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at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

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... a much larger home close by - the lodge has several large bedrooms, communal areas for cooking/dining/socializing, a pool and...
... long day. So sometimes we had to get dinner delivered to our room so we could put kids to bed soon after they ate. But in the...
... shower (they have one inside too) large bathroom huge bedroom with a great view. You will see lots of birds, nyala,...

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David Appletree Likes to Travel wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York5 contributions
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Just visited in December (2019) with my extended family / friends - there were 15 of us (10 adults and 5 kids) together across several of the lodges - my immediate family and my sister in law's family (9 of us) stayed in the Fort House which was simply gorgeous / immaculate - apparently it was the owner's home prior to the construction of a much larger home close by - the lodge has several large bedrooms, communal areas for cooking/dining/socializing, a pool and outside sitting areas overlooking a lawn and a small watering hole (smallish due to recent drought conditions) which was visited daily by giraffes, rhinos, baboons, warthogs and many, many birds - we stayed for several days with two game drives per day (early and late in the day) as well as a day-time bush walk with one of the guides (Ivan) - I must say we were extraordinarily, and I mean extraordinarily lucky during our stay, to have multiple sightings of lions (including an entire pride), cheetahs and even the elusive leopards - in fact, we saw several kills (I know, it's a little upsetting, but it's the circle of life an all that) which we hear from our guides (Ivan and Ruan) is almost unheard of - we saw many, many animals including all of the big 5 - also hippos, many antelope varieties and zebras - given the time of year, there were a lot of young / babies as well - food was amazing and was cooked by a chef and his team in the Fort House kitchen (with lots of customization and exceptions for all the kids and some strict diet requirements and allergies) - we also had an outside happy / refreshment hour way out on the preserve to watch the sunset one evening and a large farewell dinner at an outside dining / kitchen location - was really just a tremendous and very comfortable / pleasing bucket-list experience for everyone. Highly recommend Kwandwe and want to definitely highlight our fantastic guides, Ivan and Ruan (and his wife), the chef / cooking / staff and guest care team who bent over backwards for all of us and the long time game trackers that provided us with the chance to see / experience so much in such a short period of time. Thank you, KWANDWE !
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: We were only in the Fort House which I can highly recommend.
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Response from KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Dear ADavidPAppletree Thank you very much for taking the time to post your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Fort House. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Ruan, Ivan and the rest of the team. We are very pleased that you had such amazing wildlife encounters with the Leopard being a definite highlight. We hope to welcome you back to Kwandwe in the near future! Kind regards The Kwandwe family
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Farhannah A wrote a review Jan 2020
Bulli, Australia53 contributions10 helpful votes
Perfect place for a family holiday. Very accommodating of the kids, rooms were perfect for up to 4 ppl.
Service was amazing, the staff were most attentive and accommodating. Especially for getting the kids meals ready quickly.

The game drives were great, our ranger (Nick) and spotter (sakhi) were great. They adapted according to our family needs, knew when we needed to stop to stretch our legs and have a quick snack. Nic knew when kids were needing something extra to keep them engaged and duly supplied a fast drive with some excitement to lift the spirits! We saw a great variety of animals and the best part was understanding some animal interactions- for example we saw an elephant and rhino face off over food, elephant herd respond to cheetah nearby and so on. Nick explained so much to us and it was great learning for the kids and adults alike.

The only negative comment I would have is that the dinner service at ecca lodge was a bit too slow for our kids, who were exhausted after a long day. So sometimes we had to get dinner delivered to our room so we could put kids to bed soon after they ate. But in the scheme of things, it was a minor issue only
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Dear farhannaha Thank you so much for taking the time to post your thoughtful feedback, and also sharing some of the amazing wildlife encounters you’re experienced on your safari with us. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Nick and Sakhi and also the Ecca Lodge staff. Thank you for the constructive feedback on the meal service, this is something we will definitely have a look at and make sure we are more accommodating to both adults and kids alike. We hope to see you again in the future for another Family Kwandwe Safari Experience. Warm Regards The Kwandwe Family
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Elizabeth wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom96 contributions29 helpful votes
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I have been travelling in SA with a friend and we have stayed in some beautiful places but Kwandwe is just another level. Every aspect is stunning, we had a lodge with a splash pool, outdoor shower (they have one inside too) large bathroom huge bedroom with a great view. You will see lots of birds, nyala, warthogs and sometimes an elephant outside your window. The game drives are exciting and the guides and trackers are amazing ours were Nico and Andy. The food is fabulous, if you've never been on safari this is o E of the best and the reserve is stunning.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from KwandweManagement, Front Office Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Responded 1 Apr 2020
Dear ElizabethBirdee Thank you so much for taking the time to give us suck an great review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed all the beauty that Kwandwe has to offer and that you had such an amazing safari experience. We hope to see you again in the near future to make some more amazing memories with us. Warm Regards The Kwandwe Family
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mini79 wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom54 contributions6 helpful votes
Just back from a 3 night stay at Great Fish Lodge, an incredibly memorable time. We were lucky enough to see lions, a leopard and her cubs, cheetah, elephants, buffalo and much more. Our guide Doc and tracker Rassi were extremely knowledgeable, and their passion for wildlife and Kwande really shone through. The lodge and the room were great. Fantastic food and service and some lovely touches such as bubbles in the room on our last night. Elton and his team were wonderful. We had an absolutely magical time.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from KwandweManagement, Front Office Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Responded 1 Apr 2020
Dear mini79 Thank you so much for your lovely review, and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Great Fish River Lodge. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Lodge and the Safari Experience and that Doc and Rassie were able to share their passion for the wildlife and Reserve with you. We hope that you will get the opportunity to come back and make some more magical memories with us at Kwandwe. Kind Regards The Kwandwe Family.
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Carole F wrote a review Jun 2019
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My husband Craig and I were lucky enough to visit the Great River Lodge, Kwandwe this May on my first visit to South Africa. From the moment we arrived we felt we had come home. Our room was luxuriously appointed and beautifully presented each day and the staff couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. The food, wine and lodge itself is divine and nothing could beat sitting in front of the roaring fire in the lodge lounge, glass in hand debriefing with our fellow guests (many who became firm friends) at the end of each day. For four days we were lucky enough to be out in the reserve game driving with our ranger and tracker, Jono and Ernie, whose teamwork and years of experience combined to give us a special wildlife and natural beauty experience each and every day. Not only did they impart a huge amount of information regarding the animal, bird and flora species within the park but also the importance of respect and non-intervention in the natural order. Many tears were shed as we left and we can't thank you enough Kwandwe for this once in a lifetime experience.......we would return in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from KwandweManagement, Front Office Manager at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Responded 1 Apr 2020
Dear CaroleF1225 Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review. We are so happy to hear that you had such a Unforgettable & Life Changing Safari Experience with us at Great Fish River Lodge, and are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the lodge and had the opportunity to gain some new friends who could enjoy the experience with you. We hope to see you again in the near future, and We will definitely pass on your praise to Jono, Ernie and the Great Fish River Lodge Team. Kind Regards The Kwandwe Family
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