Kwandwe Private Game Reserve lies in the heart of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. This conservation victory boasts 22 000 hectares (54 400 acres) of former farmland that has been restored and restocked with wildlife. This pristine wilderness area is home to Africa’s Big Five, and is the perfect start or end to a journey along the breathtakingly beautiful Garden Route.
A restored farmhouse dating back to 1905, Uplands Homestead is available on an exclusive-use basis only for up to 6 people.
Pool - private
Three suites with private bathrooms create an intimate haven for personal moments that combines modern comfort with old-fashioned trimmings. Antique mirrors and yellowwood chests blend seamlessly with air-conditioning, in-room safes and hairdryers.
The spacious bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, two with a ball and claw bath and one with an oval stone bath, and private verandas.
With rolling lawns dominated by a stately home cradled in a valley among the untamed hills, 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.
The heart of any farmhouse is its kitchen and the Homestead 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 days 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.
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Additional costs: Community and conservation levy of R200 per person per night
Three meals daily
Soft drinks, house wines, local and premium brand spirits, beers, teas and coffees
Refreshments on game drives
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip
Safari shop purchases
All items of a personal nature
Champagne, fine wines, cigars,
In-room massage treatments
Additional specialised safari activities
Please note that the lodge is closed from 01 – 30 June for annual maintenance and refurbishment