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The Uplands Homestead lies at the heart of South Africa's Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, 22 000 hectares (54 000 acres) of beautiful wilderness stretched out on either side of the Great Fish River. This safari destination is a natural conclusion to a vacation along the world-famous Garden Route.

Located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape province, this diverse and fascinating reserve has been restored and restocked with classic African wildlife. Kwandwe is a conservation success story which includes reclaiming areas of intense agriculture, reintroducing more than 7 000 wild animals (including elephant, black and white rhino, lion, leopard and cheetah), and providing a refuge for sensitive, sub-tropical thicket vegetation.

Uplands Homestead 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 old-world 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 to explore the private game reserve in search of the Big 5 and other fascinating wildlife.


  • Set in malaria-free, private game reserve
  • Graciously restored 1905 farmhouse
  • Exclusive use of the private villa
  • Private safari vehicle & guide
  • Perfect family retreat or group getaway
  • Warm & friendly personal staff


  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Night drives
  • Private game-drives
  • Scenic flights
  • Specialist guides
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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Accommodating up to six guests, Uplands Homestead is a restored 1905 farmhouse featuring three spacious en suite bedrooms with private terraces. Facilities range from an in-room safe and Wi-Fi to antique mirrors and Victorian claw-foot tubs in the bathrooms.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Swimming Pool
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Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

Siobhan Noone

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 Reser ve 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!
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Karim Salameh

"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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