Kwandwe Game Reserve

Resort Features

1. Melton Manor at Kwandwe Game Reserve is an exclusive colonial style safari lodge. Kwandwe is a 54,000 acre malaria-free wilderness in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is one of the most exclusive family friendly game reserves in the world, and is home to the ‘Africa Big Five’ which include the black and white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard. Views from Melton Manor overlook the plains and at night time, the clear skies are full of thousands of stars and constellations which guests can enjoy in total peace and serenity.
2. Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is in the Eastern Cape. Weather patterns vary but generally this area enjoys hot, wet Summers and cool, dry Winters. The most rainfall is between September and March. Daytime temperatures in Summer (October to March) are high and and can be above 36 C degrees/97 F. There are many beautiful warm days in Winter from May to August, but early mornings can be chilly. The game viewing is excellent all year round.
3. Kwandwe Private Game Reserve has an airfield to welcome private air charters directly onto the reserve. The nearest main airport is a 20 minute flight away in Port Elizabeth. Alternatively, Kwandwe is a 2 hour drive from Port Elizabeth. The famous Garden Route of the Cape stretches from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, weaving along the Cape coast through National Parks, indigenous forests, and over Storms River. The landscapes of the Klein Karoo and Oudsthoorn and holiday towns such as Knysna, George, Mossel Bay and Harmanus are great places to stop along the Garden Route to learn about African birdlife, ostriches, and maybe try some whale spotting. We recommend combining a visit to Kwandwe with a tour of the Garden Route.
4. Conservation is a driving force of all the work carried out at Kwandwe. The 54,000 acres of the park represent a wildlife conservation victory, enabling the reintroduction of the endangered black rhinoceros to the area, as well as returning the cheetah to the Great Fish River Valley for the first time since 1888. Kwandwe proudly provides a safe refuge for rare small species such as the Serval, African wildcat and Small spotted Cat and is a breeding refuge for the Blue Crane.
5. The most helpful website for fact finding and general information about this area of South Africa is provided by South Africa Explored.
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