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Eastern Cape, South Africa

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

  • Here, the vastness of this wild continent is truly all around
  • Watch animals at the river from your expansive viewing deck
  • Attention to detail will keep you returning year after year

Facilities include

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Activities include

  • Spa
  • Fishing
  • Game Drives
  • Walking Safari
  • Community Visit
  • Children Safari
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About Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Featuring a classic-contemporary style of understated elegance and earthy tones, Great Fish River Lodge is all about tranquility and solitude. Watch majestic kudu meander down to the river from the Lodge's expansive viewing decks, or soak in the views from the privacy of your suite's own plunge pool.

The nine luxurious suites have been designed to take full advantage of the spectacular scenery. Floor-to-ceiling framed glass doors fold back to reveal an uninterrupted wilderness, and the en-suite bathrooms, complete with bath and indoor and outdoor showers, separate w.c and twin basins offer unmatched views over the sweeping landscape beyond. Keep cool with overhead fans and air conditioning, and enjoy a spacious thatched veranda and private plunge pool with terrace in every suite.

Delicious African-inspired meals are served on private decks, in the candlelit dining room, or in the cosy boma under a magnificent starlit sky. Rugged natural materials like rock, stone and thatch combine with soft-light lanterns, deep overstuffed sofas featuring clean contemporary lines and natural linens with plenty of texture to provide a simple but sophisticated atmosphere, inviting guests to linger and chat in friendly tranquil spaces.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Great Fish River 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

Flights

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.


Road Transfers

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.

Important Information

Credit cards are accepted at Great Fish River Lodge.

Kwandwe National Park is a Malaria Free Zone.

Citizens from certain countries will require a travel visa.

Children

Travelling with children

Children 12 and older are welcome but recommended for families with older teenagers (16 years and older)

One child aged 12 – 16 can share with 1 adult in a suite

The lodge is unfenced

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