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Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Discover Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Kwande 'Big 5' Private Game Reserve is situated along South Africa's eastern coastline in the Eastern Cape Province, renowned for being a world-class, malaria-free safari destination. It is a conservation victory boasting 22 000 hectares (54 400 acres) of former farmland that has been restored and restocked with wildlife. Thousands of animals including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant and cheetah roam the diverse landscape. The reserve offers 4 award-winning luxury lodges.

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge offers 6 spacious suites featuring an ensuite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, a large veranda and a private deck and plunge pool. The general guest areas include a spacious sitting room with a fireplace, a dining room and bar area, an inviting swimming pool and an intimate study. A deep veranda with expansive wooden viewing decks overlooks the rolling spekboom valleys with a backdrop of the distant cliff faces of ecca shale.

Special offers: Book for 4 or 5 nights and receive a 10% discount on your stay. Book for 6 or 7 nights and receive a 15% discount on your stay. Book for 8 nights or more and receive a 25% discount on your stay. These offers are valid between 01 May - 30 September 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

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Expert View

  • Combines beautifully with the scenic Garden Route
  • 3 luxury family suites with a dedicated vehicle and ranger
  • Adventurous family activities, a kids playroom and babysitters
  • Wellness treatments on your private deck

At a glance

  • 6 Suites
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"Volunteer in local community projects. Even young guests can participate in gardening projects and arts and crafts activities and toddlers are invited to join in playtime at the local preschool."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
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  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
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Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
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At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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