Kwandwe Melton Manor

Set in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, this exclusive-use, 4-bedroom villa offers an African safari experience like no other.

Overlooking indigenous forest and offering spectacular views, this sprawling farmhouse-style villa is ideal for families, groups of friends and honeymooners.

Four luxurious en suite bedrooms open onto a central courtyard complete with timber deck and inviting swimming pool. Living spaces are comfortably furnished with traditional antiques and contemporary pieces, and a fireplace promises cosy dining. A modern, farm-style kitchen plays host to your personal chef who will spoil you with superb cuisine throughout your stay, while dedicated in-house staff cater to your every need to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation.

This is Big 5 country and you will enjoy private game drives in open-sided vehicles with knowledgeable rangers. Boasting excellent game viewing as well exciting rhino and buffalo tracking, cultural tours, fishing and historical excursions, this multi-faceted private reserve is the perfect culmination of a Garden Route holiday or self-drive adventure.

Fact File

Beds 4
Showers 4
People 8
Location Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Pool Yes
  • Mountain Views
  • Bush Views
Service Fully Serviced by a team of staff
Property Type Villa
Ideal For
  • Family
  • Families with babies
  • Families with toddlers
  • Families with young children
  • Families with teens
  • Extended Families


  • Malaria-free safari setting 
  • Private Big 5 game drives 
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 
  • Chauffeur transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport
  • Private airstrip
  • Relais & Chateaux member
“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.”
Shelley Hess, Africa Safari Expert


Style & Décor

Old meets new in this frontier-style farmhouse. Embracing a central courtyard with deep, cool verandahs and a sparkling private swimming pool, the unique U-shape of this lodge allows each room to command breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness. Antique colonial furniture has been given new life in the 21stc century, and plush sofas and cosy fireplaces create a warm and welcoming ambience.


Tucked away in the beautiful Eastern Cape on 22 000 hectares of untamed, malaria-free wilderness, Kwandwe Melton Manor enjoys an exclusive riverside locale on the Great Fish River. Excellent roads make the 2-hour drive from Port Elizabeth Airport easy; alternatively, a chauffeur service is available on request. A private airstrip at Kwandwe is also accessible for charter flights. Enjoy guided safaris with experienced trackers and rangers in open vehicles or on foot where you can even take part in rhino monitoring projects.


Malaria-free and home to the Big 5, this villa is ideal for families – children are most welcome - and groups of friends who are looking for an exclusive and intimate African experience. Honeymooners will enjoy the secluded location and luxurious setting.

Best time to visit

A temperate climate means Kwandwe Melton Manor is a destination for any time of the year. Summers are hot and mostly dry between October and March, with temperatures peaking in January and February. May to August sees chilly winter mornings and evenings so bundle up on those dawn and dusk drives. Rain can fall at any time of the year.

Special Notes

Wireless Internet is available throughout the villa. In order to deliver an authentic African safari experience, the lodge is not fenced so guests need to be vigilant of animal movement at all times. A security guard is on duty at night.


The stylish and interactive farm-style kitchen is fully equipped with modern amenities for comfortable holiday living. A personal chef will create sublime South African cuisine from local ingredients and serve it wherever you please. 

Master Bedroom

The spacious master bedroom, elegantly decorated in warm earthy tones, offers a luxurious double bed and capacious en suite bathroom. Large windows embrace beautiful views throughout the year and air conditioning promises cool respite in summer.

  • En suite bathroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Private patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Overhead fan
  • Cupboard space
  • Safe
  • Dressing or work table
  • Underfloor heating
  • Separate access

Guest Bedrooms

The three guest bedrooms have spacious en suite bathrooms and comfortable farmhouse furnishings. Twin beds can be converted into doubles and a cot is available for young babies. Private mini-bars and air conditioning offer the creature comforts while innovative ‘butler hatches’ make room service a discreet treat.


Large en suite bathrooms feature lavish bathtubs, walk-in showers and luxury toiletries.  

Living & Dining Area     

The villa's open-plan living and dining area is spacious and has elegant, comfortable furnishings and cosy fireplaces for cold winter nights. Room-length sliding doors and windows open out onto the central courtyard and overlook the sparkling pool and landscape beyond.  

  • Dining table & chairs
  • Fireplace

Outside Area

The U-shaped villa envelops a central courtyard with a swimming pool and smooth timber decking. Elegant sun loungers are perfect for relaxing with an absorbing book and soaking up the view, and once the sun has gone down, you can dine on fine cuisine under the deep, starry African sky. 

General Facilties

  • Guest toilet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Underfloor heating
  • Board games

Rates are based on per unit night basis

  • dates rates from
  • 1 Jul 17 - 15 Jan 18 $3600

Terms and Conditions

Our rates are per unit unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • 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.

Our team of experienced Villa Experts are here to tailor-make your dream vacation.

Monique Wilson
Africa Safari Expert

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