Situated on the majestic Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s historical Eastern Cape, Uplands Homestead is true 1820 Settlers luxury. The game-rich, malaria-free surrounds of the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve are some of the most breathtaking and varied in the country and offer magnificent views and complete tranquility.
Uplands Homestead, built in 1905, is a sole-use villa made up of three luxury suites, each with its own en-suite bathroom and private veranda. Decorated with rare and historical artifacts, the restored manor strikes the perfect balance between old-style gentility and the wild. It is a true taste of the early 1800s.
With wooden floors, high ceilings and bay windows that look out onto shady verandas, you could have almost taken a step back in time. The large, crystal clear swimming pool and gazebo are reminders of the touches of modern luxury that ensure your stay is as relaxed and comfortable as a home away from home. Damask linens, antique silver and porcelain provide the perfect backdrop for the vast, Out of Africa-esque vista, which start at the edge of the manor’s rolling lawns.
Guests can also enjoy the luxury of a private butler and chef to cater to any requirement, as well as a personal game ranger who will tailor make your safari experience to suit you, with an impressive range of activities available each day.
Enjoy morning and evening game drives, as well as night drives, bird watching and bush walks, river safari excursions, cultural interactions, interpretive historical walks and captivating fireside story telling.
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve boasts five natural habitats, meaning it is home to a wide variety of plant, animal and bird life. With the heavies, like elephant, buffalo, lion, black and white rhino and leopard, there are also plenty of smaller animals, like springbok, kudu, red hartebeest, giraffe and impala.
For birding enthusiasts, there is an impressive array of species in residence, with a chance of seeing South Africa’s rare national bird, the Blue Crane and the magnificent Fish Eagles, whose haunting call can often be heard echoing around the valley.
- Internet Access
- Malaria Free
- Airport Shuttles
- Babysitting Service
- Credit Card
- Laundry Service
- Room Service
- Battlefield Tours
- Big 5
- Game Drives
- Game Walks
- Historical Tours
- Rhino Tracking
A restored farmhouse dating back to 1905, Uplands Homestead is available on an exclusive-use basis only. It features a contemporary farm style kitchen, three spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two with a ball and claw bath, one with an oval stone bath, and private verandas. The decor is based on 1820’s Settler style with a fresh and contemporary look. The furnishings exemplify rich colours and textures and the original antiques are complemented with glass and crystal lanterns, celadon ceramic lamps and silver candlestick holders to give this laid back luxurious home a comfortable and romantic ambiance.