Stylish and intimate, Kwandwe Ecca Lodge is emblazoned with the vibrant colours and textures of African culture and allure. A chic lodge nestled in natural bush lands, it offers the perfect wildlife experience for the romantics. The lodge is situated on rolling slopes and overlooks a beautiful spekboom, acacia and aloe-studded valley with steep shale cliffs in the backdrop. The inventive architecture of the six suites features walls made of wood panelling, interspersed with mesh-covered stone gabion, and pagoda-style corrugated iron roofs. Extremely spacious, the suites boast generously proportioned living rooms, bedrooms and ensuite bathroom, indoor shower, separate WC, and twin hand basin. Glass doors slide back leaving gauze screens that welcome cool, inviting breezes and aromatic fragrances of the bushveld. Wraparound wooden decks lead out from the sitting rooms and bedrooms to private plunge pools and outdoor showers.
Highlights within guest areas are the open interactive kitchen that serve sumptuous local and continental fare.
Swim in the gorgeous rim-flow lap pool lined with shaded decks and teak loungers and explore the natural splendour of Kwandwe on early morning and late afternoon and evening game drives in an open 4×4 safari vehicle. An armed ranger and tracker team share their extensive knowledge of the bush with you as you track the Big Five, as well as a variety of other wildlife. Experience the thrill of tracking big game (white rhino, black rhino, elephant, and buffalo) on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. The walk ends with a picnic lunch on the banks of the Great Fish River or at a scenic spot in the bush – very romantic. Go fishing, birding and enjoy a divine couples treatment at the spa.
What we love about Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
- Try an al fresco shower together on a balmy summer evening — it’s so refreshing!
- Request a bush experience with beanbags, simply unforgettable.
- After a long day packed with adventure unwind with a crisp drink and local chilli bite snacks that are as addictive as each other.