Overview of Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Enjoy an authentic Big 5 safari experience at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, located within the beautiful Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. This stylish and intimate lodge radiates a cosy home-away-from-home ambience, while maintaining a modern style.

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge has all the ingredients for an unforgettable family safari getaway: malaria-free, perimeter fence, entertainment room and spacious family suites. Families are allocated their own private guide and vehicle for the flexibility to design their own schedule, and child-minders are available when parents need some down time. The lodge’s play centre will keep the kids busy and offer family activities including kite building, board games and scavenger hunts.


Make a Positive Impact Through Travel

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a conservation victory. Comprising just 26 rooms split across two intimate lodges and three villas, the reserve offers one of the highest land-to-guest ratios in South Africa. The successful development of this high-yield/low-impact conservation model is key to furthering our numerous conservation initiatives. Kwandwe is committed to making a positive and lasting difference in the rural Eastern Cape, one of South Africa’s least developed provinces. Working through their social development partner, the Ubunye Foundation, they invest in projects that improve lives and create sustainable livelihood opportunities in marginalised rural communities.

For every night you spend at Kwandwe, you make a difference through your Community & Conservation Levy. Funds are split equally between the conservation and community projects and initiatives, and the levy applies to all guests 12 years and older.


Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/10/2023 - 15/01/2024 Fully Inclusive Plus (All Meals, Selected Beverages, Selected Extras) $1,110

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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.
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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Private game reserve with excellent big game viewing, especially rhino & cheetah
  • A member of the Classic Portfolio
  • Fantatsic family lodge with a team dedicated to taking care of children
  • Luxurious suites with plunge pools
  • Some of South Africa's best safari guides
  • Refuge for endangered animals like rhino & blue crane, South Africa's national bird
  • Excellent photographic, birding and Rhino Conservation safaris

Animal tracking experience


Cultural visits


Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walks


Historical tours

Night drives

Private game-drives

Specialist guides

Rooms at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Kwandwe Ecca Lodge features just six intimate suites, each with an en-suite bathroom that features a double vanity, bathtub and indoor shower. Each of the suites also boast a private outdoor shower that overlook the pristine bushveld. The suites also offer a comfortable sitting area with minibar, coffee making facilities, and two-day beds that are suitable for children under the age of 16 years. The sitting area has a stackable door to provide privacy. Enjoy beautiful views of the bushveld from the suite’s private wrap-around wooden deck and private plunge pool.

    General Facilities

    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 game drive, as well as a lovely bar and lounge area to relax in while taking in the views and enjoying a sundowner drink. The lodge also has an entertainment room that features a TV, board games, reading books and internet station.

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


    Laundry service

    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available


    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.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Shelley Fernandes

    Shelley Fernandes

    Client Experience Manager

    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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