Classic safari accommodation: Eastern Cape Safari Kwandwe Lodge is a Private Game Reserve features the exclusive Main Lodge, unique historic Uplands Homestead and Ecca Lodge, all offering world-class sophistication and style in the African bush.
Eastern Cape Safari: Kwandwe Lodge is a First Class /Lower Luxury property.
Kwandwe Main Lodge:
Set along the aloe-studded banks of the Great Fish River,nine suites feature private plunge pools and spacious thatched game viewing decks with magnificent views of the wild yet gentle landscape.
Beautiful thatched guest areas and expansive viewing decks overlook the river.
This gracious homestead is a sensitively restored 1905 farmhouse comprising three spacious en suite bedrooms with private terraces – available for sole use by guests.
Uplands Homestead has a large swimming pool and gazebo, and guests enjoy their own private ranger, tracker, chef and open 4×4 safari vehicle.
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge:
Innovative, stylish and intimate, Kwandwe Ecca Lodge embodies a “funk-meets-futuristic-farmhouse” ambience, and features just six intimate suites with spacious living areas and en suite bathrooms.
Overlooking rolling spekboom valleys, main guest areas include a a spacious sitting room, dining room and bar area, interactive kitchen, sparkling rim-flow lap pool and unique interpretive centre.
Malaria-free safari accommodation: Set along the steep banks of the Great Fish River in the scenic Eastern Cape, this extraordinary safari lodge affords spectacular views of the wild yet gentle African landscape.
Nine air-conditioned suites
En suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers
Private plunge pools
Expansive game viewing decks
African gift gallery
Reception in historical fort
Member of Relais & Chateaux
Kwandwe Main Lodge is stylishly furnished in Frontier Settler style, integrating local African culture with colonial settler history. Elegant thatched stone and glass suites feature floor-to-ceiling doors which fold back to reveal uninterrupted wilderness vistas. Guest areas have a large fireplace with massive stone chimney, and a soaring thatched roof with imposing chandeliers.
Sophisticated,glass-fronted sitting and dining areas boast expansive viewing decks with breathtaking river views. Delicious Pan-African cuisine is served on the private decks, in the candlelit dining room,or enjoyed in the boma (outdoor dining area). Kwandwe is renowned for its spectacular bush banqueting in surprise settings.
Heatherton Towers is the main reception building, which is situated 40 minutes from the Lodge. It is, in fact, a Frontier War-era fortified homestead, complete with dramatic gun turrets and private chapel.
Kwandwe’s exciting safari activities: From interpretive twice-daily game drives in a Big Five game wilderness, guided river-walking/hiking and canoeing, to a Specialist Historic Safari – Frontiers at Kwandwe – you will be spoilt for choice.
KWANDWE ECCA LODGE, SOUTH AFRICA
Innovative safari accommodation: Set in spectacular African wilderness surrounds, this unique safari lodge boasts a revolutionary design – stone-and-mesh gabion walls, sliding glass, timber and gauze doors and corrugated iron roofing. Exquisite guest areas overlook spekboom valleys with a backdrop of the distant cliff-faces of ecca shale.
Ideal for family safaris
Six intimate suites
Air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms
Spacious sitting areas
Gorgeous rim-flow lap pool
Unique interpretive center
Ecca Lodge is fun, flamboyant and fabulous, with a “funk-meets-futuristic-farmhouse” ambiance. Nestled into a gently sloping, densely vegetated hillside, the Lodge is airy and open with barely a barrier between indoors and the African bushveld.
Each suite features an en suite bathroom with spacious, plate glass-enclosed shower, bath, private w.c and twin hand-basins, as well as a sitting area which can comfortably convert into accommodation for children 11 years and younger. Overlooking rolling spekboom valleys, guest areas comprise a spacious sitting room with fireplace, dining room and bar area and deep veranda with expansive viewing decks. Delicious fresh farm cuisine is prepared in the modern, open-plan kitchen and an interpretive centre provides hours of entertainment for children of all ages.
Kwandwe’s unparalleled safari experience: Situated in the historically and culturally rich Eastern Cape in an extraordinary big game wilderness, Ecca Lodge offers various exciting South African safari activities including twice-daily game-drives and guided river walking/hiking.
UPLANDS HOMESTEAD, SOUTH AFRICA
Your private safari villa – This intimate lodge is a sensitively restored 1905 farmhouse set in a remote and tranquil valley, offering the ultimate personal safari in Kwandwe’s extraordinary African wilderness.
Three air-conditioned, spacious bedrooms
En suite bathrooms and private terraces
Exclusive use of 4×4 safari vehicle
Private butler, ranger and chef
Large swimming pool and gazebo
Member of Relais & Chateaux
Perfect for the sole use of a group or family of up to six guests, Uplands Homestead is situated half an hour from Heatherton Towers (Kwandwe’s reception building) and 45 minutes from Main Lodge. Antiques and memorabilia reminiscent of an 1820s Settler home elegantly blend with comfortable, modern finishes. The sitting and dining areas feature high ceilings, wooden floors and beautiful fireplaces. A deep and shady veranda leads out to the large swimming pool and gazebo.
In the modernized farm kitchen, Uplands Homestead’s private chef prepares delicious Pan-African cuisine and local specialties. Nothing beats a true Africa bush banquet in a surprise setting under the magical African sky.
Kwandwe’s exhilarating safaris: With its own dedicated ranger, tracker and private 4×4 safari vehicle, Uplands offers a range of exceptional safari activities in Kwandwe’s superb Big Five wilderness.