You know a place is special when you are dropped off to leave and tears form in your eyes...and they’re still there 2 hours later. I never imagined Kwandwe would move me in the way it did. A combination of the people, the land, and the experience make this a one of a kind place.
I stayed 3 nights on Great Fish River Lodge. From the moment I arrived, I was treated as if a member of the Kwandwe pride. Everyone immediately learns your name, and the friendly interactions make for a very positive experience.
You are assigned a tracker and guide for your entire stay. I was lucky to get the A-Team of Vusi and Ruan. Top notch, incredible, outgoing duo! Over the course of 6 game drives during my stay, we viewed elephants, cheetah, rhino, giraffe, buffalo, every member of the antelope family, leopard tortoise, warthog, and the ultimate king—a roaring male lion!! Add to that sundowners and sun-uppers on every trek. The guest to land to animal ratio is unmatched anywhere else. And the conservation explanations by Ruan and Graeme added to the ecological understanding taking place here.
Accommodations are luxurious, the food as delicious and varied. I visited alone but was never lonely. All the guests interacted with each other and shared their days’ stories over meals. The employees care...about you, the property, and each other. My only wish would be spending significant time here sharing the bond that Kwandwe delivers!
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- 9 Main Lodge suites, 6 Ecca Lodge suites and 3 bedroom villa ... more less
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