- Exclusive-use Kwandwe Uplands House
- Perfect for families and small groups of friends
- Game drives in the morning, afternoon and evening
- "Big 5" safari with private guide and safari vehicle
- Dining room and outdoor boma area
- Air conditioning throughout Uplands Homestead
- Lodge Type: Exclusive-Use Safari Villa
- Location: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge Size: 3 Luxury Suites
- Recommended Stay: 3-5 nights
Experience the Pinnacle of Luxury Amidst Wild Africa at Kwandwe Uplands House
Nestled amidst the rugged hills of Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Kwandwe Uplands House offers a captivating blend of refinement and untamed wilderness. The grandeur of the rolling lawns and the majestic residence that graces the valley create a picturesque setting.
Step inside and be enchanted by the elegant interiors adorned with damask linens, antique silver, and delicate porcelain. These exquisite touches serve as a perfect contrast to the untamed beauty of the surrounding bush and its vibrant wildlife. The high ceilings, reminiscent of the spaciousness of the Cape, and the wooden floors exude the comforting warmth of Africa.
Each suite boasts a private veranda that opens to the slopes adorned with hundreds of aloes, inviting you to soak in the breathtaking views.
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a renowned triumph in conservation and community involvement. Nestled in South Africa's picturesque Eastern Cape province, this vast expanse of 22,000 hectares/54,000 acres boasts pristine wilderness. It serves as a sanctuary for the iconic "Big Five" alongside many other captivating species.
Within this game-rich terrain, one can marvel at the regal presence of black and white rhinos, elephants, lions, buffalos, and leopards while also encountering an astonishing array of predators and general wildlife, including cheetahs, kudus, springboks, elands, red hartebeests, giraffes, black wildebeests, and gemsboks.
The Kwandwe Reserve is a true haven for avid birdwatchers, with abundant avian treasures such as the majestic Fish Eagle and the endangered Blue Crane. Moreover, the Reserve offers exceptional opportunities for nocturnal viewing, where one might catch sight of fascinating creatures like the aardwolf, aardvark, and porcupine.
Rooms And Suites
Only three suites at Kwandwe Uplands House are available, each with its own private bathrooms, provide a cosy sanctuary for moments of personal indulgence. Combining contemporary comforts with traditional accents, this intimate haven offers a seamless blend of modernity and nostalgia.
Antique mirrors and claw-foot tubs grace the bathrooms, while yellowwood chests and wardrobes adorn the bedrooms. These charming features harmonize effortlessly with modern amenities such as air-conditioning, in-room safes, and hairdryers.
Cuisine And Wine
The kitchen serves as the heart of Kwandwe Uplands House, a farmhouse that exudes charm and warmth. With its quaint wrought iron chandeliers and pristine tiled walls, it sets the perfect ambience. Behind the traditional cooking range, a skilled chef masterfully operates modern catering equipment, resulting in a delightful fusion of beloved family classics and innovative dishes. The dining area becomes a gathering spot for loved ones, where they share delectable meals and recount the day's adventures.
In the sitting room, clusters of comfortable chairs invite hours of relaxation. Outside, expansive lush green lawns and a sparkling pool offer a perfect outlet for youthful energy. Kwandwe Uplands House captures the essence of a farmhouse retreat, seamlessly blending tradition with modernity to create an inviting and timeless atmosphere.
There is also a luxurious full-size swimming pool, perfect for a refreshing dip on a sunny day. Adjacent to the swimming pool, a charming gazebo awaits, nestled amongst meticulously manicured rolling lawns.
Surrounding the area are sweeping slopes adorned with hundreds of vibrant aloes, adding a touch of natural beauty to the landscape.
Experience the ultimate wildlife adventure with a private safari vehicle at Kwandwe Uplands House, accompanied by a knowledgeable ranger and tracker. This exclusive setup provides a fully customizable itinerary, allowing you to embark on daily game drives, immerse in nature walks, and even participate in thrilling big game walking safaris where you track white rhino, black rhino, elephant, and buffalo on foot.
Additionally, you can enjoy interpretive bush walks, gaining deeper insights into the surrounding ecosystem, and engage in fishing activities.
Embrace the freedom to explore and discover the wonders of the wilderness, creating unforgettable memories at every turn.
Kwandwe Uplands House is the perfect destination for families travelling with children. With a wide range of child-friendly activities to choose from, there is never a dull moment. From exciting outdoor adventures to engaging indoor games, there's something to entertain every little one. And don't worry about mealtime, as specially crafted menus cater to even the pickiest eaters.
For some well-deserved relaxation, please take advantage of the optional child-minding service, allowing parents to unwind and enjoy their time while knowing their children are in safe hands.
Spa And Wellness
A wide range of luxurious wellness treatments is readily available for you to indulge in the comfort and privacy of your exquisite suite. Immerse yourself in a world of tranquillity and rejuvenation as expert therapists pamper you with personalized massages, invigorating facials, soothing body treatments, and much more.
Kwandwe Uplands House is a perfect blend of traditional elegance and modern comfort, nestled in the heart of a vibrant and diverse ecosystem. Its luxurious suites, delectable cuisine, and a wide array of activities offer guests an unforgettable safari experience.
Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast yearning for thrilling encounters with the Big Five, a family seeking an adventurous getaway, or a solo traveller looking for a serene retreat, Kwandwe Uplands House caters to every desire.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of the wilderness, and relish the warmth and comfort of this exceptional farmhouse retreat.
Rates from R63 600.00 exclusive use
- Kwandwe Uplands House Rates
- Per Lodge per night sharing (exclusive use)
- 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