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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Kwandwe can only be described as a very special place. Everything about it is perfect - the staff, the experience and the food. We arrived at lunchtime and were met with cold towels and fresh lemonade. After checking in we went to lunch and all our luggage just appeared in our lodge. The lodges are excellent with a fridge well...

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

Dear Lilaud, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your Birthday at Kwandwe- we are delighted that you had a special day and got to experience the magic of Kwandwe. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Marc and Andy who will be happy to hear them. We hope to welcome you back one day! Warmest regards, The...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We would thoroughly recommend this private game reserve. With 52,000 acres, the animals may take a while to find but after four days we had seen all the big five and many more. Very knowledgeable and super friendly staff. Wonderful food. The best part of our Africa trip.

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

Dear ChrisMChrisM65, Thank you for choosing Kwandwe and for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and got to see a variety of game! We hope to welcome you back at Kwandwe in the future! Warmest regards, The Kwandwe family

Switzerland
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I don't really know what to say because as my wife and I stayed at Kwandwe we where just speachless. The service, the people, the location, the food, the room the guides and just everything was just stunning. We enjoyed it very much and recommend it to everybody. We definitely be back sometime in the future......

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

Dear Orongo18 Thank you for choosing Kwandwe and for taking the time to write this generous review. We are delighted that you had such a good experience and do hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the future! Warmest regards, The Kwandwe family

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We absolutely loved Great Fish River Lodge at Kwandwe, every aspect of our five night stay was perfect, from the game drives (thank you Marc and Andy) to the delicious food. There are 8 opportunities to eat during each day so pacing yourself might be wise but every meal was fantastic and would not be out of place in a...

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

Dear neil2paul, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience, for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending Kwandwe to other travelers. Our staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Warmest regards, The Kwandwe family

bham
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

There are not enough superlatives to describe kwandwe......it was certainly the highlight of our 3 wk SA trip! each and every staff member can not do enough to make your stay and experience unique, I can not praise the quality of the service enough and the Rangers knowledge and passion never ceased to amaze us. We've never stayed at an...

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

Dear sweetpBham, Thank you for choosing Kwandwe and for sharing your experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the accommodation, service, food and game viewing. We hope to welcome you back in the future, hopefully​ you will have better luck with spotting the Leopard! Warmest regards, The Kwandwe family

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The lodge resembles the perfect combinations of safari style living with the amenities of a five star hotel. The small lodge (only 9 houses for 2 people each) ensures perfect privacy on your own patio and pool while making you feel part of the kwandwe family when interacting with the kwandwe staff. Not request is too much trouble. Not enough...

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

Dear PandatheFirst, Thank you for taking the time to write this generous review. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the staff who will be delighted to hear them. We hope to welcome you back at Kwandwe in future! Warmest regards, The Kwandwe family

New York City
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Really wonderful experience. Highly recommend to anyone. We stayed here for 3 nights in the beginning of October for our honeymoon and it was my favorite part of our entire 2 week trip. The staff at Kwandwe go above and beyond to make your stay the most incredible and comfortable stay. We forgot our toothpaste and they promptly brought us...

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

Dear JuJuBeanNYC Thank you for your generous review. At Kwandwe, we strive to give guests a complete experience, from the lodge environment to the blankets on game drives and the freshly prepared ice teas that awaits guests returns. Our menus change daily and are constructed according to the freshest and best quality ingredients available and our Chefs will be delighted...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2015

This place is excellent! Animals, Service, Luxury, Beauty, Value for money - top score on each metric. We were greeted with a very nice lunch before taken on our first safari drive the same afternoon where we saw the most amazing animals in such a nice nature reserve. Straight away we encountered Lions, cheetahs, zebras, rhinos, buffalos - you name...

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

Dear Johan S Thank you for your kind feedback and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe and will be sure to pass on your comments to Ivan and the rest of the Great Fish River Lodge team. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future! Warm regards,...

Bucks
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Kwandwe is just under a 2 hour drive from PE and our time spent there was simply wonderful. Arriving mid afternoon, we had afternoon tea at 4 and then straight out on our first game drive arriving back at 7 30 in time for drinks and dinner. The next morning we were up at 5, had a quick drink &...

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

Dear Heathra Thank you so much for this detailed review on about your stay at Kwandwe. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe and will be sure to pass on your comments to Nic, Mr V and the rest of the Great Fish River team. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the...

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2015

If i close my eyes I can still think I am in Kwandwe. What a great experience. From the moment we arrived to a lunch we weren't expecting, to leaving for PE with a packed breakfast it was a non stop delight. As if the game drives themselves weren't enough, the little treats that the Kwandwe team came up with...

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

Dear John B Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are extremely humbled by your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Great Fish River Lodge, and will be sure to pass on your comments to Nic, Mr V and the rest of the Great Fish River...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: RM4,818 - RM15,700 (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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