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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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Plymouth
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Beijing
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130 reviews 130 reviews
32 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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171 reviews 171 reviews
77 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in April 2010 (not 2014) and was a fantastic entry into safaris. A complete luxury - a private reserve and so could go totally off-road which I am learning is a complete bonus to finding and following wildlife. Great staff, superb guide (Jonti), terrific food. Shame about a bag going missing at the airport on arrival but showing... More 

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

Dear RJWCHongKong Thank you for posting your feedback regarding your stay in 2010, we hope this means you are planning another visit to South Africa soon? We hope to welcome you back at Kwandwe in the near future! Warm regards, The Kwandwe Family More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

As soon as I arrived I was greeted with lots of friendly smiles and cool freshly made juice. The rooms where unbelievably amazing with a private pool that overlooked the game reserve. Every morning we woke up super early and went on a safari for around 4 hours then got back, had breakfast and relaxed in the fabulous location until... More 

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

Dear megan_falvey060604 Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We will be sure to pass your comments on to the rest of the team, and look forward to welcoming you back to Kwandwe in the near future! Kind regards, The Kwandwe Family More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I visited for the first time in September and was excited to return in November with more friends! As an American living in Cape Town, I want to show my US based friends the time of their life while visiting me--and Kwandwe does it! My second visit was just as magical as the first. We only stayed 2 nights this... More 

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

Dear JenGPhiladelphia Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your second stay at Kwandwe as much as the first, and will be sure to pass on your greetings to Ryan, Digby and the rest of the Ecca Lodge team. We hope to welcome you back again soon!... More 

Cardiff
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Wow! From the moment we landed at the airstrip where there were a pair of elephants waiting to greet us, to the time we were due to leave and I had tears in my eyes because I didn't want to go, we had the most magical experience here. To say that our expectations were exceeded is an understatement. Every member... More 

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

Dear PersephoneBrown Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe with your family, and will be sure to pass on your greetings to Ryan and Digby. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future! Kind regards, The Kwandwe Family More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Wether you arrive by flight (30min) or by car (2h) from Port Elizabeth you can be sure the welcome at Kwandwe will be a very warm one. The entire staff there is friendly and very attentive to details; by the 3rd morning they know what you like to drink for breakfast for example. The camp consists of 6 modern and... More 

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

Dear VBNR Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Ecca Lodge. We hope to welcome you back 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): $$$$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
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