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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in this wonderful lodge hotel at the end of March 2017. The lodges are very well appointed and are great to stay in -right in the middle of the game reserve- with various animals close by (warthogs, who seem very friendly). The staff and management are first class and really did everything to make us feel welcome. One...

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Warwick, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent 6 nights (highly recommended package deal) here in May 2017. We had the team of Conor and Rasi (Ranger/Tracker) who were fantastic and went our of their way to make sure we saw the BIG 5 and more. Conor took us fishing in-between game drives which was great fun and also saw lots of wildlife driving to and...

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Robert B, Thank you so much for your very kind and generous feedback - the team will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us so much. It's great that you participated in so many activities, which certainly does add variety to a safari trip! We will be sure to pass on your comments to...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was recommended by friends and we were so incredibly sad to leave after 3 nights... We'll sure be back! This is the ultimate safari experience, so natural, genuine, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic ranger and tracker (Ruan and Vusi), impecable service, location our of a tale with giraffes in front of the lodge and monkeys swaying past the patio...

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Veronica M, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind and thoughtful feedback - we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the 'real' Kwandwe experience! We will be sure to pass on your comments to Ruan, Vusi and the rest of the Kwandwe team, and hope to welcome you back one day. Kind...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To start with, there is fantastic wildlife and tracking of the highest order but here are some other key characteristics of The Great Fish River Lodge and Kwandwe reserve; - This is a big (22 000 hectares) reserve of eastern cape land (green/shrubby/short trees, valleys open spaces). There are 5 main lodges at Kwandwe but a couple are for exclusive...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable experience from arrival until our departure. If I could afford it I would go there more often. Unfortunately it's unaffordable for most South Africans. Everything was 1st class😁👌🏻👌🏻I recommend this place without any doubts

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear andrewcD4626UV, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, The Kwandwe Family

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kwandwe team were all so professional, knowledgeable and attentive during our stay of 3 nights at the Great Fish River Lodge. The staff has been very well trained! Nothing was too much! All was done with smiles! The room was stunning with views of the river below us. The amenities were very complete. The bathroom was large and so...

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Naty1, Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed and thoughtful feedback! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, both within the lodge as well as out on safari. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Nick, Jay, Yanku and the rest of the Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge team....

Ingatestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My husband & I were lucky enough to stay at both lodges a few months ago. We booked 1 night at Ecca and 3 at GFRL (only because GFRL wasn't available for all 4 nights & we thought we'd prefer that as it was more adult oriented). However when we arrived at Ecca there was only us and one other...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

LORDY IT IS FABULOUS. They do this safari thing amazingly Nico was a wonderful guide. We saw everything we wanted. They have hot towels when you return. Barbecue with any drink you desire out at sunset. Free yes free laundry. Amazing food. Free wine. Free drinks. Best. Staff. Ever. Anywhere Best money ever spent per night.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Most amazing experience ever! My husband and I had the absolute time of our lives at Kwandwe and wish we could've stayed much longer than 3 days. Our ranger, Ruan, was so knowledgeable, fun and passionate, and his excitement was contagious and his love for animals extremely evident. Vusi, our tracker, was also incredible and we were all in awe...

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london
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Kwandwe for 3 nights. We had the most wonderful time. This is our first safari. The Rooms are large and in keeping with the surroundings. They have a plunge pool and sun beds and a outside shower. There is a large indoor shower and bath to. But the best thing is the safari. We saw all the...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This founding lodge with only 9 privately situated suites features a classic-contemporary style of simple elegance that embraces the lodge's splendid setting high up on a steep bank overlooking the Great Fish River. The colour scheme comprises a calm and natural palette of earthy tones, from khaki browns to charcoal greys.Pewter and glass add an effortless yet understated glamour to the furnishings; artefacts such as ostrich eggshells, hides and horns create subtle points of interest and relevance to the lodge's surrounds, whilst natural linens and plenty of texture preserve its simple but sophisticated atmosphere.Watch majestic kudu meander down to the river from the Lodge's expansive viewing decks, or observe playful Cape clawless otters swimming in the cool waters below from the comfort of your private balcony. Suites are spacious and feature en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, personal in-room bars and private decks with plunge pools overlooking the vast reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Address: Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District | Grahamstown, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve 6140, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Price Range: RM4,770 - RM15,664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“If you want a bit of extra exercise stay in Room 1, but you have no view of the river.”
Belitze, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great!!!!”
Naty1, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 4-6 are closer to the lodge so may have a better view”
polarbear, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lodge 1is furthest away from the dining area and lounge about a three/four minute walk. Though I think more animals may pass by.”
583sandraj, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“In Gt Fish River Lodge, bungalow 1 is a five minute walk from dining & reception. If you want tranquility, this is the one.”
elpee182, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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