Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Set in 54,000 acres of private wilderness, Kwandwe is one the largest Big 5 game viewing areas in South Africa, a celebration of what conservation can achieve through regeneration. Once farmland, the reserve is rich in biodiversity and lies within the Eastern Cape, where 7 of South Africa’s 8 biomes meet. The diverse and undulating landscape is home to several endangered species, including black and white rhino, and cheetah. Through the centre of the reserve the Great Fish River meanders for 30kms.
Three private villas are now available for exclsuive safari stays:
The exclusive Fort House safari villa is ideally suited for families of up to 8 people, comfortably accommodated in 2 master bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, all of which are ensuite. A private setting with sweeping views of the Great Fish River valley, further features include a  heated swimming pool, dedicated spa treatment room, wine cellar and guest pantry as well as indoor, outdoor and covered outdoor dining areas. Its central location allows for easy access to the prime game viewing areas of Kwandwe, while also being far from any of Kwandwe’s other lodges, affording guests ultimate privacy.
With sweeping views of the Afromontane forests, Melton Manor hosts 8 guests in a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch, where the smallest detail of your stay is planned according to your specific wishes. A welcoming villa with its four ensuite bedrooms is cleverly designed around the central courtyard and a large swimming pool. The interiors humorously combine traditional mid 20th century furniture with the latest in South African design, but the most fun is the interactive farm-style kitchen, which invites guests to try a hand at combining flavours under the cheerful guidance of the personal chef.
Uplands Homestead instead sleeps a family of 6 in one master bedroom and two ensuites. It strikes a perfect mix between the genteel and the wild: elegant and refined interiors lined with damask linens, antique silver and porcelain create the ideal foil for the rugged bushveld and wildlife outside. Furnished with authentic antiques and memorabilia reminiscent of a stately Settler home from the 1820s, stylish modern comforts have been added, including a swimming pool, gazebo, and boma set amongst rolling lawns, surrounded on all sides by sweeping slopes with hundreds of aloes. A dedicated chef and villa team create the ideal bush home, while a private guide and tracker lead safaris at your own pace. 


  • Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • 3 villas for 6/8 guests
  • October to June
  • From € 25'000 per week
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