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Kwandwe Game Reserve

Fort Brown
30km from Grahamstown

Tel : (046) 603 3400
Fax : (046) 603 3401
Email : info@kwandwe.co.za
Web : www.kwandwe.com

Situated along South Africa's eastern coastline is the Eastern Cape province, renowned for being a world-class, malaria-free safari destination. In the heart of the Eastern Cape is Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a conservation victory boasting 22 000 hectares (54 400 acres) of former farmland that has been restored and restocked with wildlife. This pristine wilderness area is home to a diverse array of wildlife including Africa's Big Five.

A vast wilderness flanking the banks of the Great Fish River in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is home to four award-winning Lodges offer a range of accommodation options and activities to make every African Dream come true.

Get Directions

Recommended route to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

From Port Elizabeth to Kwandwe

- From Port Elizabeth travel eastwards along the N2 towards Grahamstown

- Travel past Grahamstown and the Settlers Monument, ignoring the 'Beaufort Street' and 'R67 Port Alfred' turn-offs

- A few kilometres past Grahamstown turn left onto the road at the 'R67 Fort Beaufort'

- Wind your way through the Ecca Pass for approximately 22kms. On your right you will see a large sign indicating 'The Great Fish River Reserve'. Turn left into the gravel road opposite this sign. There are two smaller signs on the left marked 'Kwandwe' and 'Kranzdrift'.

- Travel about 5km to reach the Kwandwe gate, and continue straight along that road for a further 6km

- The first house on the left is Heatherton Towers Reception area, where you will check-in and leave your car. You will then be transferred to either Great Fish River Lodge, Ecca Lodge, Uplands Homestead or Melton Manor, which is between 15-30 minutes drive away.

From East London to Kwandwe

- From East London travel along the N2 towards King Williamstown and then on to Grahamstown

- Before reaching Grahamstown turn right onto the road at the 'R67 Fort Beaufort'

- Wind your way through the Ecca Pass for approximately 22kms. On your right you will see a large sign indicating 'The Great Fish River Reserve'. Turn left into the gravel road opposite this sign. There are two smaller signs on the left marked 'Kwandwe' and 'Kranzdrift'.

- Travel about 5km to reach the Kwandwe gate, and continue straight for a further 6km

The first house on the left is Heatherton Towers Reception area, where you will check-in and leave your car. You will then be transferred to either Great Fish River Lodge, Ecca Lodge, Uplands Homestead or Melton Manor, which are between 15-30 minutes drive away.

Distance Chart

Port Elizabeth / Kwandwe: 160km (1 hour 45 mintues)

East London / Kwandwe: 185km (2 hours)

Please be aware, as you approach the Lodge that you are in a wilderness area where predators and high-profile game roam freely. Do not leave your car for any reason. Should you require assistance, kindly call the Lodge on 046 603 3400. Wherever possible and available, we do provide covered parking for guest vehicles but please be advised that we cannot be held responsible for theft, loss or damage, howsoever caused, whilst vehicles are parked on our premises.


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