Nine luxurious thatched suites feature classic-contemporary African inspired interiors with natural palettes of earth-toned fabrics. Pewter and glass add glamour to the furnishings, and artefacts relevant to the surroundings add special décor touches. The suites include en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, hairdryers, personal minibars and a covered veranda with a plunge pool and striking views. Guest areas are spacious, with generous wraparound viewing decks leading from the dining room, bar and sitting areas, all of which have their own fireplace. There is a library, Safari Shop, wine cellar and Pan African cuisine can be served on your private deck, enjoyed under a canopy of stars in the fire lit boma or in the gracious dining room.
Open All Year
Twice daily game drives are offered in the morning and afternoon/evening as well as one hour guided bush walks from the lodge, and fishing.
At Kwandwe, your days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and your evenings to delight you with the indulgence and romance of the African night. You will be woken at dawn with hot tea or coffee to be followed by a morning game drive in open 4 x 4 vehicles in the company of a game ranger and tracker team. You will explore Kwandwe’s diverse terrain in search of cheetah, black rhino or elephant. Return to the lodge for a delicious breakfast and then take a short walk if you wish with your ranger around the lodge to spot the smaller things. Then lunch and the opportunity for a siesta or dip in the pool before afternoon tea and heading out on an afternoon/evening game drive. This game drive begins in the late afternoon and lasts until after dark, when spotlights are used for a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life. Spot the rarely seen porcupine, aardwolf or aardvark. Enjoy sundowners in a scenic location as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon.
Spend 3 – 4 hours tracking rhino with a specialist ranger and tracker team. Learn about the habits of this threatened species, the issue of rhino poaching as well as Kwandwe’s own conservation efforts. Then return to your lodge for a mouthwatering dinner around a blazing fire in a boma or in your lodge’s dining area.
Explore the natural splendour of Kwandwe on early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives in an open 4 x 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. In between game drives, take a closer look at the subtle, unseen wonders of the bush on a leisurely walk within easy reach of your lodge. An armed ranger guides guests through ‘up close and personal’ sightings of occasional buffalo herds, various antelope species, giraffe, warthog, bushbuck or bushpig.
Scenic coastal flights, rhino monitoring, big game walking safaris, private safaris, flight of the Blue Crane and rhino darting are all available at an additional cost.