An &Beyond and Relais & Chateaux private reserve, Kwandwe is 20,000 hectares of undulating valley bushveld with aloe and giant euphorbias bordering the banks of the Grand Fish River. Much of this private reserve is restored farmland where over 7,000 animals were released before its opening in 2001, including the ‘Big Five’. There is also a research project into the African wild dog. ‘Kwandwe’ means ‘Place of the Blue Crane in Xhosa and is home to this highly endangered national bird as well as the threatened Knysna woodpecker, Cape grysbok, black wildebeest, crowned eagle and black-footed cat. Luxury lodged offer twice-daily game drives and guided river walking and hiking.
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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve