- Morning Game Drives
- Afternoon Tea
- Evening Game Drives
- Viewing the "Big Five"
- Wildlife photography
- Bush Walks
- Lodge type; Sole-use Safari Lodge
- Location; Kwandwe Reserve
- Lodge size; 3 Luxury Suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
With rolling lawns dominated by a stately home cradled in a valley among the untamed hills of Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Uplands Homestead strikes a perfect mix between the genteel and the wild.
The elegant and refined interiors, with their damask linens, antique silver and porcelain, create the ideal foil for the windswept bush and wildlife outside. High ceilings remind guests of the Cape's open spaces, while wooden floors and roaring fireplaces echo the warmth of Africa.
Private verandas off each suite open up to the slopes beyond, decorated with hundreds of aloes.
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a renowned conservation and community success story.
Located in South Africa’s scenic Eastern Cape province, the 22,000 hectares/ 54 000 acres of pristine wilderness is home to the famous Big Five as well as a diverse number of smaller and more unusual species.
Game-rich country with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) as well as a remarkable variety of predators and general game, including cheetah, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe, black wildebeest and gemsbok A paradise for birdwatchers, the Fish Eagle and endangered Blue Crane are among a wide variety of birds found on the Reserve Excellent nocturnal viewing – aardwolf, aardvark and porcupine are regularly seen.
Three suites with private bathrooms create an intimate haven for personal moments that combines modern comfort with old-fashioned trimmings.
Antique mirrors and claw-foot tubs in the bathrooms, along with yellowwood chests and wardrobes in the bedrooms, blend seamlessly with air-conditioning, in-room safes and hairdryers.
The heart of any farmhouse is its kitchen and Uplands is no exception. With its wrought iron chandeliers and pristine tiled walls, the room is a quaint and welcoming core.
Modern catering equipment masquerading as a traditional cooking range, manned by a skilled chef, creates both old family favourites and new dishes. Delectable meals are served in the dining area, where friends and family gather to share the day's adventures.
Clusters of comfortable chairs in the sitting room invite hours of relaxation, while the green lawns and sparkling pool create a perfect outlet for youthful energy.
There is also a full-size swimming pool and gazebo set amongst rolling lawns, surrounded by sweeping slopes decorated with hundreds of aloes.
A private safari vehicle with ranger and tracker offers a completely flexible itinerary for daily game drives, nature walks, big game walking safaris (tracking white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot) and fishing.
- Twice daily game drives
- Big Game Walking Safari
- Interpretive Bush Walks
Kwandwe Uplands House is suitable for families travelling with children with child-friendly activities, menus and complimentary child-minding all on offer.
A variety of wellness treatments is available to be enjoyed in the privacy of your suite.
Rates from R52 630.00 pl
- Per Lodge per night sharing (pl)
- Rates apply to groups of up to 5 people
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Twice daily game drives
- Nature walks accompanied by an armed ranger
- Big game walking safari
- 3 meals daily
- Soft drinks, house wines, local & premium brand spirits, beers, teas & coffees
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Transfers to & from the reserve’s airstrip
- Complimentary child-minding
- Community & conservation levy
- In-room massage treatments
- Telephone calls
- Safari shop purchases
- All items of a personal nature
- Champagne, fine wines, cigars
- Additional specialized safari activities not mentioned above