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Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

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Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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 

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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