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Eastern Eape, South Africa
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
- Ecca Lodge is intimate and relaxed
- Blessed with breathtaking views over an Acacia, Aloe and Spekboom-studded valley
- A chic lodge with a laid-back vibe offers the perfect wildlife experience
Facilities includeWiFi Swimming Pool
- Game Drives
- Water Safari
- Walking Safari
- Children Safari
- Community Visits
Seasons in South Africa
About Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
Set in thick vegetation overlooking a dense valley, Ecca Lodge offers breathtaking views onto an escarpment of steep shale cliffs. Expansive wooden viewing decks provide the ideal setting to soak up the bushveld atmosphere with a leisurely lunch or a sundowner drink. Rooms are airy and open, with barely a barrier between the indoors and the African bush. Highlights of the guest areas include the open interactive kitchen, a gorgeous rim-flow lap pool and the nearby interpretive library.
The 6 stand-alone and well-proportioned suites have been individually decorated, each in a different colour in celebration of the vibrance of Africa. Wraparound wooden decks with private plunge pools provide relief from the heat of the day. Furnishings are in soft linens, velvets, cords and eco-cottons in striking, bright and contrasting tones. Super-King sized beds, large bathrooms with free-standing baths and separate lounge areas with funky bean bags and day beds that can be reconfigured to accommodate children, all combine to provide a relaxing, sumptuous and colourful respite from dusty days out on the reserve. Outdoor showers tip a broad wink at safari tradition.
Enticing one to gather and relax in after a game drive and safari activities, several different shared lounging and dining options are available both in and outside. A play centre for kids keeps little hands busy for hours and a shared lodge pool provides the perfect place for a communal splash. An interactive kitchen tempts and tantalises with colours and aromas, while our friendly and attentive staff make your every wish a reality.
Ecca Lodge is in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Kwandwe is located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape near Grahamstown and lies approximately 65 km from the coast and is located in close proximity to the renowned Garden Route.
How to get there
There is a daily scheduled flight from Port Elizabeth directly to the Kwandwe airstrip. It departs at 13h15 and takes approximately 45 minutes. The return scheduled flight departs Kwandwe at 10h00. Charter flights can also be organised. For both options please note that luggage is generally limited to 12 kg per person in soft travel bags.
Numerous car rental agencies are located at Port Elizabeth Airport, however should you prefer a chauffeured transfer we will gladly organise this. Please enquire upon making your accommodation reservation. Guests who self-drive will leave their vehicle at our car park at Heatherton Towers and will be transferred to their lodge by open safari vehicle.
When to go
The lodge is open all year round.
Credit cards are accepted at Ecca Lodge.
Kwandwe National Park is a Malaria Free Zone.
Citizens from certain countries will require a travel visa.
Travelling with children
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