A luxurious, sole-use property, Uplands Homestead is a restored 1905 farmhouse in the game-rich Kwande Private Game Reserve.
Perfect for families or small groups, the homestead has accommodations in three spacious en suite bedrooms. A blend of contemporary and 19th c. settler style, the bedrooms feature original antiques and comfortable furnishings. The en suite bathrooms come with a shower and either a ball and claw bath or an oval stone bath. The private veranda is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy views of the bush. Other amenities include air-conditioning, safe, mini-bar, bathrobes, under-floor heating, complementary Wi-Fi, and hair dryer.
Kwandwe means “place of the blue crane” in the local Xhosa language. The lodge is located in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve which comprises over 54,363 acres on the edge of the former Karoo Basin, where several of Africa’s vegetation zones converge, and biodiversity is extremely rich. The landscape is dominated by bushveld on open plains and rolling hills, with succulent euphorbias, aloes, and spekboom among the characteristic plants. Thousands of animals, including Africa’s big five: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo have been reintroduced to the reserve. And it also serves as a haven for endangered animals and birds. Along this stretch of the Great Fish River, the famous battle between the 1820 settlers and the indigenous black population was fought.