Melton Manor, Conservation Corporation Africa's (CC Africa's) newest addition to the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, is set to open in April 2007. This will be a contemporary, exclusive-use lodge, available for rental only to groups or families.
Overlooking the Great Fish River and surrounding forests, the lodge will feature four ensuite bedrooms, innovative "butler hatches" for discreet room service, interactive kitchens, photography, comfortable furnishings and traditional Nguni rugs. A large swimming pool and central courtyard are in the works and will provide plenty of activities for families.
Kwandwe, which means "Place of the Blue Crane" in Xhosa, is a member of Relais & Chateaux. The camp, located in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape, is currently home to three luxury safari lodges. Kwandwe is built on 62,000 acres of former farmland that was restored and restocked with wildlife. As a result, today thousands of animals such as cheetah, lion and elephant are in abundance.