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A contemporary, sole-use safari villa

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Families & Groups

Kwandwe Melton Manor is a contemporary, sole-use safari villa with views of the Afromontane forests and easy access to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Kwandwe has one of the highest land to guest ratios in the whole of South Africa, and Melton Manor is one of three private villas within the reserve.

The whole of Melton Manor must be rented out at once, but in exchange guests have access to an incredible villa with a central swimming pool and four ensuite bedrooms that sleeps up to eight adults (and one toddler under two). It’s ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together.

Nestled into a forested area, with views of the surrounding hills, Melton Manor is a contemporary and stylish villa decorated with African artwork and colonial furniture.

The manor is furnished in subtle safari colours with glass walls to maximise the pristine views of nature. Kwandwe Melton Manor comes with a butler to help assist guests with any part of their stay, and there is also a personal chef and a farm style kitchen, where willing guests can learn some traditional African dishes.

Melton Manor is one of the most exclusive villas available in South Africa and ideal for families and groups who wish to experience Kwandwe together.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


The property

Kwandwe Melton Manor has been designed in a u-shape, with the swimming pool and a courtyard in the middle of the villa. There are four large bedrooms, each elegantly finished with a king-sized bed, locally inspired furnishings and large verandahs with outdoor seating. The ensuite bathrooms have freestanding bathtubs that overlook forest outside and a large shower room.

The rooms feature a butler hatch, which allows fresh coffee, tea and breakfast to be delivered in a discreet way. Take your coffee to the outdoor verandah to wake up with the sounds of nature or regroup over an elaborate breakfast next to the swimming pool. Being a private party, guests of Melton Manor can also enjoy private, and flexible, game drives, nature walks and rhino tracking safaris. Activities are completely designed around the guests.


A large farm style kitchen with a personal chef, allowing for guests to cook as little or as much as they want.


There are lots of activities specialised for children in Kwandwe, and kids receive a welcome pack of activities upon arrival to any accommodation in the reserve.

Why Wayfairer

Kwandwe is a private game reserve and a success story in terms of conservation and community engagement. A refuge for southern Africa’s animals, Kwandwe means ‘Place of the Blue Crane’ in isiXhosa and is a safe haven and breeding ground for this endangered species. The Big Five, as well as a host of predators and game, call this reserve home, and to date, Kwandwe has been an incredible success story in conservation and habitat renewal. Their Ubunye Foundation engages with local communities in the eastern cape and focuses on creating sustainable livelihood opportunities in marginalised rural communities. Part of each guest booking makes a direct contribution to the Foundation.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


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our specialist team on +44 117 313 3300