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Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

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Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
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Oakland, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been on the fence about writing this review but I'm doing so with the heaviest of hearts in light of recent tragic events (i.e., Cecil the Lion). Now, let's be clear...this review isn't based on what happened while we were there but things that we found out after the fact. My husband and I decided to have a destination... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Here at Kwandwe you will be treated to 5 star treatment whilst being comfortable that their work with conservation will ensure this little piece of paradise is there for future generations. The guides and trackers are second to none and they will ensure your interaction with the wildlife is good for both you and the animals. The lodge and rooms... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our young family had a brilliant 4 days in this wonderful 20000 hectare safari lodge, 1 hour north of port Elizabeth. The staff are attentive, polite, and helpful, in particular our guide Marc and tracker Andy whose knowledge and ability found us cheetah, lions, elephant, rhino, and so many more animals. The suites are huge, comfortable and beautiful, the food... More 

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Aphilpott2014, We are all about family and family experiences at Kwandwe, so we are so happy that you and yours had such a great time with us! One of the best points about safari in the Eastern Cape that you aptly mentioned in your title is the fact that we are a malaria free zone - there is no... More 

Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For what ever is hidden, it is meant to be disclosed. Kwandwe for me defines the word Luxury at it's best. For me, it means to have the easiest means to reach and fulfil all my needs and duties in a comfortable atmosphere that feels and relaxes all my senses. First and foremost the property is gorgeous, rooms are spacious,... More 

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Grand Cayman, "lavish, simplicity, comfort and beauty" - Such beautifully chosen words that we are so grateful for! Thank you for such a thoughtful and detailed review of Kwandwe. We thoroughly enjoy indulging our guests with genuine hospitality and comfort, so we are thrilled you received just that! Here's another collective noun to add to your list : What... More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When our kids asked us if they could live there, it reinforced the great service, hospitality, efficient service and friendly staff at Ecca Lodge and Kwandwe. We were there for two (2) short days and it was unforgettable! We are pining to return and it couldn't come any sooner. We were treated like royalty and made to feel so relaxed... More 

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear peLIPPSTREU, Thank you for such a wonderful and encouraging review of Ecca Lodge. We take great pride in our guest experience and are thrilled you were so happy with your stay at Ecca Lodge with your family. We sincerely look forward to your return! Kind Regards, The Kwandwe Team More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited Kwandwe as a group of 9 and had an amazing experience.The lodge, the rooms, the people , the location and the entire experience was one to remember. Every room was aesthetically decorated and had a small private pool(non-heated). The view was open to the jungle and was frequently visited by animals( we saw 3 giraffes on the first... More 

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ShivamJJW, Thank you for such a wonderful review of Ecca Lodge. Its always wonderful to hear when our guests have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We hope the rest of your holiday was as successful and enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, The Kwandwe Team More 

san francisco, ca
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited Kwandwe with 30 of our friends to celebrate a wedding. The singles/couples without kids took over Great Fish River Lodge and the families took over Ecca. It was amazing! We were there with our 23-month old girl, and everything was perfect. The staff is amazing, the food is uber delicious, the drives are magnificent, and the babysitter was... More 

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nedabee, Wow, what a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking your time to put down in detail your experience at Ecca. We thoroughly enjoyed having the whole party at Kwandwe - it was a fantastic celebration! We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for all our guests and will continue to do so. We look forward... More 

Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Here we have a high service level safari! Friendly and personal service. Everything is made for you to feel good. We travelled here as a family with two children, aged 5 1/2 and almost 4. The lodge was spacious. Even though we only saw three of the five big (did not find leopard and black rhino), I think we had... More 

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear NorBrumle, Thank you for reviewing Ecca Lodge. We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We have made a note to send the trackers out early on your next visit to us to ensure a sighting of Black Rhino and Leopard! Warm Regards, The Kwandwe Team More 

buckinghamshire
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46 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We spent four nights at Ecca and had a wonderful experience. The rooms are breathtaking with unbelievable views of Qwandwe. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and the food at Ecca is exquisite. The reserve is rich with wildlife including the big 5 and we saw everything we could have hoped for. The nature of Qwandwe is extremely private... More 

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KwandweManagement, Marketing communications at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chloefox93, Thank you for taking the time to review Ecca Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kindest Regards, The Kwandwe Team More 

London
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Definitely trip of a lifetime. We are unlikely to top this holiday. Our family of four spent three of the very best days of our lives at this fantastic game reserve. There is absolutely nothing negative to say about the accommodation,the food, the staff, the rangers or indeed the animals. They simply anticipate your every need and it's all right... More 

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KwandweManagement, Marketing Communications at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Victoria, When digesting a guest review such as the one you have put together for us here, it reminds us of why we do what we do - it is in delighting our guests with a complete experience from start to finish that drives our passion for what we do. Thank you for your heartfelt words. We wait in... More 

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