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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The lodge resembles the perfect combinations of safari style living with the amenities of a five star hotel. The small lodge (only 9 houses for 2 people each) ensures perfect privacy on your own patio and pool while making you feel part of the kwandwe family when interacting with the kwandwe staff. Not request is too much trouble. Not enough...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear PandatheFirst, Thank you for taking the time to write this generous review. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the staff who will be delighted to hear them. We hope to welcome you back at Kwandwe in future! Warmest regards, The Kwandwe family

New York City
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Really wonderful experience. Highly recommend to anyone. We stayed here for 3 nights in the beginning of October for our honeymoon and it was my favorite part of our entire 2 week trip. The staff at Kwandwe go above and beyond to make your stay the most incredible and comfortable stay. We forgot our toothpaste and they promptly brought us...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear JuJuBeanNYC Thank you for your generous review. At Kwandwe, we strive to give guests a complete experience, from the lodge environment to the blankets on game drives and the freshly prepared ice teas that awaits guests returns. Our menus change daily and are constructed according to the freshest and best quality ingredients available and our Chefs will be delighted...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This place is excellent! Animals, Service, Luxury, Beauty, Value for money - top score on each metric. We were greeted with a very nice lunch before taken on our first safari drive the same afternoon where we saw the most amazing animals in such a nice nature reserve. Straight away we encountered Lions, cheetahs, zebras, rhinos, buffalos - you name...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Johan S Thank you for your kind feedback and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe and will be sure to pass on your comments to Ivan and the rest of the Great Fish River Lodge team. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future! Warm regards,...

Bucks
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Kwandwe is just under a 2 hour drive from PE and our time spent there was simply wonderful. Arriving mid afternoon, we had afternoon tea at 4 and then straight out on our first game drive arriving back at 7 30 in time for drinks and dinner. The next morning we were up at 5, had a quick drink &...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Heathra Thank you so much for this detailed review on about your stay at Kwandwe. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe and will be sure to pass on your comments to Nic, Mr V and the rest of the Great Fish River team. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the...

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2015

If i close my eyes I can still think I am in Kwandwe. What a great experience. From the moment we arrived to a lunch we weren't expecting, to leaving for PE with a packed breakfast it was a non stop delight. As if the game drives themselves weren't enough, the little treats that the Kwandwe team came up with...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear John B Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are extremely humbled by your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Great Fish River Lodge, and will be sure to pass on your comments to Nic, Mr V and the rest of the Great Fish River...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We decided to start our holiday at this game reserve, and what an amazing place to start. Simply a fantastic place full stop. The place is marketed so that they take smaller groups as oppose to stacking everybody in. The resort itself is a 6km drive off the main road on a gravel trail to the reception. From there it...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

DearDJW64 We cannot thank you enough for your heartfelt and enthusiastic review of Kwandwe. We so enjoyed having you stay with us and are thrilled that you consider us "Simply Amazing". The Great Fish River Lodge Team will be delighted to hear your comments. Thank you so much for including us your celebratory trip! We hope to welcome you back...

Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

My Fiancé and I went to Kwandwe for 3 nights and had the pleasure of staying in both lodges and found the whole experience totally amazing. The attention to detail in all areas from accommodation, dinning, service and safari drives were outstanding. We saw all the game we wanted to see and the rangers and trackers were funny, knowledgeable and...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ross K Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you and your fiance enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe and your stay at Great Fish River Lodge, and will be sure to pass on your comments to JP and the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you...

Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We were so lucky to be able to visit this private game reserve. Our Ranger Nick, and Guide Ernie, truly made this a trip to remember. Their knowledge and passion was incredible. We saw so much game , and the driving experience was fantastic in itself! We were so well looked after from the moment we arrived. Thank you.

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Woof27 Thank you for your kind feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe and will be sure to pass on your comments to Nick, Ernie and the rest of the Great Fish River Lodge team. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future! Warm regards, The...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Had the most amazing experience with the most fabulous and entertaining hosts - our guides Mr V and Nic (aka the A-team) were outstanding and can't fault the service or the food. We were looked after by the lovely Babsie, who made sure we didn't starve. Emma and the team were amazing and all the staff were so friendly and...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AbigailT3 Thank you for your kind feedback, we are extremely humbled by it. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe and will be sure to pass on your comments to Nick, V, Babsie and the rest of the Great Fish River Lodge team. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Kwandwe...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We have stayed in many lodges in South Africa and Great Fish River Lodge compares well. The location is spectacular with the main lodge overlooking the river. The rooms have a good view of the bush and as the lodge is unfenced, there is every possibility of seeing wildlife from your plunge pool. The rangers and trackers came across as...

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KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shewholunches2014 Thank you for your generous review. At Kwandwe, we strive to give guests a complete experience, from the lodge environment and amenities to your sightings on game drives. We pride ourselves in our service and attention to detail and we are really saddened that we did not deliver on our service, please accept our sincerest apologies. We've taken...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: ₹ 72,663 - ₹ 2,32,445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“All rooms are great!!!!”
Naty1, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 4-6 are closer to the lodge so may have a better view”
polarbear, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lodge 1is furthest away from the dining area and lounge about a three/four minute walk. Though I think more animals may pass by.”
583sandraj, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“In Gt Fish River Lodge, bungalow 1 is a five minute walk from dining & reception. If you want tranquility, this is the one.”
elpee182, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a view of the river”
N1945JBkarens, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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