A tranquil and timeless lodge on the banks of the Fish River

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge is perched on the banks of the magnificent Fish River and showcases a marriage between the traditional and modern with a look that is utterly inspired by nature. The lodge offers guests the opportunity for complete relaxation, either on the outdoor deck immersed in nature or in the library enjoying peace and solitude. Activities include exploring the Kwandwe Reserve, a 22.000 ha refuge for endangered species, on game drives or nature walks. Meals are served in the candle-lit dining room or under a sky full of stars. The lodge accepts children 12 and up.

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Best time to go to Eastern Cape Game Reserves

The Eastern Cape has a Goldilocks climate – not too hot, not too cold – with plenty of sunshine, making it a prime year-round destination. The best time to visit for wildlife viewing is in the dry winter season from May to September as the foliage is sparse and animals flock to water sources. The winter nights can be very cold, so you will need your fleece and beanie. Between October and April, reserves are busier owing to the warm weather. You can also enjoy an abundance of baby animals, spring flowers and migratory birds during this period.


Great Fish River Lodge Suite

The 9 spacious suites are decorated in a classic-contemporary style, with an understated elegance. Each suite features floor-to-ceiling windows for uninterrupted views of the wilderness, an extra-large double bed, an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, and an outside shower to complete the experience.

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