Great Fish River Lodge
Great Fish River Lodge promises a game-rich countryside, home to the Big 5, an incredible variety of predators and general game. The lodge is superb for keen birdwatchers; the Fish Eagle and endangered Blue Crane are among a wide variety of birds found on the Reserve.
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Highlights
The magnificent Kwandwe's Great Fish River Lodge is situated along the beautiful banks of the Great Fish River. The lodge is typical of a Settler farmhouse from the 1820's. The lodge offers delicious African cuisine, luxury accommodation and prime game viewing opportunities.
- Situated near Grahamstown, the lodge is a natural conclusion to a journey along the world-famous Garden Route.
- Pan-African cuisine is served on the private decks, in the candlelit dining room, or enjoyed in the boma.
- Thatched stone and glass suites feature floor-to-ceiling doors which fold back to reveal uninterrupted wilderness vistas.
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Game Viewing and Activities
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve consists of five distinct habitats which are host to an incredible variety of wildlife. The reserve consists of 25 000 hectares (62 000 acres) of farmland in the Great Fish River region. The area ensures unbeatable game viewing opportunities and guests can expect to see lion, cheetah, hyena, leopard, black and white rhino, fascinating nocturnal wildlife and fantastic bird-watching, approximately 238 bird species can be found in the reserve. Springbok are the most abundant antelope, with good populations of greater kudu, oryx (gemsbok), red hartebeest and eland. Bushbuck and Cape grysbok keep to dense thickets. Abundant termites provide food for the nocturnal aardwolf, aardvark and bat-eared fox. Black-backed jackal, Cape fox and caracal are commonly encountered smaller predators. Family parties of suricate (meerkat) provide entertaining viewing. Rock hyrax, red rock-rabbit and elephant-shrew live in rocky terrain. Two game drives a day are offered, morning as well as evening drives in open 4x4 vehicles. Guided bush walks as well as fishing are also available; the scenic Great Fish River is a highlight and all game viewing activities are lead by experienced and knowledgeable guides.
Kwandwe Melton Manor
Kwandwe Melton Manor offers a private and exclusive safari experience with a private ranger and tracker, butler, chef and private use of an open 4x4 safari vehicle. Guests have access to 30km of privately-owned Great Fish River frontage.
The Manor at Samara
The Manor at Samara is a luxury private safari house located in the Samara Private Game Reserve in the beautiful Karoo in the Eastern Cape. Spectacular views, peace and tranquility and luxurious living spaces form part of the experience at The Manor at Samara.
Amakhala Safari Lodge
Amakhala Safari Lodge is situated in a private corner in a valley of indigenous bush at the northern boundary of the 7000 hectare Amakhala Game Reserve. Situated between Shamwari Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park, its location is perfect for the best wildlife viewing South Africa has to offer.