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Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars NEW

Everything about Ecca Lodge and the Kwandwe Reserve is truly amazing. The early morning and late afternoon game drives were the highlight, of course, but everything about our stay was perfect. Our safari ranger was the wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgeable Ryan and our tracker was Vusi. They are a great pair and worked doggedly and with great humor to track... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect start for a South Africa visit! The most friendly and helpful staff in every way. Very clean and comfortable stay. Really nice, funny, professional and enthusiastic safari ranger/guide Ryan and tracker Vusi. Get ready to dine and ride well!

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

Dear Frida, A visit to South Africa should always start perfectly - we are so happy that we were able to do this for you! Ryan and Vusi make a remarkable team and we will be sure to pass on your compliments to them. We hope the rest of your stay in South Africa was as enjoyable and we hope... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First class all the way. From the moment you arrive until you leave, this place is special. The Safaris were fantastic. The staff at Ecca Lodge were wonderful. If you want the complete whole package, this is the place to go.

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

Thank you Dobbidoos! We are ecstatic that you find us the "complete package"- this is what we strive for! We hope to see you again soon at Kwandwe. Warmest Regards, The Kwandwe Family More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having previously been on safari in the Botswana border our expectations were modest but this resort is fabulous in every regard, including the safaris themselves which are in a fantastic natural terrain. The food is absolutely of the highest quality, the staff are exceptional, especially Mandla, housekeeping is brilliant including free laundry and Mark and Sebo on the game drives... More 

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

Dear Happydoingthisnow, Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that your first Safari in South Africa managed to keep on par with that of Botswana, a country so beautiful and full of wildlife. We will definitely mention to Mandla, Mark and Sebo their positive impact they had on your experience with us.We have noted your remarks with... More 

Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The accommodation and the dining was faultless; the excursions were full of close encounters with a huge array of wild animals and the staff were genuinely interested in their clients. It was special time for us where there was plenty of ''unwinding time'' available, intertwined with excursions across the property in the hands of experienced guides. We were reluctant to... More 

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

Dear Emptynesters, Thank you for reviewing Kwandwe. It was an absolute pleasure having you with us. We are thrilled that you were able to have so many close encounters and we would love to see some of those national geographic quality photos when you return to us! We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to South... More 

Plymouth
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first safari experience so we had no real expectations. We were booked into the Great Fish River lodge but we later told that they had overbooked so asked us to move to Ecca Lodge. Was a bit apprehensive due to the emphasis on being child friendly (we're not!) but agreed as we had done a bit of... More 

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Ecca lodge. Its just as exciting for us to be able to host guests experiencing their first safari. So very special and we feel honored to have been your first choice. Your attention to detail in divulging into your safari experience with us is much appreciated. We sincerely hope you return... More 

Beijing
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129 reviews 129 reviews
31 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights and wished we had time to stay longer. Hardware was near perfect and the service was even better. Six suites with plunge pools and outdoor showers. Shared lounge and dining areas scaled appropriately. Everything in the minibar and at the bar and meals included in the lodging price so it felt like being in a... More 

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

Dear jimatmutianyu Thank you for your kind feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Warm regards, The Kwandwe team More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed at Ecca Lodge for 3 nights and had just the perfect introduction to African game viewing. Our group occupied all 6 suites and split between two jeeps for the game drives with Ryan and Digby in one and Mark with Sibo in the other. We had great fun with both teams. The kwandwe experience just kept getting better... More 

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

Dear 14jaym Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback! We are delighted to hear that you and your party enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe. We will be sure to pass on your greetings to Ryan, Digby, Mark, Sibo and the rest of the Ecca Lodge team. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Warm... More 

Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are travelling with children then Kwandwe is an absolute "must". I spent 3.5 days here with my husband and 2 kids aged 15 and 10. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcomed and special and nothing was too much trouble. Many things make Kwandwe exceptional - fresh juice left at the door every morning... More 

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

Dear SonFlem Thank you for your kind feedback, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe! We will be sure to pass on your comments to Mark, Sibo and the rest of the Ecca Lodge team. We hope to welcome you and your family back to Kwandwe in the near future. Warm regards, The Kwandwe... More 

Hong Kong, China
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173 reviews 173 reviews
78 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had a fairly last minute booking and managed to get 2 nights right before x-mas at Kwandwe and it was amazing. All I wished for (including a giraffe passing by during lunch – I have to admit I wished it passed by whilst I was in our plunge pool, but lunch was pretty cool as well) The 6 cottages... More 

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

Dear Mariken v Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Ecca Lodge, and look forward to welcoming you back soon, hopefully for a longer stay next time! Warm regards, The Kwandwe Team 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): $$$$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Kwandwe Ecca Hotel Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

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