Kwandwe Melton Manor

  • A chic and contemporary safari villa, ideal for families or parties of up to eight travellers
  • Situated in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a malaria-free, Big Five reserve in the Eastern Cape
  • Includes a private chef, butler, guide, tracker and 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Easily accessed from Cape Town and an ideal finale to any Garden Route itinerary

Kwandwe Melton Manor is amidst 54,000 acres of pristine wilderness, which is 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.

Melton Manor is one of two exclusive-use villas on Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. There is no better way for a group of family members or friends to enjoy a safari. However, if you have a slightly smaller family or prefer something a little more colonial in style, you need look no further than Melton Manor’s sister property, Uplands Homestead.

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

The villa property consists of four en-suite bedrooms and its welcoming U-shape is cleverly designed around the central courtyard and its large, inviting swimming pool. The style is distinctively South African – pieces of simple colonial furniture combine with deep, comfortable sofas whilst subtle game and bush references complement the local environment.

The interactive farm-style kitchen encourages you to get stuck in and try your hand at fusing flavours under the expert guidance of your personal chef. Alternatively, just watch as delicious meals take shape. The lodge is a member of Relais & Châteaux, ensuring top-quality hospitality and cuisine.

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. The big difference here is that your private 4×4 safari vehicle, complete with your very own guide and tracker, allows you full flexibility during your safaris.