Kwandwe Fort House to Open in South Africa

South Africa’s award-winning private game reserve, Kwandwe, will add a private safari villa, Kwandwe Fort House, to its accommodation offerings from July. The villa is a modern, sole-use safari villa with sweeping views over the expansive reserve, providing total privacy for guests, while including the latest technology to stay connected.

Featuring two master bedrooms and two twin suites, as well as free-flowing living and entertainment areas, the Fort House’s décor blends classic tones with natural fibres, which include linen and silk curtains, wool and cotton fabrics, leather furniture and hide rugs, as well as solid wood floors, Persian carpets and kilims. All the rooms present works by local South African artists, while offering high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that capture the wilderness beyond.

When not out exploring the pristine reserve, guests can relax on the terrace to watch wildlife wander byas they make their way to the nearby watering hole. Guests can also lounge on the expansive front lawn; enjoy a swim in the pool; dine under the stars around the traditional boma, an African outdoor dining enclosure; peruse the wine cellar; snack from the guest pantry; or enjoy a massage in the spa treatment room.

The area around Kwandwe dates back to the late 1700s with the arrival of Dutch ivory hunters, followed by British farmers. The Fort House takes its name from a wattle and daub structure, which was built as a century post to a crossing point on the Great Fish River, and was often used as a cattle rustling route and a bounty collection point for vermin.

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