Kwandwe Game Reserve


gallery

Place of the Blue Crane (and Big 5)


Kwandwe Private Game Reserve flanks both the north and south banks of the meandering Great Fish River. The Indian Ocean’s breeze turns Kwandwe’s south-facing slopes into dense forest-like thickets of Euphorbia trees whilst the north-facing slopes span out into bushveld. Meaning ‘place of the blue crane’ in Xhosa, Kwandwe is home to South Africa’s national bird along with all of the Big 5.

Early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives allow visitors to view different animals’ habits. Cool mornings reveal grazing game while the late afternoon ushers animals to the river banks to drink. Nightfall showcases the reserve’s nocturnal residents: the aardvark, aardwolf, bat-eared fox and porcupine. Take a closer look at the wonders of the bush on foot and explore all the subtle intrigues you may have missed by car. Follow in the tracks of buffalo herds, rhino, bushbuck or bush pig. Kwandwe is home to a number of endangered species including the crowned eagle, black-footed cat and the blue crane.

The Blue Crane Conservation Club provides specialised activities for entertaining and enriching the little ones in a safe, malaria-free environment. Let them connect with nature and reduce their own carbon footprint by planting the native Spekboom, learning to identify animal tracks, indulging in sand art, heading out on fishing trips and enjoying tailored game drives to view giraffe, zebra, monkeys and warthogs.

 
Highlights
  • Kwandwe is home to a number of endangered species such as the crowned eagle, black-footed cat, Knysna woodpecker, Cape grysbok and blue crane
  • Learn about indigenous plants and follow in the tracks of buffalo herds, rhino and bushbuck on nature walks through the euphorbia thicket
  • Early morning and late afternoon/evening drives allows visitors to view different animals including the Big 5
  • The Blue Crane Conservation Club provides specialised activities for entertaining and enriching children in a safe, malaria-free environment

What our guests say about us

Meet your African safari experts

Meet the Rhinos
  • Made in Africa
  • Price Guarantee
  • Expert Consultants
  • Doing Good
  • Financial Protection

Call Us

Office Hours: Now Open Closed
08:30 - 17:00 (GMT+2)
Toll Free:

0808 238 0044

888 2156 556

1 800 447164

1 800 947168

1 844 8517 090

800 900 341

800 101 3310

080 045 2877

800 018 4895

0800 182 3211

0800 562 964

0800 295 105

0800 919 394

0800 721 24

800 260 73

0800 848 229

1 844 2867 643

9009 476 83

0018 005 11710

0800 444 6880

018 0051 81669

0800 7618 612

800 827 648

Local Number:

+27 21 469 2600