Set in thick vegetation overlooking a dense valley, Ecca Lodge offers a fantastic view onto an escarpment of steep shale cliffs.
Accommodation is in six spacious and contemporary suites each with a bedroom with en suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower, separate WC, twin hand basin, large veranda and a private deck and plunge pool. Furnishings combine clean, contemporary sofas with old collectables from the area. Glass doors slide back, leaving gauze doors to admit the cool breezes and wraparound wooden decks lead out from the sitting rooms and bedrooms, to private plunge pools and outdoor showers.
Safari enthusiasts from around the world visit Kwandwe to view Africa’s famous Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino - but the reserve is home to a wealth of other unique and interesting animals. Twice daily game drives allow guests to explore the diversity of Kwandwe on early morning and late afternoon/evening drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. An armed ranger and tracker team will share their extensive knowledge of the bush and will track the Big Five, as well as a variety of other wildlife. As Kwandwe is a private reserve, night drives are a feature and often result in unusual sightings. The reserve is famous for numerous sightings of the rarely spotted porcupine. Both the aardwolf and aardvark are frequently seen on night drives.
Between game drives, guests can take a closer look at the intricate details of the bush on a leisurely walk within easy reach of the lodge. Dense euphorbia thickets are best explored on foot, revealing a secret world of lichen, mosses and ferns. Various birds of prey and other species nest in the taller trees or in the canopy.