Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
Highlights Kwandwe is a conservation victory where today thousands of animals including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, leopard and cheetah freely roam its expansive plains. With only 4 small lodges on 22,000 ha/ 54,000 acres of privately owned land, Kwandwe ensures a high yield/ low impact conservation model while at the same time offering guests a private and unforgettable safari experience. Need to Know With breathtaking views over an acacia, aloe and spekboom-studded valley, the chic and quirky Ecca Lodge is contemporary in design. The 6 privately positioned and spacious suites accentuate the natural splendour that surrounds them. Wraparound wooden decks lead from sitting rooms and bedrooms to private plunge pools and outdoor showers. From 2017, each of the 3 Family Suites will include a private vehicle and ranger. Safaris Daily game drives, walks, boating, fishing as well as specialised safari activities and photographic safaris. Day and night game drives, nature walks, boat cruises and additional safari activities with specialised rangers such as big game walks, rhino monitoring and rhino conservation safaris. Maximum six guests on any activity. Wildlife Black and white rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, cheetah, black wildebeest, hippo, springbok, giraffe, brown hyena, aardvark, aardwolf, black footed cat, serval, eland, red hartebees and over 300 species of birds in their natural habitat, including river/ water life Local Activities Day and night game drives in open safari vehicles (no more than 6 guests per vehicle), fishing, massages, and bush banqueting, or visit Kwandwe’s community centre to see first-hand how responsible tourism is enriching the lives of those touched by Kwandwe. Facilities 6 Suites with private bathrooms, indoor & outdoor showers, personal in-room bar, private veranda & plunge pool overlooking the reserve, air-conditioning, large viewing deck & lodge pool at the main lodge, sitting room, dining room & bar area at the main lodge, children's play centre Accommodation Ecca Lodge consists of six spacious suites featuring bedrooms with a private deck and plunge pool. Blessed with breathtaking views over an Acacia, Aloe and Spekboom-studded valley, this chic lodge with a laid-back vibe offers the perfect wildlife experience for the young at heart. Emblazoned with the vibrant colours and textures of the African people, Ecca Lodge is intimate, relaxed, stylish and trendy. Accolades Ecca Lodge listed in the 2017 American Express Platinum Fine Dining 'Top 100' Awards; Conde Nast Traveller Hot List (UK and USA editions); Top 3 Best Social Involvement Programme in the Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards; Kwandwe listed in the Conde Nast Top Overseas Leisure Hotels category Runner up in the National Geographic World Legacy Awards Season Game viewing is excellent all year round. The warmest months are September to April. From May to August it is cooler. In winter there is a winter schedule to take the colder mornings and evenings into consideration - they also have all-in-one duvet jackets! Average Stay 3 nights Average Price (PPPN) 2016: ZAR 6 850 (low season) - ZAR 9 480 (peak season) per person sharing, per night, fully inclusive Child Policy All ages welcome. 3 Family Suites in camp from 2017. The Eastern Cape is malaria-free so ideal for families. Kwandwe offers a host of activities to keep kids entertained through its eco-focused Blue Crane Conservation Club
Latitude: -33.1304 Longitude: 26.5374
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- "just a great bush expereice in peaceful surroundings "
- "Overall we had an excellent experience when we visited Ecca Lodge. The professionalsim, attention to detail and cheerfulness of the entire team at the Lodge made for a truly enjoyable expreience. It was a great pleasure not to be competing with other vehicles on our game drives and to have the full attention of the guide and tracker enabled us to record some very special images while at the same time learning from these very knowledgable guys."
- "The most noticeable attribute about the Kwanwe staff is how happy and proud they are to be part of the Kwandwe Team. It is this aspect of caring and giving that makes Kwandwe unique."