The Uplands Homestead lies at the heart of South Africa's malaria-free Kwandwe Private Game Reserve and is a natural conclusion to an adventure along the world-famous Garden Route. Located in the Eastern Cape, this diverse and fascinating reserve has been restored and restocked with classic African wildlife and today hosts thousands of animals including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo and elephant.

This private safari lodge is perfect for families who want space for their kids to run around or for small groups seeking privacy. A sensitively restored 1905 farmhouse, it has a lovely bush-country feel and its grounds are fenced for peace of mind. Laze around the garden, cool off in the large swimming pool or make use of your private ranger and 4x4 safari vehicle and explore the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in search of the Big 5.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Member of Relais & Chateaux
  •  Safari Awards - Best Safari Guiding Team 2016


  • Set in malaria-free Big 5 Kwandwe Private Reserve
  • Graciously restored 1905 country farmhouse
  • Exclusive-use of the private villa - sleeps six
  • Private safari vehicle and guide
  • Perfect family retreat or group getaway
  • Warm and friendly personal staff

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It's a personalised experience at Uplands: in discussion with your ranger, you'll determine the length and the route of your game drives into Kwande Private Game Reserve on your own private 4x4 safari vehicle while your personal chef and butler will take care of your needs back at the Uplands Homestead. Relax in the lodge's wonderful gardens in between activities and make use of the large swimming pool.

General Facilities

    Computer facilities
    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool


The Uplands Homestead's private chef prepares delicious family dishes as well as local specialities in the modernised farm kitchen. The lodge's elegant dining areas feature high ceilings, wooden floors and beautiful fireplaces but for an unforgettable culinary experience, nothing beats a true bush banquet in a surprise outdoor setting under the African sky.

Exclusive Use

Accommodating up to six guests, Uplands Homestead is an exclusive-use restored 1905 farmhouse featuring three spacious en suite bedrooms with private terraces. Facilities range from an in-room safe and WiFi to antique mirrors and Victorian claw-foot tubs in the bathrooms.

Exclusive Use AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini bar
    Outdoor area
    Private pool
    Safe in room
    Wi-fi available in room


  • Bird watching
  • Cultural tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Night drives
  • Private game-drives
  • Scenic flights
  • Specialist guides
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 15 Jan 2018 $600 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We had the most amazing vacation in Cape Town and Kwandwe!!!!! I cannot thank you enough for all you help with organising our trip it truely was the best holiday we have had in a very long time. We didnt think it coud get any better but Kwandwe Reserve was such a special experience the game drives were fantastic the whole family had an absolute ball and again our ranger Ryan, tracker Dennis and butler Zoy were great fun (there was a serious jenga competiition between them and Senan) We have amazing memories of our stay in South Africa!

    Siobhan Noone, May 2014
  • We had a great time; the property was amazing, the staff was great, and the animal viewing was great as well. I will definitely recommend this property to friends and family.

    Karim Salameh, July 2010

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Mary Keet

Mary Keet

Africa Safari Expert

"Right from the time you arrive at this old-world, colonial-style farm to welcome drinks, big smiles and waving hands, you won't want to leave!"



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We had a great time; the property was amazing, the staff was great, and the animal viewing was great as well. I will definitely recommend this property to friends and family.

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