Enjoy an authentic South African Big 5 safari experience at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, located in the beautiful Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. This stylish and intimate lodge radiates a cosy farmhouse ambience while maintaining a funky modern style.

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge is the perfect destination for a family safari getaway: featuring a kids' play centre and spacious family rooms, this reserve is also malaria-free.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Member of Relais & Chateaux
  •  Safari Awards - Best Safari Guiding Team 2016


  • Pristine, malaria-free private game reserve with excellent game sightings, including cheetah
  • A member of Relais & Chateaux
  • Excellent family lodge with a team dedicated to taking care of children
  • Luxurious, spacious lodge suites - spacious enough for a family to share
  • Expert guides taking care of your safari
  • Home to the endangered blue crane, South Africa's national bird

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Kwandwe Ecca Lodge has numerous top-class facilities for you to enjoy during your stay. There is a refreshing rim-flow pool to cool off in after a midday game drive as well as a lovely bar area to relax in while taking in the views and enjoying a sundowner drink.

Join the chef in Kwandwe's wonderful interactive kitchen and assist in the preparation and cooking of your meals.

General Facilities

    Wi-fi available
    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service


Delicious farm-style cuisine is prepared in the modern, open-plan kitchen. There's an interactive element as well: children staying at Kwandwe are encouraged to lend a hand in preparing their own meals.

Enjoy your meals in the stylish dining areas accompanied by the beautiful views of the Eastern Cape's natural environment.


Kwandwe Ecca Lodge features just six intimate suites, each with an en-suite bathroom as well as an outdoor shower.

The suites also offer a comfortable sitting area where fold-down couches easily convert into cosy beds for children 11 years and younger. Enjoy beautiful views of the area from the suite's private wrap-around wooden deck.


    Air conditioning
    En-suite shower only
    Mini bar
    Outdoor shower
    Outdoor area
    Private pool
    Safe in room
    Wi-fi available in room


  • Animal tracking experience
  • Canoeing
  • Cultural tours
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Historical tours
  • Specialist guides
  • Night drives
  • Private game-drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017 $595 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 14 Dec 2017 $595 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 15 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018 $890 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Suite Request a quote for rate detail

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.

Traveller Reviews

  • We stayed here for three nights in Feb-2013 with our two sons 4 & 6 and and we had a fantastic stay. Best vacation ever! The wake up call at 05:00 from Ranger Ryan started our days in a perfect way. This place has got it all, lovely room with a small plunge pool and shower outside, delicious food and the staff was very accommodating and service minded. Our guide Ryan and tracker Andy did the game drives to something that we will have in our memories for the rest of our life. Especially the breakfast in the bush, that was amazing! I can not find enough words to say how much we loved this place and of course we can not do anything else than give Kwandwe our biggest recommendations.

    Fredrik Stark, February 2013
  • Ecca Lodge was also extraordinary - the lodge is better than we could have imagined.

    Nadia Jemiai, February 2009

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Shelley Hess

Shelley Hess

Africa Safari Expert

"What stood out for me was the modern, vibrant and interactive kitchen where you can watch the chef cook your dinner and even get involved yourself! A total safari gem."



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Ecca Lodge was also extraordinary - the lodge is better than we could have imagined.

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