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Kwandwe Melton Manor is a contemporary and exclusive-use safari villa set within Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Located in the malaria-free region of the Eastern Cape, Melton Manor is the perfect safari property for families and small groups. Kwandwe combines seamlessly with a Garden Route holiday and boasts excellent big game viewing.

With a private safari vehicle, ranger and tracker, your itinerary at Melton Manor is completely flexible. Spend your days exploring the gorgeous reserve on game drives, big game walking safaris – tracking elephant, rhino and buffalo on foot – as well as catch-and-release fishing excursions. Back at the villa, you can relax around the pool with a good book while your personal chef whips up something delicious in the farm-style kitchen.

Since 1999, Kwandwe has been at the forefront of eco-tourism and development in the region, and is wholeheartedly committed to conservation. The reserve is a refuge for vulnerable species like rhino, cheetah and blue crane. Guests at Kwandwe have the opportunity to experience specialist activities like visiting 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.


  • Situated in a large private game reserve boasting one of South Africa's highest land-to-guest ratios
  • Exclusive-use safari villa with an intimate feel
  • A Relais and Châteaux member (part of the Classic Portfolio)
  • Perfect for families or small groups
  • Private chef, butler & vehicle with ranger & tracker
  • Specialist activities like Rhino Conservation Safaris, fishing & guided walks


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Private game-drives
  • Scenic flights
  • Specialist guides
  • Bird watching
  • Night drives
  • Bush dining
  • Fishing
  • Photographic safaris
  • Picnics
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 Fernandes

Shelley Fernandes

Client Experience Manager

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

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


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 welcoming in- and outdoor spaces around a central courtyard with a swimming pool. The beautiful views at Melton Manor are complemented by the simplicity of its design.

A private 4x4 safari vehicle with ranger and tracker, butler and chef are there to ensure your stay is as relaxed and comfortable as possible. The property has a perimeter fence, ensuring the safety of in-house guests.


The interactive farm-style kitchen at Kwandwe Melton Manor is always abuzz with a professional chef 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.

General facilities

  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Swimming Pool
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Kwandwe Melton Manor

Jeffrey Juliano

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

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