Exquisite guest areas overlook spekboom valleys with a backdrop of the distant cliff-faces of ecca shale. Nestled into a gently sloping, densely vegetated hillside, the Lodge is airy and open with barely a barrier between indoors and the African bushveld.
Each suite features an en suite bathroom with spacious, plate glass-enclosed shower, bath, private w.c and twin hand-basins, as well as a magnificent outdoor shower. Overlooking rolling spekboom valleys, guest areas comprise a spacious sitting room with fireplace, dining room and bar area and deep veranda with expansive viewing decks. Delicious fresh farm cuisine is prepared in the modern, interactive kitchen. Family suites can accommodate two adults and two children and come with the additional benefit of a private vehicle and guide.
Experienced guides and Xhosa trackers will lead you on twice-daily game-drives in open 4x4 Land Rovers giving you excellent opportunities to get close to Africa’s ‘Big Five’ and many other animals in their natural environment. Fascinating nocturnal animals such as aardvark, aardwolf, porcupine, Cape fox, bat-eared fox and springhare are regularly encountered on exciting night drives. Guided bush walks can also be taken in Kwandwe’s pristine wilderness bringing you face-to-face with wild Africa at its best.
Ecca Lodge is the perfect place at which to bring children closer to nature offering a great choice of activities including ‘poo safaris’ where children enjoy spoor tracking, fishing, children’s game drives at convenient times of the day, baking, making animals out of clay and pizza making. Facilities such as a full sized swimming pool and a large tv where kids can sit back and watch a DVD with some popcorn just add to exciting possibilities for the younger members of the family. At Kwandwe they also understand that sometimes parents want the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely evening meal or perhaps a relaxing morning and as well as the children’s activity programme Kwandwe also offer a babysitting service (must be pre-booked at small additional cost).