&Beyond Kwandwe lies in the heart of South Africa?s malaria-free Eastern Cape, near Grahamstown, and is the perfect ending to a journey along the famous Garden Route. A conservation victory, Kwandwe?s diverse 22 000 hectares (54 360 acres) are home to thousands of animals, including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant and cheetah. Meaning ?Place of the Blue Crane? in Xhosa, Kwandwe is a haven for a population of these rare, highly endangered birds (South Africa?s national bird). The Reserve also provides sanctuary for other threatened species, such as the Knysna woodpecker, Cape grysbok, black wildebeest, crowned eagle and black-footed cat.