• Great Fish River Lodge

Great Fish River Lodge

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Hotel Highlights

  • Elegant rooms, all with beautiful Mount Fuji or city views.
  • Home to the famous New York Bar where Bill Murray shot scenes from “Lost in Translation.”
  • Luxurious spa with Vichy showers, steam rooms, saunas and pampering treatments.
  • Large, naturally lit gym with high-end equipment and free fitness classes.
  • Indoor pool with fantastic city views.

Talk to the Expert

Elaine Pic

Having lived in Cape Town for over ten years with my husband and two boys, I know all things Southern Africa. I am passionate and enthusiastic, and cannot wait to start curating your African adventure.


South Africa Specialist

+1 844 879 7838

Great Fish River Lodge Overview

This is a high end, elegant lodge built on the edge of a river gorge with views over the reserve. This is a large reserve and they limit the number of guests to ensure you have a private and exclusive experience. The Eastern Cape is malaria free and is home to a wide range of flora and fauna and this reserve is game rich with excellent nocturnal game viewing. In addition to game drives guests can enjoy game walks, night drives and fishing. Kwandwe also allows the public to spend time with a specialist rhino tracking team where you can learn about the threats to the species and how the reserve protects them.  The lodge has 9 spacious air conditioned suites with floor to ceiling glass doors to bring the wilderness to your room. Rooms have private plunge pools on the deck, free standing bath tubs and an indoor and outdoor shower. The rooms are styled in modern neutrals (beiges, greys and white). Meals are taken out on the deck with sweeping views over the reserve.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • 10% deposit to book

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    If you are not comfortable travelling, you have the right to cancel and get a refund up to 45 days before your departure

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • No Change Fees

    We will not charge you any admin fees if you would like to change your travel dates or destination with us


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Why book with Unforgettable Travel Co.

  • 100% Financial Protection

    We are a licensed and fully bonded tour operator financially protected by both the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL) and the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust (ABTOT). All clients that travel with us are fully financially protected.

  • Destination Experts

    Our travel experts live and breathe the destinations they specialise in. This shows in their passionate to create hand crafted trips for our clients. We don’t offer cookie cutter trips, just truly unforgettable journeys unlike any other.

  • The Best Guides

    What makes our trips extraordinary is the unique immersive experiences we include. We pride ourselves in our black book of sought after expert guides, game rangers and local contacts who believe in our philosophy, unforgettable.

  • We Care

    From the moment you book your trip, we are on hand 24/7 to assist you throughout your journey. With regional offices around the world, we have ground logistics teams on hand to help you every step of the way.