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    Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

    Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District | Grahamstown, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve 6140, South Africa
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          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...More

          Thank SuLu21
          Response from KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 10 November 2015

          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...More

          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...More

          Thank OzSooty
          Response from KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 10 November 2015

          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...More

          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...More

          Thank Ann-Marie M
          Response from KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 9 October 2015

          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...More

          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...More

          Thank 86Travelbug2015
          Response from KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 9 October 2015

          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...More

          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...More

          Thank Jeanne A
          Response from KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 5 October 2015

          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...More

          Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
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          • Breakfast included
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          • Breakfast included
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          • US$ 1,165 - US$ 3,730 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 9
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          BriKow
          Is there a fitness centre or gym nearby like to get in a daily workout
          3 May 2017|
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          Response from KwandweManagement | Property representative |
          Hi BriKow, Thank you for your query. We do not have a gym on the reserve, however you would be able to participate in the following activities during your stay: - We offer walks with a ranger and tracker, and should you... More
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          Lynette W
          Hi We are staying at the end of March , what temperatures can we expect and how much rain
          29 January 2017|
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          Response from Elzette D | Reviewed this property |
          Hi, March should still be fairly warm. But always quite cool on game drives in the evenings. With the whole South Africa praying for rain, hopefully their will be some bit Kwandwe set up to handle all weather conditions!!
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          "If you want a bit of extra exercise stay in Room 1, but you have no view of the river."
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          "All rooms are great!!!!"
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          "Rooms 4-6 are closer to the lodge so may have a better view"
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          "Lodge 1is furthest away from the dining area and lounge about a three/four minute walk. Though I think more..."
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