We went to several places in South Africa during the course of our honeymoon and definitely wanted a safari experience but didn't have the extra time it takes to get to Kruger.
We decided to try a game reserve but figured it would be sort of like a big zoo and not much of an authentic experience. We were proven wrong!
Although we cannot compare it to Kruger, we can say without reservation that Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge is an incredible safari experience. The setting is stunning and the area is vast. We felt we had a full game-viewing experience and our rangers and guides were fantastic.
The food was totally delicious and everyone was so friendly and warm - we really felt like they enjoyed being there and wanted us as part of the Kwandwe family.
The room was first rate and we also loved the main lodge.
I cannot say enough good things about this place!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Kwandwe Great Fish River Hotel Kwandwe Private Game Reserve