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5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Grahamstown, Eastern Cape 6170, Grahamstown 6170, South Africa
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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
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yorkshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at Kwandwe and due to an error made by their booking staff, they asked if we would like to spend 2 nights at Great Fish River lodge and 2 nights at Ecca instead of 4 nights at one lodge only. We were happy to go along with this arrangement as it... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kwandwe is a special place and from the moment you arrive to when you leave you are treated like royalty. All of the staff are exceptional and nothing is too much trouble. The scenery is to die for. We have been to Kruger and Shamwari before but Kwandwe is superior in all respects. We spent 4 nights at Great Fish... More 

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear DerekParsons Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Great Fish River Lodge. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to Chris, Doc and the rest of the Kwandwe team. We hope to be able to welcome... More 

Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Truly the best experience ever. Awesome for the family. Service is perfect, lodges are perfect really recommend it to everybody.The game drives are awesome saw lions up close and personal .The food is lovely.

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Greg1202 Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on Tripadvisor. Apologies for our delayed reply. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Kwandwe and hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards The Kwandwe Family More 

Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was our third safari experience and was by far the most outstanding mainly thanks to our guide Chase and tracker Siza. We were awed by magnificent animals, birds and terrain. Lions, cheetahs and elephants were particularly awesome. The great fish river lodges were comfortable and well appointed. The staff were welcoming, helpful and friendly. We would return.

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear 777Levy Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Great Fish River Lodge - we will be sure to pass on your feedback to Chase and Siza! We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future. Kind regards,... More 

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

For my 60th birthday,I wanted a safari experience like no other for my family.I live in SA so am spoilt for choice. After much research Kwandwe seemed to tick off all the boxes...I was also looking for 5 star luxury.....We were not disappointed.Being a family of 5,we booked the Uplands Homestead which offered a chef,butler and private game ranger and... More 

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Roaline D Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe with your family and your stay at Uplands Homestead. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to the Uplands team. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future! Warm... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What can say to sum up Kwandwe....as a family of four we knew by day 2 this was going to be the best holiday we had ever had. We were picked up at Port Elizabeth airport (having flown into Johannesburg from London that morning) and was wished through beautiful country side to Kwandwe game reserve...before we even got there we... More 

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear CAL774 Thank you very much for taking the time to post your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Ecca Lodge! We will be sure to pass on your comments to Alfie, Ernie and the rest of the Ecca Lodge team. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the... More 

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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

My first ever safari and everything was awesome, from the exceptional arrival with hot towels and old-fashioned lemonade, to the quality of the rooms and amenities. Fantastic ranger, Ben with his superb tracker, Ernie. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I also had my own plunge pool to skinny dip and see the sun-up, overlooking the range. Get... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Kwandwe Reserve in the Eastern Cape is about 2 hours drive from Port Elizabeth, not far from Grahamstown. We stayed at the Great Fish River Lodge set high above the river gorge. The beautifully designed main lodge includes the dining room, lounge and library all with stunning views across the reserve. The individual guest villas are very large and beautifully... More 

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Bayern, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This place is simply gorgeous. Fantastic lodges with a luxurious equipment, delicious food and a cream sherry at the terrasse makes you feel like the King or Queen of Africa. But what impressed me much more where the incredible game drives, the rich and fruitful nature, the endless number of different animals, the sound of the birds and the blinking... More 

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London
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16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

All preceding reviews are absolutely true in their praise and positive comments. We stayed with our eleven-year-old at Ecca Lodge on our first safari experience and it was more than we could ever have expected. Furnishings at Ecca would benefit from some updating, as has been carried out at the other lodges which feel more luxe as a result. However,... More 

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Address: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape 6170, Grahamstown 6170, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kwandwe Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 12

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