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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights at the Great Fish River Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The lodges are of a very high standard with an outside shower, a sun deck and a small pool. All of the communal areas are very clean and...More

Thank Irons19
Response from KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Irons19, We are so glad to hear that you had such a great experience with us at Kwandwe. We will definitely pass along your compliments to Wez and Banana. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards The Kwandwe Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Kwandwe now for many years - and the experience never seize to amaze. The staff, the lodging, the reserve, the food, activities, investment in security & nature preservation and the community! The big win is that it is not over crowded...More

Thank Kunzfam
Response from KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kumzfam, We are so glad to hear that you have had such great experiences with us at Kwandwe. Our staff are dedicated to ensuring you are exposed to the full Kwandwe experience - beautiful scenery, delicious food, and luxurious accommodation! We hope to see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our travel schedule to the Garden Route was such that it didn’t make sense to make a side trip to the Sabi Sands area but we were desperate for an authentic safari experience. Kwandwe was recommended to us but having had the opportunity over many...More

Thank tony_cleo
Response from KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tony_cleo We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us at Kwandwe. We will definitely pass along your compliments to Nic N and Sibo. It is always such a treat seeing all the wildlife and amazing to see all...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

All the fantastic comments in other reviews are true - this place is out of this world. Highlights were seeing a herd of 40 odd elephants pass by, seeing lions walk past our jeep and seeing the elusive leopard - all at extremely close quarters....More

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Response from KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 6 April 2018

Dear Tourbutton It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe. We'll definitely pass your praise along to Yungama and Alfie. It's very humbling to see a large herd of elephants - they truly are majestic animals, and leopards no less! We hope...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We have spent 5 nights at the Big Fish River Lodge at Kwandwe...and have already booked to return to this amazing place. We have loved everything the lodge has to offer, from the warm welcome we received on arrival at reception, to the stunning thatched...More

Thank Ailsa F
Response from KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Great Fish River LodgeResponded 8 March 2018

Dear Alisa It's lovely to hear that you've already booked a return! We'll definitely pass those compliments along to Wez and Banana. It is incredibly lucky to see a pride of lion - let alone to see them seeking prey! We'll be delighted to have...More

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Free Parking
Restaurant
Pool
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
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Multilingual Staff
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Pool
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US$1,135 - US$4,676 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Price range
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BriKow
3 May 2017|
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Response from KwandweManagement | Property representative |
Hi BriKow, Thank you for your query. We do not have a gym on the reserve, however you would be able to participate in the following activities during your stay: - We offer walks with a ranger and tracker, and should you... More
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Lynette W
29 January 2017|
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Response from Elzette D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, March should still be fairly warm. But always quite cool on game drives in the evenings. With the whole South Africa praying for rain, hopefully their will be some bit Kwandwe set up to handle all weather conditions!!
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