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Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

There is little point in writing a long review here because it has pretty much all been said. This was our second stay at Kwandwe as we brought the children 9 years ago staying at Eco lodge. Now child free we chose to stay at Great Fish River lodge and loved it. Accommodation is fantastic , service outstanding and the...

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

Dear Chris E Thank you for your generous review. One of the biggest compliments that we can ever receive is guests returning. Thank you for choosing Kwandwe as your anniversary destination - we are truly honoured and delighted to have had you stay with us. At Kwandwe, we strive to give guests a complete experience, from the lodge environment and...

Switzerland
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We stayed the first 2 nights in the Ecca Lodge (other lodge on the Kwandwe Private Reserve), before spending 2 nights in the Great Fish River Lodge. Having experienced both lodges, I would highlight some differences : the Ecca Lodge is a bit more adapted to families, since the rooms all have a big King size bed plus an extra...

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

Dear Mikudu Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon at Kwandwe, and will be sure to pass on your great feedback to the Great Fish River Lodge as well as the Ecca Lodge team. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future....

Reviewed 23 October 2015

I reluctantly write this review as I want to keep this place all to myself. Kwandwe was everything we hoped for and more. The staff were friendly and attentive, the food tasty and plentiful, and the accommodation spacious and luxurious. However our lasting memories are of the fabulous animal encounters which far exceeded our expectations - we were lucky enough...

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

Dear troykl 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 Sakhi and Jami 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,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2015

From arrival to check out this amazing place gave us first class treatment. Warm welcomes and happy smiles combined with professional and exceptional service and treatment. Kwandwe gives a whole new meaning to the word special. The rooms were private, beautifully designed and furnished with every amenity you could wish for. The guides and trackers went out of their way...

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

Dear SuLu21 Thank you so much 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 are delighted that you enjoyed dining at Kwandwe, our menus change daily and are constructed according to the freshest and best quality ingredients available. Thank you once...

Sydney
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is our second stay on a South African game reserve. We chose Kwandwe this time as it is Malaria free and convenient to the Garden Route (about two hours drive north of Port Elizabeth). There is no "roughing it" here, the accommodation is very comfortable and the service both friendly and first class. The lodge consists of only nine...

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

Dear OsZooty Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe, and will be sure to pass on your great feedback to the Great Fish River Lodge team. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future. Warm regards, The Kwandwe Family

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This was the most wonderful place.... luxurious ....and the food was simply some of the best I've ever had, which is saying something! This was a unique experience and I can't find anything to fault or even think of anything that could possibly have been improved upon that hadn't already thought of and done........ the staff were the friendliest I've...

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

Dear Ann-Marie M Thank you so much for your kind review, we are extremely humbled by it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to ensure that each and every experience at Kwandwe is a memorable one. We will share your kind words with the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you back...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The Lodge is located on 22000 Hectors of Stunning bush- when you are out on a game drive you feel like you are the only people in the world s serene and quiet and the rangers go out of their way to track and locate the game you really want to see we had amazing sightings-they were extremely knowledgeable and...

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

Dear 86Travelbug2015 Greetings from Kwandwe. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review as well as sharing some of your lovely images with us, we are extremely humbled by your feedback. At Kwandwe, we strive to give guests the absolute best experience, from the lodge environment and amenities to your game drives, and meal -...

Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

My husband & I spent 3 nights in September & genuinely had the experience of a lifetime. The lodge staff went out of their way to ensure we were taken care of and our Ranger Nic and Tracker were extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Our villa was very romantic with special surprises. The attention to detail was extraordinary and everyone was...

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

Dear Jeanne A Greetings from Kwandwe. Thank you so much for the kind review and for sharing photos of your stay at Kwandwe Fish River Lodge. We are delighted that we had the opportunity to spoil you and your husband and we truly hope that we will get another opportunity in the not too distant future to welcome you back...

Temecula, California
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This one of the best properties we've stayed at in all of our travels. The service was outstanding. Our Ranger, Nik, was very friendly, knowledgable and accommodating to our requests. With his skilled Tracker Ayundi, we saw all the the Reserve had to offer. The food is great. Three course meals for dinner prepared when you are ready after the...

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

Dear Szky Greetings from Kwandwe. Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are extremely privileged to have guides like Nick and Ayundi as part of our team, and we will be sure to pass your regard on to them. We hope that we will be...

The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We had a very nice spacious room with a wonderful view over the river and area. We saw everything, lion, rhino, cheetah with cubs, elephants and lots of other animals. The food was great and the staff amazing. Very friendly, informative and helpful. We will be back with our children.

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

Dear Marc S Thank you so much for your kind words. What an absolute compliment, we are delighted that you want to return with your children. We pride ourselves at Kwandwe at tailor- making the safari experience for young and old and we can't wait to share with them the Kwandwe experience. We hope to welcome you back in the...

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 - ₹ 2,32,316 (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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