A mere two-hour drive from the city of Port Elizabeth brings you to the malaria-free Kwandwe Game Reserve. A perfect location to combine with a tour of the Garden Route and Cape Town.
Welcomed by breathtaking views over an Acacia, Aloe and Spekboom-studded valley, this vibrant chic safari lodge is sure to set the tone for an epic safari experience.
Ecca Lodge is an intimate, stylish and trendy lodge with airy open suites in the heart of the bushveld. The safari atmosphere eludes through the lodge with expansive wooden viewing decks and a rim-flow lap pool looking the dense valley. A highlight at the lodge is the open interactive kitchen where guests can learn how to prepare exquisite dishes with the help of the chefs.
There are also several different shared lounging and dining options available both in and outside. A play center kids keep little hands busy for hours, allowing parents to take some time to rest and enjoy their surroundings.
The six stand-alone and well-proportioned suites have been individually decorated, each in a different color in celebration of the vibrancy of Africa. Three of the suites are suited to families, accommodating 2 adults and 2 children under 16 years of age. Wraparound wooden decks with private plunge pools provide relief from the heat of the day. Furnishings are in soft linens, velvets, cords, and eco-cottons in striking, bright and contrasting tones. Super-King sized beds, large bathrooms with free-standing baths and separate lounge areas with funky bean bags and day beds that can be reconfigured to accommodate children, all combine to provide a relaxing, sumptuous and colorful respite from dusty days out on the reserve. Outdoor showers tip a broad wink at safari tradition.
During your stay at Ecca Lodge, you will venture out on morning and afternoon games and have the option to partake in other activities which include big game walking safaris, interpretive bush walks. fishing and spa treatments. Kwandwe Game Reserve is home to thousands of animals, including the Big 5 and an abundance of bird species.
Ecca Lodge is the ideal location for solo explorers, couples, friends traveling together and families.
Community & conservation levy of R250 per adult per night, in-room massage treatments, telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, fine wines, cigars and additional specialized safari activities not mentioned above.
Children of all ages are welcome at Ecca Lodge.
Families with children younger than 16 years are accommodated in one of three family suites. Included is a private vehicle, ranger and tracker team, and babysitting services. A maximum of 2 adults and 2 children are permitted in the suite.
All lodges are closed from 1-30 June for annual maintenance and refurbishment
Includes: Accommodation, twice daily game drives, nature walks accompanied by an armed ranger, big game walking safari (tracking white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team; subject to availability), 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local & premium brand spirits, beers, teas & coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to & from the reserve’s airstrip, complimentary child-minding.
Please note: A minimum 2-night stay applies and the Lodge is closed from the 24 May and the 19 June
Includes: Accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children under 16 years, twice daily game drives, nature walks accompanied by an armed ranger, big game walking safari (tracking white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team; subject to availability), 3 meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local & premium brand spirits, beers, teas & coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to & from the reserve’s airstrip, complimentary child-minding.
Please note: A minimum 2-night stay applies and the Lodge is closed in June
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