Comprising 6 suites, Kwandwe Ecca Lodge’s inventive architecture features walls of wood panelling interspersed with mesh-covered stone gabion – and pagoda-style corrugated iron roofs provide the final flourish. The spacious suites all include living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, and thanks to sliding glass doors, guests can enjoy the cool breeze and smells of the bushveld. At sunset, the Kwandwe Ecca Lodge suites’ wraparound decks (accessed from the lounges and bathrooms) with their private plunge pools and opulent outdoor showers allow for very special interactions with nature. With funky elements all round as well as the typically African colours of burnt orange, olive and rust being used liberally in the decor elements, the lodge is all about reflecting the magic of the bush.
In the public areas of Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, the huge and interactive kitchen is a highlight. It’s colourful aromas and the use of the freshest ingredients guarantee unforgettable meals in this magical setting. Other facilities include a rim-flow lap pool lined with shaded decks and teak loungers.
Of course, wild animals are one the biggest drawcards at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, and even when you are relaxing along the poolside or sipping after-dinner drinks under the stars, the sounds of yipping jackals, a chorus of frogs along the reeds beds of the Great Fish River, or a symphony of chirps from the wide array of birds frequenting Kwandwewill enthrall you. Kwandwe Ecca Lodge is completely family friendly and the play centre will keep tiny tots entertained for hours.
Cheerful and relaxed, Kwandwe Ecca Lodge provides the perfect platform from where to explore the natural bounty of the malaria-free Big 5 game reserve it is set in. It offers superior safari experiences in the heart of South Africa’s much-touted Eastern Cape Province. Kwandwe Ecca Lodge’s location – in lush vegetation overlooking a mesmerising valley – ensures an authentic bushveld holiday.