The Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape is founded on the ethos of creating ‘connected, authentic experiences’. The award-winning Big Five safari destination offers a range of immersive and educational experiences and activities for guests. Taking advantage of the cooler weather in the upcoming months, Kwandwe will be hosting Winter Wilderness Walking from 1 May 2019 – 30 September 2019. Ideal for those after a deeper connection to the land, these walks allow guests to explore the reserve’s expansive grounds on foot.
The Winter Wilderness Walking is inspired by the in-depth training Kwandwe’s rangers undergo. For seven days, the rangers set out into the reserve by themselves to learn the lay of the land and encounter the many animals that inhabit it.
Guests taking part in the Winter Wilderness Walking experience set out in the early morning, accompanied by a specialist ranger and tracker. After a day spent roaming the lush African plains and a picnic lunch by the Great Fish River, guests then wander to a private fly-camp to spend an evening under the stars.
Conservation and eco-friendly principles underpin every Kwandwe activity, and the fly-camps certainly abide by these too. The canvas tents are lit by lanterns and feature hot bucket showers and eco-bathrooms as well as off the ground beds with soft duck down duvets that are warmed by hot water bottles.
Winter Wilderness Walking allows for a more intimate and deeper connection to the vast African land and its wildlife. Even for those who have been on a safari before, this activity gives a new perspective to the experience.
The Kwandwe Private Game Reserve Winter Wilderness Walking activity is available from 1 May 2019 – 30 September 2019. It’s offered at a surcharge of ZAR 9000 (approx. AU$900) per night for up to six guests.