In the heart of South Africa’s untouched The Eastern Cape
province, Kwandwe Uplands Homestead
twinkles and beckons the modern traveller with old-fashioned dreams. This “Out of Africa”-esque 1905 farmhouse has been tenderly restored to retain all its charm of yesteryear, while bestowing upon guests a sense of remote wilderness that only the African bush is able to do.
The world-class Big 5 safari destination of Kwandwe Game Reserve
is home to Uplands Homestead and is renowned for its understated luxury, exquisite scenery, and thousands of animal and bird species. A personal ranger will tailor your safari to your individual interests on private game drives, night drives, bird watching, and bush walks.
Elegant, refined interiors with damask linens, wrought-iron chandeliers, and antique silver and porcelain create the perfect appendage to the rolling lawns and sweeping aloe slopes of the exterior. Three suites with private bathrooms showcase meticulous attention to detail as antique mirrors, claw-foot bathtubs, bay windows, and yellowwood chests and wardrobes blend with air-conditioning, private verandahs, and other modern conveniences. The vintage farm-style kitchen is where your chef will create fresh delights.
Intimate colonial-style safari home, suited for families of up to six
Contemporary farm-style kitchen and lavish living room, and full-length swimming pool and gazebo amidst rolling lawns
Set in malaria-free Big 5 game reserve in the Eastern Cape
Private butler and experienced chef
Personal 4x4 safari vehicle with knowledgeable ranger and tracker team
Kwandwe Game Reserve is in a region rich in cultural and natural heritage about 160 km east of Port Elizabeth. The reserve covers 20,000 hectares of wilderness and includes 30km of the Great Fish River. The property's position makes it the perfect ending to a journey along the Garden Route.