Kwandwe Melton Manor
Kwandwe Melton Manor bathroom with view Kwandwe Melton Manor suite
Kwandwe Melton Manor bathroom with view
Kwandwe Melton Manor suite

Kwandwe Melton Manor

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a vast and pristine wilderness flanking the banks of the Great Fish River in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape region. Home to a diverse array of wildlife including the ‘Big Five’, the expansive reserve features four luxurious and intimate intimate lodges. Melton Manor is a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch, showcasing a whimsical mix of old and new. Ideal for small groups of friends or families with children of all ages.


South Africa


Kwandwe is a conservation victory where today thousands of animals including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, leopard and cheetah freely roam its expansive plains. With only 4 small lodges on 22,000 ha/ 54,000 acres of privately owned land, Kwandwe ensures a high yield/ low impact conservation model while at the same time offering guests a private and unforgettable safari experience.

Need to Know

Kwandwe Melton Manor is a 4 bedroom exclusive-use safari villa with sweeping views of the Great Fish River and mountains in three different directions. It includes a private butler, chef, 4x4 safari vehicle, ranger and tracker team. Children of all ages welcome.


Private guide, tracker and vehicle for game drives, nature walks, boating and fishing. Day and night game drives with your own private guide and vehicle, nature walks, boat cruises and additional safari activities with specialised rangers such as big game walks, rhino monitoring and rhino conservation safaris.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Black and white rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, cheetah, black wildebeest, hippo, springbok, giraffe, brown hyena, aardvark, aardwolf, black footed cat, serval, eland, red hartebees and over 300 species of birds in their natural habitat, including river/ water life.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Day and night game drives in open safari vehicles, fishing, massages, and bush banqueting, or visit Kwandwe’s community centre to see first-hand how responsible tourism is enriching the lives of those touched by Kwandwe.


4 en-suite double/ twin bedrooms around central courtyard; Dining room, lounge, reading room, open-plan interactive kitcken; Lodge pool; Telephones; Indoor bath and showers; In-room safe; Hair dryers; Laundry; Air conditioning


Melton Manor is a whimsical mix of old and new, a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch - handmade clay chandeliers and Nguni cow hides mingle comfortably with painted vintage ball and claw armoires. The interactive farm-style kitchen provides the opportunity to try one’s hand at combining flavours under the guidance of a personal chef. High ceilings and deep verandas produce a sense of space, while deep couches, warm fireplaces and casual touches invite you to kick back and relax.


2017 American Express Platinum Fine Dining 'Top 100' Awards; listed in the Conde Nast Travellers Hot List; Top 3 Best Social Involvement Programme in the Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards; Kwandwe listed in the Conde Nast Top Overseas Leisure Hotels category; Runner up in the National Geographic World Legacy Awards


Game viewing is excellent all year round. The warmest months are September to April. From May to August it is cooler. In winter there is a winter schedule to take the colder mornings and evenings into consideration - they also have all-in-one duvet jackets!

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

ZAR 41 100 (1 - 6 guests) - ZAR 54 800 (6 - 8 guests) fully inclusive for the whole villa.

Children PolicyChild Policy

All ages welcome. The Eastern Cape is malaria-free so ideal for families. Kwandwe offers a host of activities to keep kids entertained, including receiving 'Rangers in Training' backpacks. As Melton is a private villa, safari activities can be arranged at times to suit the family.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Kwandwe Melton Manor's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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