Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Idyllic safari getaways are the perfect place for families to bond and have fun together - and where better than a restored 1905 colonial style farmhouse? Nestled in the verdant Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Uplands Homestead is a sole-use lodge that offers charm and grace.
The first thing that took our breath away is the large manicured garden, adorned with a beautiful pool and charming decking area perfect for leisurely breakfasts and afternoon teas. You’ll then notice the house itself, a grand structure that adds a touch of elegance to the surrounding wilderness. Once a farmhouse, Uplands Homestead has been restored to evoke a sense of history, yet still adds a hint of modernity thanks to its luxurious amenities and creature comforts.
Take for instance the three en-suite suites. All adopt an old-worldly style, with warm neutrals and a bear claw bathtub, yet still have modern amenities including a private veranda and air conditioning. The dining room and lounge are just as spectacular, with antique furnishings reminiscent of a stately Settler home in the 1820s, creating a deliciously cosy feel.
Arguably the best part of Uplands Homestead is the completely tailor-made experience. You’ll have your own dedicated butler taking care of all your needs, a chef to create sumptuous dishes, and a private vehicle and guide ready to take you on fabulous game drives any time of day or night. Bliss.
Please note, Uplands Homestead will be closed from 17 May 2018 for routine upgrades and refurbishments, and will reopen on 12 June 2018.
- All suites have a double bed
- Full board food and drink
- Dedicated butler, chef, 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle and guide/ranger
- Game drives
- Swimming pool
Open all year round, children of all ages are welcome.
This lodge can be booked as a single safari or as part of a tailor-made holiday with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £1175 / $1195 / €1345