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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Discover Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Kwandwe '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-wining luxury lodges.

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge offers 9 luxurious suites featuring ensuite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers and covered verandas with plunge pools. The spacious guest areas provide generous, wraparound viewing decks leading from the dining room, bar and sitting areas. The lodge serves Pan African cuisine on your private deck, under a canopy of starts in the firelit boma or in the gracious dining room.

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Expert View

  • Classic-contemporary decor which is African-inspired
  • Outstanding wildlife and highly professional guides and trackers
  • Combines beautifully with the scenic Garden Route

At a glance

  • 9 Suites
  • 12 years +
  • Open All Year
  • All Inclusive
  • Safari Icon Safari

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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    Environment
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INSIDER TIP

"Book the specialist walking safari. Professional and experienced trail guides will be with you as you track large game such as rhino, elephant or buffalo and appreciate the smaller guys too."

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ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
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HOW TO BOOK

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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