Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is located in the beautiful and historically rich Eastern Cape, surrounded by 21 000 hectares/45 000 acres of exclusive, malaria-free wilderness and featuring 30kms of privately owned banks of the Great Fish River. Kwandwe means ‘Place of the Blue Crane’ in Xhosa, and is home to a population of these majestic endangered birds. Morning, afternoon/evening and night game-drives in open game viewing vehicles, guided walking and canoeing, bush sundowners and picnics on the Reserve, fishing, rhino and buffalo tracking, archaeological, Battlefield and Historical Tours to Grahamstown and surroundings. Bush breakfasts/dinners. Scenic coastal flights and Specialist Safaris - Frontiers @ Kwandwe, Carnivore research @ Kwandwe, and Photographic Safaris – at an additional cost.

Hotel Features
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Child Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-room Safe
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Uplands Homestead, built in 1905, is a restored farmhouse and features three spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and private verandas. Two rooms have bathrooms with a ball and claw bath and one room has a bathroom with an oval stone bath. Uplands is for the exclusive use of six guests, and is perfect for families, friends and small groups. The interior design is based on 1820s Settler style.

    Cancellation Policy

    FIT’s:

    At confirmation = 10% of total reservation value

    Less than 45 days prior to arrival = 100% of total reservation value


    Incentives, Conference and Leisure groups:

    At confirmation = 10% of total reservation value

    120 days = 50% of total reservation value

    90 Days = 100% of total reservation value


    We reserve the right to apply the following policy for any reduction in the numbers of rooms pertaining to a group booking:

    Groups of 10 rooms or less = Maximum reduction of 1 room permitted without penalty up to 45 days prior to travel

    Groups of 11 rooms or more = Maximum reduction of 2 rooms permitted without penalty up to 45 days prior to travel

    Kwandwe Private Game Reserve lies in the heart of South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape near Grahamstown, and is a natural conclusion to a journey along the world-famous Garden Route.