kwandwe private game reserve

Fly from George airport to East London. Travel either by self drive or guided option to Kwandwe private Game Reserve. A world-class Big Five safari destination in 22 000 hectares of pristine private wilderness. Return transfer to East London for your return flight to Johannesburg/O.R. Thambo International Airport.

Tour options include guided or self drive

Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s unspoilt Eastern Cape province lies Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a world-class Big Five safari destination in 22 000 hectares of pristine private wilderness.


Renowned for understated luxury, exquisite scenery and the thousands of animals and wildlife that call the reserve home, our four award-winning lodges offer a range of accommodation options and activities to make every African Dream come true.


Family Facilities


Kwandwe provides an exciting and stimulating experience for children. Not only are there a host of tailor-made activities on offer through the reserve’s Blue Crane Conservation Club to keep little ones enthralled and entertained, but our malaria-free status and proximity to a range of family and child-friendly activities in the area make this a safari experience without parallel for families.


Our two sole-use villas, Uplands Homestead and Melton Manor, are ideal for families. Days and safari activities at the villas are flexible and completely tailor-made with dedicated staff including a private chef, butler, ranger, tracker and safari vehicle.

Melton Manor


With sweeping views of the Afromontane forests, Melton Manor at Kwandwe is a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch. This sole-use safari villa, where the smallest detail of your stay is planned according to your specific wishes, is perfect for family holidays or parties of friends.


The welcoming U-shape and four en-suite bedrooms are cleverly designed around the central courtyard and its large, inviting swimming pool. Distinctively South African, feature pieces of simple colonial furniture combine with up-sized, deep comfortable sofas whilst subtle game and bush references embrace the local environment.


Your private safari vehicle, complete with team of tracker and ranger, stands at the ready to explore the spectacular wildlife and unmatched scenery of Kwandwe at your leisure.


Uplands Homestead


Set in a remote and tranquil valley and available for the sole use of families and parties of up to six, Uplands offers a private safari experience complete with a full contingent of friendly staff, including a dedicated chef and butler to take care of your every whim.


This elegant 1905 farmhouse has been lovingly restored to retain all the charm and grace of yesteryear without losing any of its renowned warmth and ambience.

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