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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The most wonderful experience was ours! From the moment we arrived until we were farewelled, we became part of the very special Ecca Lodge family. The rooms were extraordinary: both in terms of design and facilities. Our child was mesmerised from the gifts, lodge staff and safari experience. Ranger Nic and Jay were the dynamic duo: enthusiastic, flexible and heaps... More 

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

Dear MGBG, Thank you for your enthusiastic and heartfelt review. We are delighted to read that you had a memorable stay. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Nic and Jay and we hope to welcome you back at Kwandwe in the near future! Warm Regards, The Kwandwe Family More 

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We were nervous when booking because of the expense but, from the minute we arrived at the Reception, we just knew we were in for an amazing experience and it proved to be worth very penny and more. This is 5 star service and a once in a lifetime experience. The game drives twice daily were sensational with our ranger... More 

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Thank 412JulesO412
KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 412JulesO412, Thank you for the lovely review. We are delighted that Kwandwe exceeded your expectations. We do our utmost to make our guests stay's memorable whether it a special occasion or not, however it is wonderful to read that your son's birthday was extra special! We will be sure to pass on your comments to Ivan, Sibo, Ntosh and... More 

Denham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

From the moment that you arrive you are made to feel very welcome by waving smiling people - including guests!!! You stay in the most opulent and secluded private lodges and are treated to food and drink whenever you want...and then theres the safari - OMG - how good is that?? Ryan and Siya are just the most brilliant team... More 

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Thank nigeljcarter66
KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear nigeljcarter66, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge. We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time and that you got to see such great game sightings! We will be sure to pass on your comments to Ryan and Siya who will be delighted to hear them. We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Everything was fantastic. The rooms in the Ecca Lodge are simply stunning, I have stayed in many fantastic places but this tops them all off. As you arrive at the lodge the staff all come to wave and welcome your arrival just to show the warmth the staff show. The guides (we had Ryan who was excellent) are very knowledgable... More 

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

Dear Nicolas B, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge. We are delighted to read that you rate Kwandwe so highly- what an honour! We strive to constantly provide the best possible service so, its always great to get positive feedback. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Ryan who... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Deco the moment we arrived to the moment we left this place surpassed all expectations. The lodges with the private plunge pools were perfect. My husband and I had a private driver for two days which was fabulous. We saw amazing animals, had sundowners and breakfast in the most wonderful locations. Nico was a charming, calm and knowledgeable driver and... More 

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Thank mrsshelts
KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear mrsshelts, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for recommending Kwandwe to other travelers. Kwandwe aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Nico who will be happy to hear them. We hope to... More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Spent three nights here with my family - son and his wife and grandchildren aged just five and eleven. We could not have hoped for anything better from the moment we arrived. The accommodation is amazing - each 'bedroom' totally private so no problem about bathing naked in the large plunge pool. Large terrace outside the room with sun loungers,... More 

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Thank Angela R
KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Angela R, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Kwandwe. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Nic and Mr V who will be happy to hear them. We hope to welcome you back in the near future and... More 

Beckley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We have just had the most wonderful 2 days at Kwandwe. We were a party of 17 with ages raging from 7 to 77. We had a wonderful time and all the staff were amazing. They looked after so well. The rangers taught us all so much about the animals and we saw so many it would be hard to... More 

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

Dear GardenEye, Thank you for choosing Kwandwe for your family holiday. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you got to see a vast variety of game. We hope to welcome you back at Ecca Lodge one day! Warmest regards, The Kwandwe family More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

We stayed there for 2 nights in 08/2015 for our one year wedding aniversary with the "get away" winter discount. We had a wonderful experience. The staff was so kind, always there if you need anything. This place is so quite, so beautiful and the lodges are incredibly well designed and decorated. We've seen Rhinos, lions, cheetas, .. We did... More 

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Thank GaetanCatala
KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GaetanCatala, Thank you for your generous review and for recommending Kwandwe to other travelers. We are delighted that you got to experience the magic of Kwandwe and that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. Our staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back one day!... More 

Caterham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

This was our second visit with our friends, having been hooked two years ago. It was once again a wonderful experience. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation and food (so much of it!) was again excellent and a great relaxation between game drives. Each couple had their own lodge, complete with terrace... More 

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Thank PeterHeather170
KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear PeterHeather170, Thank you for choosing Kwandwe for the second time! We appreciate your support and loyalty and are delighted that you and your friends had a pleasant experience. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Chase and Siza who will be happy to hear them. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

We stayed at Ecca Lodge in rooms 1 and 2 with our friends Jenny and Peter Heather. We were there in 2014 also and the standard of excellence has been maintained. We were lucky to have the same Ranger Chase and the same Tracker Siza, so it was fantastic to see them both. We were there for four nights so... More 

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Thank Wendy B
KwandweManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wendy B, What an honour to welcome you and your friends back to Kwandwe for the second time! We appreciate your support and loyalty and are delighted that your second experience was just as good as the first. We take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. We will be sure to pass on... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A safari lodge with an attitude, Ecca Lodge is one of a kind. Witty and brash, yet intimate; giant Warhol-like prints, retro light fittings, and shades of olive, rust and burnt orange surprise and delight. Pagoda-style corrugated iron roofs playfully top wooden paneled walls interspersed with mesh-covered stone gabion. Minimalist chic flows from spacious living areas in the guest suites to bedroom and bathroom. Wraparound wooden decks lead from sitting rooms and bedrooms to private plunge pools and outdoor showers. Flavours and aromas waft from the open interactive kitchen, while comfortable loungers beckon around a serene rim-flow lap pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Address: Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $766 - $902 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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