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.
- 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 part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £985 / €1115 / $1375