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Eastern Cape, South Africa
Kwandwe Melton Manor
- A contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch
- Sweeping views of the Afromontane forests
- Experience great safari with this private park
- Game Drives
- Water Safari
- Walking Safari
- Children Safari
- Community Visits
Seasons in South Africa
About Kwandwe Melton Manor
With sweeping views of the Afromontane forests, Melton Manor at Kwandwe is a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch. This sole-use safari villa, where the smallest detail of your stay is planned according to your specific wishes, is perfect for family holidays or parties of friends.
The welcoming U-shape and four ensuite bedrooms are cleverly designed around the central courtyard and its large, inviting swimming pool. Distinctively South African, feature pieces of simple colonial furniture combine with up-sized, deep comfortable sofas whilst subtle game and bush references embrace the local environment.
Your private safari vehicle, complete with team of tracker and ranger, stands at the ready to explore the spectacular wildlife and unmatched scenery of Kwandwe at your leisure.
The interactive farm-style kitchen encourages you to get stuck in and try your hand at combining flavours under the friendly guidance of your expert personal chef, or simply to watch as meals or snacks expertly take shape at your pleasure. Share meals and laughter in the dining room or around the enormous farmhouse table in the fresh air of the terrace. There is also no need to be formal – such delicious fare goes just as well in the ox wagon boma or at a casual picnic site mid-game drive.
Distinctively South African, feature pieces of simple colonial furniture combine with up-sized, deep comfortable sofas whilst subtle game and bush references embrace the local environment. A calm natural palette gives this contemporary house its character and tone. The use of textured fabrics and hides as well as colour built up in interesting layers along with the use of wood, stone, pewter, ceramic and wicker, and bespoke lamps, mirrors and tables, gives each of the four oversized suites a unique identity.
Melton offers a variety of private spaces and open plan areas for guests young and old to relax and gather in when not out exploring the reserve. Your bedroom offers a private refuge with a large veranda, enormous bed and a butler hatch for unobtrusive morning service. The generous bathtub invites you for a soak and the large windows look out over the sweeping expanse of the bushveld on all sides. Spend the afternoon hours in the library, enjoying a quiet session with a book, or have some fun with the large collection of board games.
Melton Mannor 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 Mannor is not open in June.
Credit cards are accepted at Melton Mannor.
Kwandwe National Park is a Malaria Free Zone.
Citizens from certain countries will require a travel visa.
Travelling with children
A sole-use safari villa and ideal for families, children of all ages are welcome
The lodge is U-shaped, with 2 sets of interleading suites on either side of the central courtyard
The villa can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests + 1 infant under 2 (in a cot)
Children 3 – 16 are accommodated in their own room (next door to parents’ room, with interleading doors)
Lounge offers TV with a library of DVDs and games
Outdoor play areas include open bushveld areas around the villa for children to run around and an unfenced swimming pool
Private vehicle and guide offers tailor-made flexibility for safari activities
The Manor is fenced (perimeter fencing unseen to the eye to keep wild animals out)
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