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Coulsdon. Surrey
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ecca Lodge, is one of the four purpose built accommodation areas on the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Ecca Lodge has six suites surrounding a main house for meals etc. The suites are huge, beautifully appointed with large bathrooms a lounge and terraces with a plunge pool. All the suites are totally private and are not overlooked in any way....

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cymag, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kwandwe and everything the reserve has to offer. You were indeed very fortunate to have seen a cheetah kill! We will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the Ecca Lodge team and hope...

London eng
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kwandwe has provided the cherry on top of the icing of a very big South African cake. It would be wrong of me to mention individual names because to us there is a great chemistry going on here, a real team effort that as a guest you really appreciate. Well done and thank you for providing such a memorable experience....

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear stuart2104, Thank you for your kind words and your delightful feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your interaction with the team. We will be sure to pass on your comments and hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future! Warm regards, The Kwandwe family

Narberth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic game reserve. Fab service from v friendly staff. Beautiful accommodation & food. Very family friendly. Emma & Jenny are great managers. Lindi and Mandla couldn't do enough! We had the best team with Ruan & Vusi- spotting game everywhere! The whole team are great fun. What's great is that the service is individual- a small number...

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear RamshornFarm, Thank you very much for having taken the time to write your feedback, and apologies for our delayed reply. We will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to Emma, Jenny, Lindi, Mandla, Ruan, Vusi and the rest of the team - and hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future! Warm regards, The...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Kwande / Ecca Lodge was very welcoming, with a homely, friendly atmosphere. Everyone was extremely helpful and always in a good mood, especially our guide (Marc) and our tracker (Andy). The safari was an amazing experience and so different to any place we'd ever been before! Thanks to Marc and Andy, we found lots of animals, but also found out...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were 11 people celebrating my 8oth birthday (3 generations from a 9 year old to myself). We took over the whole lodge accommodation of 6 villas. What a wonderful experience we all had. The Rangers and trackers are very professional, very friendly. The staff at the lodge were also friendly and did their job. The accommodation is beautiful with...

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Richard P, Thank you for having chosen Kwandwe for your special occasion. We were delighted to have been able to host you and your family at Ecca Lodge and to have been able to celebrate with you. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to the rest of the team and hope to be able to welcome...

Cape Town
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was looking forward to a relaxing holiday but I had no idea how excellent it would be here at Kwandwe and Ecca Lodge. From the moment we arrived the service was superb in every way. Every staff member was friendly, happy and helpful. It was like they live in paradise...which Kwandwe is a paradise! This was by far our...

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear mothercityhiker, Thank you very much for your detailed and thoughtful feedback! We too believe that Kwandwe, and the Eastern Cape on the whole, is a very special place and it is a privilege to be able to share it with others. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Graeme, Sunette, Nick and Rasi, and hope to...

Cape Town
Reviewed 11 October 2016

From the moment you arrive at Kwandwe you are made to feel special and nothing is too much trouble. This is by far the best game reserve we have had the pleasure of staying at in the Eastern Cape. Our guide and tracker were excellent and ensured we got to experience some amazing sightings. The land is also incredibly diverse...

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear iJonty M, Thank you for having taken the time to write your feedback and apologies for our delayed reply. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Ecca Lodge. We do hope that you will return to Kwandwe one day! Kind regards, The Kwandwe Family

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Kwandwe is a truly outstanding place. From the moment we arrived at reception we were treated like royalty. We were greated by the staff and the General Manager with lemonade and cookies and big warm smiles. We were then whisked off to Ecca lodge where we sat down for a delicious lunch before our game drive. Our ranger Connor was...

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear BuxomWench87, Thank you for having taken the time to your write your detailed and very thoughtful feedback. Apologies for our delay in replying. We are so happy to hear that you and your fiancé enjoyed your time at Kwandwe and your stay at Ecca Lodge. It is always wonderful to hear about our guests' special wildlife encounters and memorable...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Kwandwe is fortunate to have over 22 000h of land. The terrain varies and offers pretty much everything. If one set's their expectations straight from day one and accepts that this is not the Kruger National Park nor the Timbavati then you are in for a treat. Game Experience: We were very fortunate to have Nick (Head Ranger) as our...

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Well, what can I say! This was recommended to me by Audley Travel agents after much deliberation between this and Shamwari reserve. I wanted a 5 star intimate experience with the chance to see as much wildlife as possible without being crowded. I wanted tranquility and elegance and knowledge of the wildlife. I really was not disappointed! I was with...

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KwandweManagement, Manager at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Russell W, Thank you so much for your feedback and for having chosen Kwandwe to celebrate the special occasion of your partner's 40th birthday. We will be sure to pass on your message to Richie, Lindi, Nic, Jay and the rest of the Ecca Lodge team. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Warm regards, The Kwandwe...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A safari lodge with an attitude, Ecca Lodge is one of a kind. Witty and brash, yet intimate; giant Warhol-like prints, retro light fittings, and shades of olive, rust and burnt orange surprise and delight. Pagoda-style corrugated iron roofs playfully top wooden paneled walls interspersed with mesh-covered stone gabion. Minimalist chic flows from spacious living areas in the guest suites to bedroom and bathroom. Wraparound wooden decks lead from sitting rooms and bedrooms to private plunge pools and outdoor showers. Flavours and aromas waft from the open interactive kitchen, while comfortable loungers beckon around a serene rim-flow lap pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Address: Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $546 - $957 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“It matters not, just go....”
 of 5 bubbles Cymag, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The villas are all within walking distance but 1 and 4 are the closest to the main buildings. Well lit at night”
 of 5 bubbles W1034WErichardp, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had room 2 at Ecca Lodge and it was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles mothercityhiker, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay at Ecca Lodge not River Lodge”
 of 5 bubbles AntonG605, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you are after another level of exclusivity, look at Uplands and Melton manor on the same resort”
 of 5 bubbles scottyrat, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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