Great Fish River Lodge
This founding lodge in Kwandwe Reserve features a classic-contemporary style of simple elegance that embraces the lodge’s splendid setting high up on a steep bank overlooking the Great Fish River.
Stone walls, thatch roofs and long wooden walkways bring natural materials into the interiors, blurring the distinction between inside and outside. The nine luxurious suites have been designed to take full advantage of the spectacular scenery.
Floor-to-ceiling framed glass doors fold back to reveal an uninterrupted wilderness, and the en-suite bathrooms, complete with bath as well as indoor and outdoor showers offer unmatched views over the sweeping landscape beyond. Enjoy a spacious thatched veranda and private plunge pool with terrace in every suite.
Tasty African-inspired meals are served on private decks, in the candlelit dining room, or in the cozy boma under a magnificent starlit sky.
South Africa’s ‘wild’ province, the Eastern Cape features expanses of untouched beach, bush and forest. This was Nelson Mandela’s home province, and is an area with some enticing attractions – among them the Addo Elephant National Park, with the densest elephant population in the world; the dramatic Wild Coast; and, of course, Mandela’s home at Qunu.
There are some spectacular private game reserves here, including Kwandwe, Shamwari and River Bend (on a private part of Addo).