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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve - Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, 6140, South Africa
  • Kwandwe Uplands Homestead pool view
  • Kwandwe Uplands Homestead bedroom2
  • Kwandwe Uplands Homestead exterior front

Experience luxury, African style

Have you always longed for a sweeping, authentic Out of Africa experience? If so, the genteel and gracious Uplands Homestead is the place for you!

Set in a remote and tranquil valley and available for the sole use of families and parties of up to six, Uplands offers a private safari experience complete with a full contingent of friendly staff, including a dedicated chef and butler to take care of your every whim.

This elegant 1905 farmhouse has been lovingly restored to retain all the charm and grace of yesteryear without losing any of its renowned warmth and ambience.

Why stay at Uplands Homestead

  • Your Out of Africa experience awaits – an intimate colonial-style safari home, ideal for families of up to 6
  • Large lawns with pool, private 4x4 safari vehicle, butler, chef, and ranger and tracker team
  • Set in a malaria-free Big Five game reserve in the Eastern Cape, the ideal safari ending to a journey along the Garden Route

Genteel elegance

  • Kwandwe Uplands Homestead night
  • Kwandwe Uplands Homestead bathroom

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 rugged bushveld and wildlife outside. Furnished with authentic antiques and memorabilia reminiscent of a stately Settler home from the 1820s, we have added stylish modern comforts such as exquisitely appointed bathrooms, air conditioning, private verandas for each suite and a contemporary farmstyle kitchen. 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.

Heart of the home

  • Kwandwe Uplands Homestead diningroom
  • Kwandwe Uplands Homestead lounge

The heart of any farmhouse is its kitchen, and Uplands is no exception. With its wrought iron chandeliers and modern catering equipment cleverly represented as traditional cookware, the Uplands kitchen is the Homestead’s quaint and welcoming core. Your dedicated, skilled chef will create both old family favourites and sumptuous new dishes to inspire and delight. Meals are served in the dining area, where friends and family gather to share the day’s adventures. Plush chairs in the sitting room invite hours of relaxation, while the green lawns and sparkling pool create a perfect outlet for youthful energy.

Journey of discovery

  • Kwandwe Uplands Homestead bedroom
  • Kwandwe Uplands Homestead bathroom

Three suites with private bathrooms combine modern comfort with old-fashioned luxury and attention to detail. Antique mirrors, claw-foot bathtubs and yellowwood chests and wardrobes blend seamlessly with air-conditioning, in-room safes and other modern conveniences. Your dedicated 4x4 safari vehicle and private guide/ranger awaits outside, ready at any time to take you on a voyage of discovery through Kwandwe’s wild open spaces and return you to the warmly lit comfort of your Home away from Home.

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