Perched along the lush green banks of its namesake, Great Fish River Lodge has been designed to showcase the endless landscape in which it is set. Large viewing decks allow for a fully immersive experience in nature and are the perfect spot to watch majestic kudu meander down to the river for a drink, or enjoy an African sunset.
The nearest national airport is in Port Elizabeth, which lies 160 km (100 miles) from the reserve. There are daily scheduled flights from both Cape Town and Johannesburg international airports to Port Elizabeth. From there, it is 2 hours by road to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. The reserve also has a private airstrip; please enquire for details on charter flights and GPS coordinates.
Featuring a classic-contemporary style of understated elegance and earthy tones, Great Fish River Lodge is all about tranquillity and solitude. Nine spacious suites feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors, revealing an uninterrupted wilderness, and all have ensuite bathrooms, and an outdoor shower as well as indoor bath and shower. At the main area, relax on the outdoor deck, curl up in the library, and enjoy delicious African-inspired meals in the candlelit dining room or in the boma.
Twice daily game drives, nature walks accompanied by an armed ranger, and big game walking safaris with the opportunity to track white and black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot, are all included in your stay. A private guide and vehicle is available at an extra charge. Back at the lodge, relax by your private plunge pool on the thatched terrace, or step inside and cocoon within the comfortable living spaces after a day of exploring the reserve.