Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

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Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Renowned for understated luxury and breath taking scenery, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve lies in the heart of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Set in this 22 000 hectares (54 000 acres) of malaria-free private wilderness, Ecca Lodge offers accommodation and experiences that will make every African safari dream a reality. 

Kwande Ecca Lodge is a child-friendly lodge that successfully combines a relaxed, modern atmosphere with a genuine safari experience. Adorned with giant Warhol-esque prints and retro shades of olive and burnt orange, this lodge has the feel of a hip, cosmopolitan penthouse. Add breath-taking views over an Acacia studded valley and you have the perfect getaway for the young at heart.

The six comfortable, well-appointed rooms are open and airy with spacious living rooms, en-suite bathrooms and vast viewing decks that leave barely anything between the indoors and the beautiful surrounding shale cliffs. As a family-friendly lodge, rooms can be fenced for children.

Guest areas include an interactive kitchen, rim-flow lap pool with shaded decks and teak loungers as well as the nearby interpretive library, where you are welcome to unwind with a good book. Children are entertained and cared for by a lively, dedicated team at the kid’s play centre. Game drives are available for children over six and baby-sitting can be arranged for younger ones.

There is a wide range of activities for guests during their stay. Morning and evening game drives as well as guided bush walks, fishing, canoeing, bush picnics and rhino tracking can all be taken with an experienced and passionate game ranger. These skilled rangers and trackers will track a wide variety of animal and bird species, taking guests on an exploration of the four habitats that converge at Kwandwe. These game drives will get you as close as you can get to the legendary Big Five and our magnificent wildlife species that have their home on the reserve.

A thrilling night drive will take you on a nocturnal adventure into the surrounding bush looking for wildlife such as the aardwolf, aardvark, bat-earned fox and lion. Archaeological drives and helicopter trips are also available.


Property Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Kiddies Club
  • Malaria Free
  • Pool
  • Restaurant

Available Services

  • Airport Shuttles
  • Babysitting Service
  • Credit Card
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service

Activities Nearby

  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Walks
  • Historical Tours

Room Types


Set in thick vegetation overlooking a dense valley, Ecca Lodge offers breathtaking views onto an escarpment of steep shale cliffs.

Six spacious and private Suites are located a short distance away from the main lodge aera, each in its own position away from the other Suites. Each Suite features a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, separate w.c, twin hand basin and a private deck with plunge pool.

Interior design reflects natural textures in hues of burnt aloe orange, rust and olive. Furnishings combine clean, contemporary sofas with venerable old collectables from the area. Guest areas feature a spacious sitting room with fireplace, dining room and bar area and a deep veranda with expansive wooden viewing decks overlooking rolling spekboom valleys with a backdrop of the distant cliff-faces of ecca shale. At the main lodge area there is also a swimming pool and an intimate study.