Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

  • Six spacious suites with private decks and plunge pools
  • Situated in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a malaria-free, Big Five reserve in the Eastern Cape
  • Perfect for both young families and couples travelling alone
  • Easily accessed from Cape Town and an ideal finale to any Garden Route itinerary

Ecca Lodge is probably the best lodge in the Eastern Cape for families, but it is great for couples too – a rare property that caters to everyone!

Ecca Lodge is a small, modern safari lodge that has been designed to be chic, luxurious and family friendly. This property is great for travellers who do not have the time to get up to the Kruger or Madikwe regions and it offers a very high quality malaria-free safari.

Situated about two-and-a-half hours from Port Elizabeth, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is easily accessed by road but scheduled and charter flights are also available for added convenience. The location of Ecca Lodge makes it perfect for adding on to any Garden Route itinerary.

Each of the six spacious suites has its own private deck and plunge pool. The main area entices you in after the day’s safari activities and includes a shared lodge pool. An interactive kitchen tempts and tantalises with colours and aromas, while a play centre for children keeps little hands busy for hours. The lodge is a member of Relais & Châteaux, ensuring top-quality hospitality and cuisine.

Kwandwe’s 54,000 acres of pristine wilderness are home to the Big Five as well as a diversity of smaller and unique species. This vast expanse of wildlife flanks both the north and south banks of the Great Fish River, which meanders for 19 miles through the reserve. Activities on offer include morning and evening game drives, in search of the big game species inhabiting the reserve. After breakfast bush walks are an option for guests who enjoy spending some time looking at smaller animals and plants in more detail. Fishing, boating and picnics are also available.