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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 home-away-from-home ambience while maintaining a modern style.

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge is the perfect destination for a family safari getaway: Malaria-free, perimeter fence, entertainment room and three spacious family rooms. Families have the flexibility to design their own safari schedule and child-minders are available at no additional cost when parents need some down time.


  • Pristine, malaria-free private game reserve with excellent Big 5 game viewing, including cheetah
  • A member of Classic Portfolio
  • Excellent family lodge with a team dedicated to taking care of children
  • Large luxurious lodge suites with day beds for two young kids
  • nowledgeable guide and tracker lead the safari activities
  • Home to the endangered blue crane, South Africa's national bird
  • Excellent photographic, birding and rhino conservation safaris


  • Animal tracking experience
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hiking
  • Historical tours
  • Specialist guides
  • Night drives
  • Private game-drives
  • Guided walking safaris
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.
Shelley Fernandes

Shelley Fernandes

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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.


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 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.


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.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Wi-fi available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry service


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Dates Board Price
2022-05-01 — 2022-09-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $655
2022-10-01 — 2023-01-15 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $920

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

Fredrik Stark

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.
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Nadia Jemiai

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

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