Kwandwe Fort House is an exclusive-use safari villa for families and groups of friends who are looking for a private setting in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s under-explored Eastern Cape province. Set in an elevated position with expansive views over the reserve, the villa accommodates four adults and four children (plus a toddler if needed) and is fully staffed, serviced daily, and comes complete with a private chef and butler plus your own guide, tracker and safari vehicle.

There is everything you need for complete home-from-home comfort: the villa features a wine cellar, spa treatment room and a heated swimming pool plus large outdoor relaxing and dining areas. Ideally for families with children, the property has a perimeter fence for safety and peace of mind, and there is a childminding service, too.

A great destination for travellers on a Garden Route self-drive vacation or who want to discover a different corner of South Africa, Kwandwe Fort House gives you the chance to enjoy a malaria-free Big 5 safari in authentic style. The reserve reflects the wildlife that once roamed the entire region and you can sit back to sightings of lions, rhinos and elephants as well as spectacular birds, night skies and lovely scenery. There are also opportunities to learn about the local Xhosa culture on community visits and you can also see things from another perspective by heading off into the reserve on foot with your guide on a nature walk.


  • Exclusive-use safari villa
  • Luxury suites, heated pool, spa treatments & Wi-Fi
  • Private chef, butler, guide & safari vehicle
  • Malaria-free Big 5 game viewing & birding
  • Specialist guides, nature walks & community visit

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Built around large socialising areas both indoors and outside, Kwandwe Fort House has a heated swimming pool and a dedicated spa treatment room as well as complimentary Wi-Fi access and a laundry service, air conditioning and mobile phone reception. Childminding is also included in the offering, a great service for families with young children.

The villa is serviced every day. A private guide, tracker and 4X4 vehicle are included, enabling you to arrange your own drive times and activities.

General Facilities

    Air conditioning
    Laundry service
    Swimming pool


The tariff includes three meals a day as well as soft drinks, house wines, local and premium brand spirits, beers, teas and coffees plus refreshments when you are on your morning and afternoon game drives.

Your private chef takes care of all the catering, working out of the villa’s fully equipped kitchen and in accordance with your timetable and requirements that you will arrange with the butler.  In the evenings, choose something from the wine cellar to savour with dinner.


Kwandwe Fort House has two main bedrooms and two twin bedrooms thus accommodating four adults and four children; children under two years old can be accommodated in a cot. Each room is en suite with both indoor and outdoor showers as well as a bathtub. Air conditioning is standard to all rooms and there are also ceiling fans and mosquito nets above each bed; other details include complimentary Wi-Fi, a room safe, television, hairdryer and mini-bar.


    Air conditioning
    En-suite bathroom
    Mini bar
    Outdoor area
    Outdoor shower
    Safe in room


  • Children's activities
  • Game drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 15 Jan 2018 $1260 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Mary Keet

Mary Keet

Africa Safari Expert

"Combining exclusivity with expansive views over the Great Fish River Valley, this private lodge will be the ideal base to explore what this award-winning reserve has to offer. Fully staffed with a private chef, butler, ranger, tracker and safari vehicle – It is perfect for an extended family or group of friends travelling together."



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