Enjoy a private South African safari experience at Kwandwe Melton Manor. This exclusive-use safari villa is set within the malaria-free Kwandwe Private Game Reserve on 30km of privately-owned Fish River frontage in the historically rich Eastern Cape. A perfect destination for families as well as romantics and honeymooners, the area combines well with a Garden Route holiday and boasts excellent Big 5 game viewing along with fishing, rhino and buffalo tracking as well as archeological, battlefield and historical tours to nearby Grahamstown. Game drives at Kwandwe Melton Manor are conducted in open safari vehicles and led by knowledgeable and experienced rangers.

Recent accolades & press

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


  • Set on a Malaria-free Big 5 private reserve, one of the biggest in the Eastern Cape
  • Exclusive-use safari villa with an intimate feel
  • A Relais & Chateaux member
  • Perfect for families or groups of friends
  • Enjoy personalised attention and service from your own private chef, butler, tracker & ranger

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The facilities at Kwandwe Melton Manor are world-class and available exclusively to the group or family staying at the villa. The air-conditioned manor offers a cosy library, swimming pool, an interactive kitchen and plenty of viewing points. A private 4x4 safari vehicle, butler, chef, and ranger and tracker team are also provided and there is a laundry service for your convenience.

General Facilities

    Computer facilities
    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool


The interactive farm-style kitchen at Kwandwe Melton Manor is always abuzz with professional chefs preparing wholesome and delicious farmhouse dishes suffused with an Eastern Cape flair. Meals are a communal affair at the dining room table or around the enormous farmhouse table on the terrace. Alternatively, tuck into fresh tasty cuisine in the ox wagon boma or ask staff to prepare a casual picnic for you to have while on a Big 5 game drive.

Exclusive Use

With four air-conditioned suites accommodating a total of eight guests, Kwandwe Melton Manor is a contemporary 'Frontier farmhouse' stylishly modernised and decorated with bold colours and furnishings.

The elegant and well-appointed bedrooms have spacious en suite bathrooms and innovative 'butler hatches' for discreet room service, care of your private butler.

Exclusive Use AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Outdoor area
    Wi-fi available in room


  • Cultural tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Private game-drives
  • Scenic flights
  • Specialist guides
  • Bird watching
  • Night drives
  • Bush dining
  • Fishing
  • Photographic safaris
  • Picnics
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 15 Jan 2018 $600 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.

Traveller Reviews

  • Melton Manor was perfect for the family and had a great atmosphere. The food, people and drives were all great.

    Jeffrey Juliano, December 2009

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Shelley Hess

Shelley Hess

Africa Safari Expert

"This is a fantastic luxury safari lodge that is booked out exclusively for a small group of friends or a family. The game viewing here is great and the cuisine is even better."



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Melton Manor was perfect for the family and had a great atmosphere. The food, people and drives were all great.

Jeffrey Juliano, December 2009 >View more reviews