Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge in South Africa's Eastern Cape rated as one of the best for family safaris, is intimate and stylish with a contemporary flavour. This malaria-free Big Five safari destination is perfect for young and old.

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge situated within the pristine, malaria-free Kwande private Game Reserve near Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, is both child friendly and hip! The reserve flanks both the north and south banks of the Great Fish River and is home to hectares of ecologically varied landscape, graced with free roaming game and endangered species.

It’s intimate, luxurious and designed to be family friendly in a stylish eclectic way. They have six contemporary suites that are airy and open with barely a barrier between the indoors and the surrounding escarpment. The uniquely designed lodge incorporates wrap-around wooden decks with private plunge pools and outdoor showers, polished concrete floors combine with warm shades, mosaic mirrors and glassed showers creating a refreshing, ultra modern look that blends in well with the African bush.

Their stimulating play centre is ideal for keeping children busy. Twice daily game drives, guided river walks and hikes provide an opportunity for young and old to see a variety of animals in the wild. Kwandwe pride themselves on their guides' excellent attention to detail and guest delights. We've experienced it first hand and we agree!

This unique, chic lodge is the place to stay in the Eastern Cape! 

Caroline's Hot Tips

Relish in guest delights!

Take advantage of Kwandwe's educational child activities, which give parents a chance to really unwind.

The perfect safari ending to a Garden Route journey.

Enjoy the interactive kitchen. The chef will share some delectable recipes!

Get involved in their conservation projects, Rhino tracking and rhino conservation safari.

Receive special rates for long stay bookings.


'People don't take trips, trips take people!'

John Steinbeck

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Overview

BEST SUITED TO - Couples, friends or families

NUMBER OF ROOMS - Six suites

SUGGESTED LENGTH OF STAY - Three to four nights

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL - During the summer season which runs from November to April

CHILDREN - Children of all ages are welcome, but guest privacy must be respected

WE LOVE IT BECAUSE - It’s a chic, child friendly lodge with exceptional game viewing


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