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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 16, 2017

From the moment we arrived at the great river lodge, we were made to feel so welcome by everyone and the staff went out of their way to make sure we had the best experience ever. The rooms were fabulous and very spacious, with our own private decking area with plunge pool etc. How wonderful to be able to open...

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Hutchinson Island, Florida
Reviewed March 13, 2017

62,000 acres of fertile hills and valleys with a plethora of animals to share the day with. We stayed in a stand alone villa complete with a private lap pool, sun deck and outdoor shower (don't worry there's also an indoor shower plus a clawfoot bathtub). The setting is spectacular with long range views and a river running by the...

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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Words cannot explain just how fantastic this place is. We stayed for four days and wished it was a lot longer. The lodge is amazing and caters for everything you could possibly want with fantastic views and plunge pool. The food is fabulous and as for the drives on safari with a great ranger Nic and spotter Sakhi tops it...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Kwandwe for 4 nights and I can honestly say, they were the best 4 nights we have ever had!! From start to finish Kwandwe moved above and beyond our expectations. From the friendly staff who wave you in and greet you with drinks/hot towels, to the managers checking in you are having a great time, to the...

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Mellor, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We just spent three wonderful nights here and it was every bit as lovely as we had hoped for. Friendly, highly efficient lodge staff; excellent ranger and tracker team in Ryan and Sita, a delightful bungalow overlooking the gorge. What more could we ask for? Well the traditional style upgrade with central column and fires was very attractive; the food...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 13, 2017

What can i say other than wow wow wow - this was our first safari expereince and what a way to do it. The game reserve is truely awsome both from the sheer scale through to the animals and the overall accommodation and expereince, we will definately return soon. Our ranger Doc and Spotter Monde where fab and made our...

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Thank Karen S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed January 29, 2017

I have visited may game parks but this was a special treat. We were struck by the staff's ability to consistently delight through their welcoming smiles, delicious meals, astounding accommodation, knowledge of fauna and flora and especially in going the extra mile to see the animals in the natural habitat. We saw not just 4 out of the traditional big...

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Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

To get there it's quite a journey, but once you arrive you see why its rated that high. The staff, area, room, food and game drive are just amazing and all is set for a ultimate time, you will never forget .. at night security guides you back to your room, if you jave room 1 its quite a walk...

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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent the last three days of our honeymoon at the Great Fish River Lodge. This was a wonderful and memorable experience. The lodge itself looks after you better than most five star hotels. The staff are courteous, friendly and helpful at all times. Do you try an in-room treatment from the on-site spa therapist. The Wi-Fi...

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Southampton
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Wow. Just wow. I should preface this by saying that, despite more visits to SA than we can recall, this is the first game reserve we have been to. And wow again. There is nothing about Kwandwe that I can speak ill of. Our arrival was seamless. The drive from reception to our lodge opened our eyes to the scale...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This founding lodge with only 9 privately situated suites features a classic-contemporary style of simple elegance that embraces the lodge's splendid setting high up on a steep bank overlooking the Great Fish River. The colour scheme comprises a calm and natural palette of earthy tones, from khaki browns to charcoal greys.Pewter and glass add an effortless yet understated glamour to the furnishings; artefacts such as ostrich eggshells, hides and horns create subtle points of interest and relevance to the lodge's surrounds, whilst natural linens and plenty of texture preserve its simple but sophisticated atmosphere.Watch majestic kudu meander down to the river from the Lodge's expansive viewing decks, or observe playful Cape clawless otters swimming in the cool waters below from the comfort of your private balcony. Suites are spacious and feature en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, personal in-room bars and private decks with plunge pools overlooking the vast reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Address: Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District | Grahamstown, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve 6140, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,109 - $3,667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“If you want a bit of extra exercise stay in Room 1, but you have no view of the river.”
Belitze, 1 week ago | Read review
“All rooms are great!!!!”
Naty1, Apr 22, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 4-6 are closer to the lodge so may have a better view”
polarbear, Apr 17, 2017 | Read review
“Lodge 1is furthest away from the dining area and lounge about a three/four minute walk. Though I think more animals may pass by.”
583sandraj, Mar 16, 2017 | Read review
“In Gt Fish River Lodge, bungalow 1 is a five minute walk from dining & reception. If you want tranquility, this is the one.”
elpee182, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
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