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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve - Wilderness Walking Safaris


Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s unspoilt Eastern Cape Province lies Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a world-class Big Five safari destination. Renowned for quality guiding, understated luxury and the thousands of animals and wildlife that call the Reserve home, Kwandwe offers a range of safari activities and accommodation options to make every African Dream come true.

Where is Kwandwe Game Reserve located?

The 54 000 acres of pristine private wilderness stretch either side of the Great Fish River which meanders for 30 kilometres through scenic landscape and comprises just twenty-six rooms split across five very individual and distinct safari lodges and villas, according it one of the highest land to guest ratios in South Africa.

You can move through the dynamic South African landscape on foot alongside a private ranger and be part of the land's story at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve.

Enjoy sitting around the fire and cooking a meal over the open flames, share stories and listen to the sounds of Africa. Spend evenings beneath the stars for an authentic bush camp and safari experience.

When is the best time to go on a walking safari In Kwandwe?

Kwandwe’s cooler months offer the perfect opportunity to connect to the wilderness and wildlife whilst on foot. You can walk out from your room at your lodge or villa and explore the vast expanse of Kwandwe's private wilderness in the Eastern Cape and experience the most wonderful journey to a private fly-camp for the evening.

Are there any age limits for Winter Wilderness walking at Kwandwe? 

Ages 16 yrs. and older are welcome. A minimum stay of 3 nights is required at any of Kwandwe’s private villas or beautiful lodges in order to book the Winter Wilderness Walking experience. 

Your guests rooms remain available to you should you wish to return to the comfort of your suite at any time. You leave on foot and enjoy a picnic lunch in the wilderness before continuing to your private fly camp for the evening. A vehicle is available throughout the experience for you to choose when to walk and when to drive.

Are Kwandwe engaged in Conservation?

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a conservation victory. Comprising just 26 rooms split across five intimate lodges and villas. The successful development of this high yield/ low impact conservation model is key to furthering their numerous conservation initiatives.

The 22,000 hectares (54 000 acres) of pristine wilderness is home to the famous Big 5 as well as a diverse number of smaller and more unusual species. Thousands of animals including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant and cheetah roam these expansive plains. The Reserve is also sanctuary to numerous other threatened and endangered species.

Are the local communities integrated into Kwandwe’s conservation initiatives?

Kwandwe is committed to making a positive and lasting difference in the rural Eastern Cape, one of South Africa’s least developed provinces. Working through its social development partner, the Ubunye Foundation, Kwandwe invests in projects that improve lives and create sustainable livelihoods opportunities in marginalised rural communities.

Every guest staying at Kwandwe makes a direct contribution to community development through the Conservation and Community Levy (funds raised from this levy are split equally between these two initiatives).

Winter Wilderness Walks are subject to availability. Prices exclude accommodation. Please CONTACT US for more information.

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