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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I spent the last three days of our honeymoon at the Great Fish River Lodge. This was a wonderful and memorable experience. The lodge itself looks after you better than most five star hotels. The staff are courteous, friendly and helpful at all times. Do you try an in-room treatment from the on-site spa therapist. The Wi-Fi...

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Southampton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. Just wow. I should preface this by saying that, despite more visits to SA than we can recall, this is the first game reserve we have been to. And wow again. There is nothing about Kwandwe that I can speak ill of. Our arrival was seamless. The drive from reception to our lodge opened our eyes to the scale...

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Thank David C
Stockbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A safari in Africa has been one of my life long dreams and Kwandwe was just the place to make dreams come true. Great Fish River Lodge provides beautiful luxurious accommodation I can't imagine anything better! The lodges are quite private and you have your own little plunge pool. If you are lucky the bush bucks will come along to...

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Thank gypsycat13
Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kwandwe is superb - very good guides and trackers as well as brilliant accommodation, food and entertainment. Great variety of wildlife and we saw all the big 5 except the leopard. It was just such fun. Recommend a visit.

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Thank natasha772014
London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From before we arrived to leaving the reserve we were extremely well looked after. It was the kind of hospitality that was relaxed, informal and personal yet totally professional and all encompassing. The reserve is beautiful and the lodge and suites were excellent - Very comfortable and elegantly and tastefully decorated. The food was varied and although we were fed...

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Thank Stuart L
Middle Wallop, Hampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think you could find a better game reserve anywhere. This is wildlife viewing at its very best with guides who simply couldn't be bettered. It's hard to find superlatives to describe the fabulous setting, the wonderful early and late safaris and the beautiful accommodation. This is a grand and memorable experience. If you are thinking of visiting a...

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Thank graham1410
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

What a magical place. I can't praise ALL of the staff here highly enough. The welcome is second to none. We arrived and were given a lunch before being shown to our lodge. The lodge was very spacious with huge bedroom and living areas, dressing room and a bathroom the whole width of the lodge. There was also a private...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights here at Kwandwe and it was beyond perfect and the best way to start our two weeks trip to SA. The staff were so kind and friendly making you feel so at home but surrounded by luxury! Doc was our ranger and the best at his game. We were in room 9 which was so beautiful...

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

Dear Weasel3, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely feedback and to share your recommendations. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in SA and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to Kwandwe one day! We will be sure to pass on your comments to Doc and the rest of the team. Warm regards,...

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

It was our first ever safari and it was simply amazing. The main lodge where we ate and met for drive games was finished to the highest standards with lovely log fires, a bar, library and eating area. Our room was gorgeous and exactly like the brochure and the food was great. All of the people at Kwandwe are wonderful,...

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

Dear Jayne F, Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful feedback, it was a real privilege for us to have been able to host you on your first ever safari! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, your wildlife sightings, game drives, food and all the experiences you mention above. We hope to be...

Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had a fantastic time at Kwandwe, we managed to arrive in time for the afternoon game drive. First we were given refreshments and take to our room, well suite, amazing had everything we wanted and more including private plunge pool and great seating and comfortable loungers, we watched bird life,baboons, antelope drinking from the pool and a bull elephant...

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

Dear henrydoodle, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your detailed and wonderful feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. It is always a pleasure to share in experiences with guests such as yourselves and a privilege to be able to share Kwandwe with you. We will be sure to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: RM4,792 - RM15,597 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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