Kwandwe Uplands Homestead
The 54,000 acre Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is in the heart of South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape and has five separate lodges. It is a safari destination in its own right or could be the natural conclusion or beginning to a journey along the world-famous Garden Route.
Accommodation & Facilities
Kwandwe’s Uplands Homestead was the original house on the reserve and dates from 1905. Lovingly restored, yet retaining all the charm of a previous era, this property offers a wonderful base for families or groups of friends. Decorated with authentic memorabilia and antiques, the three bedroom house has all modern conveniences such as air-conditioning, a full size swimming pool, and a comfortable sitting and dining room. Set in a mature garden the property affords views over the surrounding reserve. The Homestead comes with its own safari vehicle and guide who will tailor activities throughout your stay.
Wildlife & Activities
Kwandwe Uplands Homestead is home to some intriguing habitats and good wildlife, including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant and cheetah. Predators are often sighted and there’s a good chance (in the African winter months) of seeing the elusive aardvark. During a stay here guests can enjoy day and night drives, guided bush walks, picnics, bush sundowners and fishing on the river, or can simply choose to do nothing and absorb this vast, private wilderness. Specialist walking safaris can also be arranged, searching for large animals such as elephant and buffalo with a specialised guide and tracker, subject to the availability of the guiding team. From 1st May to 30th September guests over 16 years old have the option to do an overnight walking safari with a night fly-camping for a small additional charge; please let us know if you would like to do this, as it must be pre-booked.