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Kwandwe Fort House is an exclusive-use safari villa for families and groups of friends who are looking for a private setting in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, situated in South Africa’s underrated Eastern Cape province. Set in an elevated position with expansive views over the reserve, the villa accommodates eight people (plus a toddler if needed) and is fully staffed, serviced daily, and comes complete with a private chef and butler, plus your own guide, tracker and safari vehicle.

There is everything you need for complete home-from-home comfort: the villa features a wine cellar, spa treatment room and a heated swimming pool, plus large outdoor relaxing and dining areas. Ideally for families with children, the property has a perimeter fence for safety and peace of mind, and there is a childminding service, too.

A great destination for travellers on a self-drive vacation along the Garden Route, or those wanting to discover a different corner of South Africa, Kwandwe Fort House gives you the chance to enjoy a malaria-free Big 5 safari in authentic style. The reserve reflects the wildlife that once roamed the entire region and you can sit back to sightings of lions, rhinos and elephants as well as spectacular birds, night skies and gorgeous scenery.

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is wholeheartedly committed to conservation and has spearheaded eco-tourism and development in the region since 1999. It's a refuge for vulnerable animals like rhino, cheetah and blue crane. Guests at Kwandwe have the opportunity to experience specialist activities like walking safaris, visiting or volunteering at a pre-school on the reserve, planting spekboom (a type of thicket vegetation that's native to the Eastern Cape), and a soul-stirring Rhino Conservation Safari (a once-in-a-lifetime chance to participate in Kwandwe's remarkable rhino-darting and notching program).


  • Exclusive-use safari villa
  • Luxury suites, heated pool, spa treatments & Wi-Fi
  • Private chef, butler, guide & safari vehicle
  • Superb game viewing & birding in a malaria-free region
  • Expert guides, nature walks, community visits & conservation safari activities


  • Children's activities
  • Game drives
Combining exclusivity with expansive views over the Great Fish River Valley, this private lodge will be the ideal base to explore what this award-winning reserve has to offer. Fully staffed with a private chef, butler, ranger, tracker and safari vehicle – It is perfect for an extended family or group of friends travelling together.
Mary Keet

Mary Keet

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Kwandwe Fort House has two main bedrooms and two twin bedrooms thus accommodating eight people; children under two years old can be accommodated in a cot. Each room is en suite with showers (the two main suites have tubs and outdoor showers). Air conditioning is standard to all rooms and there are also ceiling fans and mosquito nets above each bed; other details include complimentary Wi-Fi, television sets and hairdryers. The main suites have tea-and-coffee stations and and safes for your valuables.


Built around large socialising areas both indoors and outside, Kwandwe Fort House has a heated swimming pool and a dedicated spa treatment room as well as complimentary Wi-Fi access and a laundry service, air conditioning and mobile phone reception. Childminding is also included in the offering, a great service for families with young children.

The villa is serviced every day. A private guide, tracker and 4x4 vehicle are included, enabling you to arrange your own drive times and activities.


The tariff includes three meals a day as well as soft drinks, house wines, local and premium brand spirits, beers, teas and coffees plus refreshments when you are on your morning and afternoon game drives.

Your private chef takes care of all the catering, working out of the villa’s fully equipped kitchen and in accordance with your timetable and requirements that you will arrange with the butler.  In the evenings, choose something from the wine cellar to savour with dinner.

General facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Television

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