A mere hop and skip from Port Elizabeth,just off the N2,lies the Idyllic Kwantu Game Reserve. We decided to take the kids on a much needed weekend away, and WOW, were we blown away by our weekend sojourn at Kwantu!
On our arrival,we were received like royalty by the very hospitable,very professional Lucky and his team,who continued to cater to our every whim throughout our stay. After a tour of the Pollard's inn,we were whisked away to our rooms...beautifully laid out, very spacious and airy,with a lovely,modern bathroom and private balcony overlooking the reserve with a view to die for!
Kwantu is not just a Game reserve,there's so much more on offer...a little something for everyone! There are special breeding programmes for the larger cats with an emphasis on conservation...a definite learning experience for all of us. Kwantu boasts a lovely touch farm,where kids and adults alike can get 'up close and personal' to the smaller animals and birds. For warmer weather,the tennis courts and swimming pool are definite attractions!
An amazing,very conveniently located entertainment room is also available...kitted out with a flat screen tv,comfy couches with an array of magazines for light reading. The pool table and air hockey proved to be a fave with us,esp the kids! Bicycles for both the young and young at heart are available and is a fun way of cycling in an open,safe and very secure environment...the best way to acquaint one's self around the Pollard's Inn! Great conferencing as well as prayer facilities are also available.
Meal times were simply sumptuous...each one offering an array of delicious veg and halaal meat options to cater for every palate....with awesome desserts to round off a perfect meal! Needless to say,we were spoilt for choice! Thanks to the wonderfully attentive 'Moosa' in the dining room who ensured that we were well taken care of at meal times.
The absolute highlight of our trip was the 3 hr game drive with the wonderful,very knowledgeable Lucas,who made the drive a memorable one indeed. We were lucky to have great weather and were privy to a host of animals which the previous group hadn't seen...giraffe, zebras,elephants,hippo's,loads of waterbuck and lions,up close...what an amazing experience!
Kudo's to Shakir Jeeva and his amazing team for an unforgettable,breathtaking,oh-so-memorable,5 star experience, in beautiful tranquil surroundings,with excellent hospitality!!! What more can I say! Kwantu gave us exactly what we needed...an amazing treat for the body,mind and soul...total rejuvenation and wonderful unforgettable ,quality family time! We'll definitely be back in the near future...watch this space!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kwantu is situated near Port Elizabeth with its offering spanning everything from the big 5 to Kwantu's own elephant sanctuary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kwantu Private Game Reserve Hotel Sidbury
- Kwantu Private Game Reserve South Africa/Sidbury