Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Accommodation: Luxury lodges and private villas
Activities: Game drives, bush walks, fishing, historic tours, birding
Highlights: Rhino tracking and great kids activities
Kwandwe Game Reserve is a malaria-free Eastern Cape game reserve near Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth, South Africa. After touring the world famous Garden Route, Kwandwe offers superb Big Five safaris in an historic area. The reception of the reserve is a Frontier War-era fortified homestead.
Kwandwe means 'Place of the Blue Crane', and indeed is home to an impressive population of South Africa's highly endangered national bird. Besides the Blue Crane, Kwandwe protects many threatened species, such as the Knysna Woodpecker, Cape Grysbok, Black Wildebeest, Black Rhino, Crowned Eagle and Black-footed Cat.
Guests at this malaria-free Eastern Cape game reserve in South Africa can enjoy a unique Big Five safari experience steeped in nature, history and culture near Grahamstown. Covering 22 000 hectares of previously neglected land, Kwandwe Game Reserve has gone to great lengths to restore the region's natural African wildlife. Visitors can also learn more about the Frontier Wars of 1779 to 1878 between the Xhosa, the Dutch farmers and the 1820 Settlers from England.