpee182, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles N1945JBkarens, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the lodges are wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles gypsycat13, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seemed fine.”
 of 5 bubbles natasha772014, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to stay for at least 3 nights!”
 of 5 bubbles StuartL105, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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