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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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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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    5 of 5 stars
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san francisco, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bergen, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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buckinghamshire
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32 helpful votes 32 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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London
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6 helpful votes 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 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

From the second we arrived until we departed, Kwandwe exceeded all of our expectations. The service, the accommodation, the location were all amazing. Cannot recommend this place more - especially since one can drive there from Cape Town along the Garden Route. The room we stayed in was suitable for a wheelchair user with some mobility. Getting a private vehicle... More 

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

Dear raven_Is, Thank you for your lovely review of Ecca Lodge. We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to your return. Kind Regards, The Kwandwe Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

There is a very good reason why at least 98% of reviewers have rated this property as Excellent, which is that it simply is. My wife and I have experienced many safari lodges in various parts of Africa and we can say unequivocally that this stands head and shoulders above anything else that we have stayed in. From the minute... More 

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

Dear Waldegraveman, On behalf of the entire team at Kwandwe we would like to thank you for your superbly detailed and gracious review. We feel honoured to have such a wonderful appraisal from seasoned safari goers! We do not monitor water levels as such, however we pride ourselves on surpassing your expectations before you realise what they are! We look... More 

Toronto, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My daughter booked this trip. I didn't do any research, so I didn't know what to expect. I thought doing a safari would be something that will be hard for me to handle. However, as soon as we arrived in Ecca Lodge, I just knew that we would have a fabulous time. The lodge that my husband and I stayed... More 

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

Dear Coravchan, It is very rewarding for us to hear such compliments from a guest whose initial feelings of a safari holiday were hesitant. It is the highest compliment and we are so happy that you and your family enjoyed yourselves. We hope to welcome you back at Kwandwe again in the future, Warm Regards, The Kwandwe family More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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

Dear DebDorchester62, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe! We only hope to see you back again soon. We will pass your compliments onto Ryan and Vusi and the Ecca lodge team. With warm regards, The Kwandwe Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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 

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