Kwandwe Uplands Homestead
Ideal for families Kwandwe has White and Black Rhino
Ideal for families
Kwandwe has White and Black Rhino

Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

A vast and pristine wilderness flanking the banks of the Great Fish River in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is home to a diverse array of wildlife including the ‘Big Five’, and features four intimate and luxurious lodges.


South Africa


Kwandwe is a conservation victory where today thousands of animals including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, leopard and cheetah freely roam its expansive plains. With only 4 small lodges on 22,000 ha/ 54,000 acres of privately owned land, Kwandwe ensures a high yield/ low impact conservation model while at the same time offering guests a private and unforgettable safari experience.

Need to Know

Uplands Homestead a sensitively restored 1905 farmhouse, offering a true ‘Out of Africa’ ambiance. Available on a sole-use basis only, it is ideal for families or small groups of friends


Private guide, tracker and vehicle for game drives, nature walks, boating and fishing Day and night game drives with your own private guide and vehicle, nature walks, boat cruises and additional safari activities with specialised rangers such as big game walks, rhino monitoring and rhino conservation safaris.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Black and white rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, cheetah, black wildebeest, hippo, springbok, giraffe, brown hyena, aardvark, aardwolf, black footed cat, serval, eland, red hartebees and over 300 species of birds in their natural habitat, including river/ water life.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Day and night game drives in open safari vehicles, fishing, massages, and bush banqueting, or visit Kwandwe’s community centre to see first-hand how responsible tourism is enriching the lives of those touched by Kwandwe.


The homestead features 3 en-suite double/ twin bedrooms with private verandahs. Guest areas include a sitting and dining room, farm-style kitchen, a large lawn with a swimming pool and gazebo. Private 4x4 safari vehicle. In-room massages. In-room facilities include telephones, indoor baths and showers, in-room safe, hair dryers, laundry, air conditioning.


Uplands Homestead is available only for the sole use of a group or family of up to six people. Furnished with antiques and memorabilia reminiscent of a Settler home from the 1820s Private 4x4 safari vehicle, butler, chef, ranger and tracker


2017 American Express Platinum Fine Dining 'Top 100' Awards; Top 3 Best Social Involvement Programme in the Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards; Kwandwe listed in the Conde Nast Top Overseas Leisure Hotels category; Runner up in the National Geographic World Legacy Awards; Kwandwe listed in the Conde Nast Traveller Gold List


Game viewing is excellent all year round. The warmest months are September to April. From May to August it is cooler. In winter there is a winter schedule to take the colder mornings and evenings into consideration - they also have all-in-one duvet jackets!

Average StayAverage Stay

4 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

2016: ZAR 41,100 for 1 - 6 guests - fully inclusive for the whole villa.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Uplands is perfect for families with children of all ages. The Eastern Cape is malaria-free so ideal for families. Kwandwe offers a host of activities to keep kids entertained, including receiving 'Rangers in Training' backpacks. As Uplands is a private villa, safari activities can be arranged at times to suit the family.

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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