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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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    1 - 5 of 242 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    There are not enough words to describe the experience that Kwandwe Private Game Reserve gives their customers! We had very high expectations going into our trip and Kwandwe was able to go above and beyond our expectations. All the staff members were beyond kind and...More

    Thank Cynthia R
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    As this was our first time on safari we really had no idea what to expect but what a fantastic time we had. We arrived early afternoon and were shown to our room. We had Room 6 which we would recommend as it is nearest...More

    Thank LPMCC
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Kwandwe was the start of our honeymoon trip and it couldn’t have been any better. Location: The Great Fish River Lodge is located within the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. It takes some time to get to the reception area but it’s worth the trip. We...More

    1  Thank Voddibull
    Response from KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Voddibull, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback, and for having chosen Kwandwe for your honeymoon (and first safari!). We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and your stay at Great Fish River...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The reserve is amazing it is full of animals and many different landscapes ,rivers, mountains and bushes. Staying there is a must for first time Safari experience they made our trip so wonderful and we made many beautiful memories. Everything was perfect the villa was...More

    Thank Nuha123
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This was our third visit to Kwandwe. We have been impressed with the accommodation, game drives and sheer luxury enhanced by excellent staff - and this visit reinforced our impression of this wonderful place. The rooms are excellent - comfortable and well-equipped (including wifi), the...More

    Thank GerMar60
    Response from KwandweManagement, Public Relations Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear erMar60, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your third stay with us as much as the previous two! In spite of not having seen leopard, the aardwolf and bat-eared foxes are very...More

    Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge
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    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    • US$645 - US$4,231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
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    BriKow
    4 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
    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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