Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

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1 bedroom, premium bedding, minibar, free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
1 bedroom, premium bedding, minibar, free WiFi
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Overview of Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

4 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All inclusive
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
Heatherton Towers, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, 6140

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKwandwe Private Game Reserve6 min walk
  • Popular LocationObservatory Museum48 min drive
  • Popular LocationCathedral of St. Michael and St. George48 min drive

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About this area


Located in Grahamstown, Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge is in a rural area and on a river. Local points of interest include Kwandwe Private Game Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Kwandwe Private Game Reserve - 6 min walk
  • Observatory Museum - 48 min drive
  • Cathedral of St. Michael and St. George - 48 min drive
  • South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity - 48 min drive
  • Amazwi South African Museum of Literature - 49 min drive

About this property

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Family-friendly lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a complimentary children's club are available at this smoke-free lodge. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, spa services, laundry facilities, and a picnic area are onsite. All 17 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and heated floor (bathroom), while conveniences include dining areas and refrigerators. Other amenities available to guests include free WiFi, minibars, and premium bedding.
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge offers 17 accommodations with minibars and complimentary bottled water. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers.

Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

All inclusive details

This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Free babysitting/childcare
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Separate dining area


  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Picnic area


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Children's robes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Dining room
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator


  • Heated floor (bathroom)
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from noon - 5:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 350 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a first aid kit

Property is also known as

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Grahamstown
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Hotel
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Hotel Grahamstown
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Lodge Grahamstown
Kwandwe Great Fish River
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Lodge
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Grahamstown
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge Lodge Grahamstown

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 15 reviews
5 - Excellent 93%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 15 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 15 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 15 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 15 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Kwandwe is a unique place. Nature is amazing the lodges are Luxurious yet made with natural material. The view from the lodge is incredible you can even see animals from there. the employees are very kind and service is above expectation The safari is twice a day . The ranger and tracker team was exceptional . We learnt so much from them. We were recommended by people who spent a few days there and we will definitely recommend this unforgettable place. We spend 4 nights and saw all the animals you can expect.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Exceptional property with amazing staff and excellent game drives
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Fish River Lodge - August 2019
The Great Fish River Lodge offers beautiful accommodations and an excellent safari experience. We feel that it would exceed the expectations of all first-time safari travelers. However, we have visited multiple safari camps and lodges in four African countries and would offer the following comments. The photos on their website are accurate. The location is clean and well maintained. The linens are high quality. There are international and USB charging outlets. Wifi works well. We really liked that Kwandwe provides free laundry services as many locations now charge an additional fee. We liked that the camp is unfenced as this provides a more authentic experience. Safari drives at this location, unlike most we have visited, are in uncovered vehicles that necessitate the use of sun protection. They only drive off-road to view cats. The landscape is primary covered by thicket that can make clear viewing of wildlife difficult. We did not see the “Big 5” during our visit, however we did have multiple excellent wildlife sighting, including black rhino. While our guides/drivers were energetic, accommodating and focused on providing the best experience possible, we did not feel the same about the remaining staff. We perceived the lodge staff to be simply “going through the motions” without focusing on providing first class individualized service to the guests. The staff seemed tired and “burnt out”. We enjoyed our stay, but would recommend other locations to our friends.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and very comfortable place to stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic stay. Great game drives, saw all the animals we wanted, and had excellent service from the staff
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018