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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

From the moment we were picked up from the airport to when we left we felt part of the Kwantu Family. Such a great team of knowledgeable, dedicated, friendly, welcoming and accommodating staff. Always smiling! We stayed at the Pollards Inn, what a tranquil place, utterly breathtaking views. The Inn itself is very spacious the lounge areas are so peaceful,... More 

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BushloverSouthAfrica, Manager at Kwantu Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Sammy Many thanks for your positive response posted on TripAdvisor. We are appreciate of the time taken to give us a comprehensive review, and will share your comments with the respective staff members involved. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kwantu in the near future. Kind regards, The Kwantu Family More 

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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is by far the best experience we have had. We got picked up by the Kwantu transfer service from the airport.The hotel (Pollards Inn) was amazing. The rooms were huge with a very good scenic views of the game reserve. We also spotted wildlife from the balcony. The staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The feel to the... More 

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BushloverSouthAfrica, Manager at Kwantu Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Firdaus Thank you kindly for the positive review given to Kwantu. We are glad that you enjoyed our various offerings, including the food (our secret fish and steak recipe!). We look forward to welcoming you back to Kwantu again in the near future. Kind regards, The Kwantu Family More 

Johannesburg
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We received a call on the morning we were to arrive at Kwantu that our first game drive will be at 15:30 on the day. This really helped as we could plan better and be on time. Reached Kwantu and received a warm welcome from reception staff. Enjoyed the welcome snacks that were served to us. The hotel room was... More 

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BushloverSouthAfrica, Manager at Kwantu Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Fathima Many thanks for your review posted. We appreciate the positive and constructive feedback and will ensure that this is passed on to the respective managers for consideration. Many thanks once again. Kind regards, The Kwantu Family More 

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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

This has got to be the best Private Game reserves around in SA. Well structured, maintained and managed resort. The resort is owned and managed by the Jeeva family who are a very hospitable and entertaining family. From the time you are collected and transported from PE airport till you are dropped back it is one exhilarating and entertaining experience.... More 

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BushloverSouthAfrica, Manager at Kwantu Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Naseem We are grateful for your positive review posted on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay for the second time and are also appreciate of the well wishes for Kwantu into the future. We hope to welcome you back to Kwantu again. Kind regards, The Kwantu Family More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

My husband and I left from our overnight stay at a lodge in Summerstrand on the 05 Jan 2016, to Kwantu Private Game Reserve for the start of our honeymoon. We were greeted with warm smiles by Kwantu's Shuttle service drivers who immediately helped us with all luggage and ushered us to our seats. We arrived at Kwantu Game Reserve... More 

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BushloverSouthAfrica, Manager at Kwantu Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Shakira Many thanks for the positive review posted of Kwantu. We are glad to have been your destination of choice for your honeymoon and that we were able to contribute positively to this special time in your life. We wish you and your husband well in your journey of life together. We look forward to having you back again... More 

East Mids, England
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We found the hotel easily - but be aware that it is along a 10km unmade, gravel road - but no problem. On arrival we were told we had been "upgraded" from a villa to the main hotel ..... The Pollards Inn reception area is large and quite impressive, but we were quickly given a welcome drink and told the... More 

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BushloverSouthAfrica, Manager at Kwantu Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Stu Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are appreciative of your visit and would like to apologize if we did not meet your expectations. As is normal in hospitality, the facilities do need to be upgraded from time to time, and this is done with minimal disruption to the guest experience in mind. We are also... More 

Bengaluru, India
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We did a road trip all the way from cape town along garden route to knysna followed by Kwantu. After such a long rip we reached kwantu slightly late and that much of time was cut down from our afternoon safari. Didnt spot much that day which is fine and understandable. The early morning safari wasn't also as per expectation... More 

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BushloverSouthAfrica, Manager at Kwantu Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Aradhana Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We have noted your comments regarding the game viewing and would like to apologize if this did not meet your expectations. As part of the excitement of going out on a game drive is that there is no guarantee of what animals may be spotted. Most guests prefer this, as... More 

Cape Town
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We attended a wedding at kwantu on the 6th of February which was amazing. We checked in on Sunday the 7th and to our surprise we were upgraded to very spacious rooms inside the hotel.We were given a 5course lunch and then were taken on a game drive.Our guide was very knowledgeble,learnt a lot from him. All who dealt with... More 

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BushloverSouthAfrica, Manager at Kwantu Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Amy Many thanks for your kind comments. We look forward to your next visit to Kwantu. Kind regards, The Kwantu Family More 

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The room was inside the game reserve, stunning view of a water hotel, we sighted an Elephant stroll pass as well as the the echos of the hippos that spent their nights in the water. The room was spacious and luxurious and service was great

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BushloverSouthAfrica, Manager at Kwantu Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Sameera Many thanks for choosing Kwantu as your destination of choice for a special milestone in your life. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return in the near future. Kind regards, The Kwantu Family More 

Durban
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Just been to Kwantu for the second time, and once again a great experience and lots of fun for the family. Enjoyed the games-drive, which was very educational and entertaining with a great guide called "Lucky". Food was outstanding as usual, and kids enjoyed the hot-chocolate, which is addictive and definitely a must. As usual the food was outstanding. Took... More 

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Thank Mo R
BushloverSouthAfrica, Manager at Kwantu Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Mo Many thanks for the review posted of Kwantu. We appreciate your return visit and have noted your comments regarding some minor upgrades. We are however pleased to advise that these have been done during a quieter period, after your stay. We thank you once again. Kind regards, The Kwantu Family More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kwantu is situated near Port Elizabeth with its offering spanning everything from the big 5 to Kwantu's own elephant sanctuary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kwantu Private Game Reserve

Address: 1 Daniel Street, Sidbury 6000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Sidbury
Price Range: RM1,085 - RM1,845 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kwantu Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Choose the hotel rooms as its closer to everything”
 of 5 bubbles zomarjee, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room overlooking the hippo watering hole - it is the perfect spot”
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“Lodge is perfect for couples.”
 of 5 bubbles Mys888, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Interleading family rooms close to reception; worked out perfectly for the kids to be able to wander off on their own to Games Room”
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“The view from our room on the 2nd floor was amazing. You could see the wild life from the balcony.”
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