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Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Kwandwe is unbelievable. My wife and I stayed at Ecca Lodge for four nights, and every game drive was a new experience. The wildlife and sheer magnitude of the reserve are staggering. Ryan, our ranger, and Andy, our tracker, were awesome. So friendly, so good at what they do, so fun. On the first day, Ryan intentionally drove away from... More

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Daniel Apologies for our very delayed reply. Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay ay Kwandwe, and will be sure to pass on your comments to Ryan, Andy and the rest of the Ecca Lodge team. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future!... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We had amazing few days at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge (in fact we would have stayed longer if they had space). It is fantastic location, with great staff, amazing animals and great accommodation. Just fantastic.. All of the staff worked really hard to make our stay special and our whole family loved the place. Ross, our game ranger worked really hard... More

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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Visited Kwandwe back in March 2012 and it was exceptional. They took care of us in every possible way from our arrival to the end of each day with candles and bubble baths awaiting us after each day. Our game drives were excellent and allowed us to seek amazing opportunities up close and personal. I highly recommend this lodge. Hands... More

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jessica Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Ecca Lodge, and will be sure to pass on your comments to the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you and your husband back to Kwandwe soon! Kind regards... More

somerset
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I can only endorse all the other favourable comments made about this place. They go the extra mile to give you a really good experience, this is of course what you pay for, and they certainly deliver. The wildlife was as obliging as the staff and gave us hours of viewing. The stuff of memories that stay forever.

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear muscadet Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe! We will be sure to pass on your comments to the rest of the team. Warm regards, The Kwandwe Family More

Churt
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This really was one of life's memorable moments and has left us with images that will stay with us for ever. The team at Ecca can not do enough to ensure that their guests have a wonderful stay. The food is superb and plentiful and an opportunity to try local dishes; the housekeeping team ensure that your suite is always... More

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ChurtSunseeker Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Ivan, Sibo and the rest of the Ecca Lodge team. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future! Kind regards, The Kwandwe Family More

Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I would just like to add our own comments to those of our friends Wendy and Chris below. I can't rate our time at Kwandwe highly enough. We had a wonderful 3 days and the accommodation was out of this world. If anything, the staff were even better and nothing was too much trouble and they were all invariably cheerful.... More

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Peter and Jenny Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe, and will be sure to pass on your comments to the rest of the Kwandwe team (especially Chase and Siza!). We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards The... More

Sevenoaks Kent UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We have just returned from South Africa and wanted to write a review of our stay at Kwandwe. We had been 7years ago and returned this year bringing our friends Jenny and Peter for their first visit to this beautiful and exciting place. We were privileged to have Chase and Siza as our Ranger and Tracker. 3 morning and 3... More

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Boltonhousehold Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that your friends Jenny and Peter were able to enjoy their first safari experience at Kwandwe. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Chase, Siza and the rest of the Ecca Lodge team. We hope to... More

Austin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Now I know why everyone says you must experience a luxury safari if you can. Our room was so large, with such a beautiful view, that we never really had time to enjoy every part of it. The private deck was great, as was the private plunge pool. The rain shower was really fantastic-absolutely huge! While we enjoyed the room,... More

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Barbara and Blair Thank you so much for your feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe, and your stay at Ecca Lodge. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Ivan, Sibo and the rest of the Ecca Lodge team. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We were very surprise to see the size of the room! It has a big living room and a huge bedroom, and a huge rain shower room plus a outdoor shower and a private plunge pool! It took me a long time to decide spending R14000/night, as I was not sure what we are getting! Well now I can say,... More

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Miaw G Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Ecca Lodge. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future! Kind regards The Kwandwe family More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This was my first experience in being on Safari and it was excellent. The location is quite close to Port Elizabeth so is easily reached from either the airport or train station in under two hours (a little bit of the way is off road but nothing too rough). The service is fantastic and the game drives interesting and sometimes... More

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Izzybizzyfizzy Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your first ever first safari at Kwandwe! We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future. Kind regards The Kwandwe family More

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Address: Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Also Known As:
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A safari lodge with an attitude, Ecca Lodge is one of a kind. Witty and brash, yet intimate; giant Warhol-like prints, retro light fittings, and shades of olive, rust and burnt orange surprise and delight. Pagoda-style corrugated iron roofs playfully top wooden paneled walls interspersed with mesh-covered stone gabion. Minimalist chic flows from spacious living areas in the guest suites to bedroom and bathroom. Wraparound wooden decks lead from sitting rooms and bedrooms to private plunge pools and outdoor showers. Flavours and aromas waft from the open interactive kitchen, while comfortable loungers beckon around a serene rim-flow lap pool. ... more   less 
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