Melton Manor

Full property description

Melton Manor is a fabulous sole use luxury safari villa with four ensuite bedrooms which is located on the Kwande Private Game Reserve. The Reserve is easily accessible by flights (daily scheduled or charter) onto the Reserve’s private airstrip. Otherwise it is a 2 hour scenic drive from Port Elizabeth Airport and is perfect for self-drive guests due to excellent roads (chauffeur service is also available).

Melton Manor's welcoming u-shape living area and four en-suite bedrooms are cleverly designed around the central courtyard and its large, inviting swimming pool, while the interiors humorously combine traditional mid 20th century furniture with the latest in contemporary South African design.

The bedrooms each have their own spacious bathroom with big tubs facing the pristine bush beyond, and innovative butler hatches for discreet room service. The gracious guest areas feature fireplaces for evenings spent relaxing with a glass of wine or reading a good novel.
The interactive, contemporary farmstyle kitchen is abuzz with chefs cooking up wholesome and always delicious farmhouse dishes with Eastern Cape flair.

Both open and welcoming, the Manor’s inner courtyard provides a focal point for shared hours, while the deep verandas of each bedroom suite offer stunning views of Kwandwe’s blue-lit hills.

Your private safari vehicle, complete with team of tracker and ranger, stand waiting to begin your adventure as and when you please.
Rates include three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip, complimentary child-minding.

Rates exclude telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars, additional specialised safari activities.

• 1 level house
• Wireless internet in lounge
• Housekeeping, Chef, Game Ranger
• Child safety issues – open pool

Living and Dining
• Main lounge leads onto kitchen, dining and patio
• TV lounge with Satellite TV , and fireplace
• Dining area for 8 guests
• Fully equipped kitchen leading onto dining for 8
• Guest toilet
• Air con & fire place

• Pool terrace with outdoor seating and dining for 10, comfortable outdoor seating
• Pool
• 4 Loungers

Master Bedroom
• King bed ( can be converted into twins ) & en-suite with shower in bath approx.
• Leads onto terrace, with outdoor furniture
• Bush views
• Aircon

Second Bedroom ( top level )
• King bed ( can be converted into twins ) & en-suite with shower and bath
• Leads onto terrace, with outdoor furniture
• Bush views
• Aircon

Third Bedroom
• King bed ( can be converted into twins ) & en-suite with shower and bath
• Leads onto terrace, with outdoor furniture
• Bush views
• Aircon

Fourth Bedroom
• King bed ( can be converted into twins ) & en-suite with shower and bath
• Leads onto terrace, with outdoor furniture
• Bush views
• Aircon

At Kwandwe, your days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and your evenings to delight you with the indulgence and romance of the African night. This is what a typical day involves -

Morning Game Drive - As dawn breaks over the African bush, a gentle tap on your door will wake you to the pleasures of a new day. Your ranger will discuss what you hope to see that day over fragrant tea or coffee and morning biscuits or rusks. Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of a ranger and tracker team, who will attempt to track your favourite animals. Explore Kwandwe's diverse terrain in search of cheetah, black rhino or elephant.

Breakfast - Return to your lodge/villa for a delicious breakfast, with platters of fruit and cheese followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes. Choose from eggs, oats, waffles or a number of other options.

If you wish, you can walk off your breakfast on a short walk near your lodge, accompanied by your ranger, who will share his insight into the smaller animals and vegetation in the area. Return to the lodge/villa in time for a delicious lunch.

Afternoon Tea - Cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool or indulge in an afternoon siesta, then over a late afternoon tea, your ranger will discuss what you hope to see during the afternoon game drive.

Afternoon/ Evening Game Drive or Big Game Walking Safari - this game drive begins in the late afternoon and lasts until after dark, when spotlights are used for a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life. Spot the rarely seen porcupine, aardwolf or aardvark. Enjoy sundowners in a scenic location as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon.

Alternatively opt for something a little more active by tracking Big Game - elephant, rhino or buffalo - on foot in the wilderness, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team (this option is available at an additional cost).

Dinner - finally return to your lodge/villa and end the day with a mouthwatering dinner!


Area description

Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s unspoilt Eastern Cape province lies Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, a world-class Big Five safari destination in 22 000 hectares of pristine private wilderness.

Renowned for understated luxury, exquisite scenery and the thousands of animals and wildlife that call the Reserve home, this four award-winning Lodges offer a range of accommodation options and activities to make every African Dream come true.


  • Parking - private
  • Wheelchair
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Espresso machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Private Garden
  • Air-conditioning
  • Fans
  • Fireplace - Wood
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate WC
  • Children
  • Mountain view


  • Zoo / wildlife park

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs