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Kwandwe Uplands House

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  • - 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.

Rooms & Suites:

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.

Food & Wine:

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 favorites 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 on all sides by sweeping slopes decorated with hundreds of aloes.


Twice daily game drives - explore the natural diversity of Kwandwe on early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. An armed ranger and tracker team will share their extensive knowledge of the bush with you and will track the Big Five, as well as a variety of other wildlife. Morning drives begin as dawn breaks over the Great Fish River, and guests have the opportunity to see the predators winding up their nocturnal hunts and settling in for the day. Many animals take advantage of the cool morning hours to graze before the heat of the day. In the late afternoon the wildlife can often be spotted coming down to the river to drink. Night drives produces some unusual sightings, including aardvark, aardwolf, bat-eared fox and porcupine.

Interpretive bush walks - in between game drives, take a closer look at the intricate details of the bush on a leisurely walk within easy reach of your lodge. Dense euphorbia thickets are best explored on foot, revealing a secret world of lichen, mosses and ferns. Various birds of prey and other species nest in the taller trees or in the spiny canopy. An armed ranger guides guests through up close and personal sightings of an occasional buffalo, bushbuck or bushpig.

  • Rates from: R 41100.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Kwandwe Children Activities

  • Kwandwe Children Activities
  • Kwandwe offers an exciting, stimulating and educational experience for children of all ages. The Malaria-free status and proximity to a range of family and child-friendly activities in the area make this a safari experience without parallel for families.
  • Kwandwe Photo Safaris

  • Kwandwe Photo Safaris
  • Specialist and private photographic safaris are on offer to all Kwandwe guest courtesy of Mike Dexter, a locally based, award-winning professional photographer. the optional safari includes a private safari vehicle with ranger tailor-made according to guests needs.
  • Kwandwe Campfire Cooking

  • Kwandwe Campfire Cooking
  • Master the art of Braaing (barbecuing) while on safari! South Africa is one of the few countries world wide that is renowned for their barbecues. Kwandwe proudly offers the opportunity to learn about preparing and cooking an authentic South African 'braai'.
  • Kwandwe Save the Rhino

  • Kwandwe Save the Rhino Drive
  • Learn all about Kwandwe's own conservation efforts in combating the issue of rhino poaching with the costs of this optional activity going towards saving rhino's. This safari is between 3 to 4 hours in length and include a specialist ranger and tracker team.
  • Kwandwe Spa Experience

  • Kwandwe Spa Experience
  • A Spa Experience is a must when staying at any of the Kwandwe lodges, indulge in a pampering session all within the privacy of your our suite. All treatments range in time from between 45 to 90 minutes and couple options are of course available.