The House

Set in a remote and tranquil valley and available for the sole use of families and parties of up to six, Uplands offers a private safari experience complete with a full contingent of friendly staff, including a dedicated chef, butler, dedicated ranger and tracker and private 4x4 safari vehicle to cater to your every need. This elegant 1905 farmhouse has been lovingly restored to retain all the charm and grace of yesteryear without losing any of its renowned warmth and ambiance.

Uplands Homestead strikes a perfect mix between the genteel and the wild. The elegant and refined interiors, with their damask linens, antique silver and porcelain, create the ideal foil for the rugged bushveld and wildlife outside. Furnished with authentic antiques and memorabilia reminiscent of a stately Settler home from the 1820s, Uplands boasts stylish modern comforts such as exquisitely appointed bathrooms, air conditioning, private verandas for each suite and a contemporary farmstyle kitchen. There is also a full size swimming pool and gazebo set amongst rolling lawns, surrounded on all sides by sweeping slopes decorated with hundreds of aloes.

The Suites

Three suites with private bathrooms combine modern comfort with old-fashioned luxury and attention to detail. Antique mirrors, claw-foot bathtubs and yellow wood chests and wardrobes blend seamlessly with air-conditioning, in-room safes and other modern conveniences. Comfortable queen, king or double beds are dressed with plush pillows and linens and a well appointed sitting area offers yet another place to lean back and relax on your safari adventure.

The Activities

Your dedicated 4x4 safari vehicle and private guide/ranger awaits outside, ready at any time to take you on a voyage of discovery through Kwandwe’s wild open spaces. Explore the natural splendor of Kwandwe on early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives, In between game drives take a closer look at the subtle unseen wonders of the bush on a leisurely walk or head out on foot in search of an up close big game experience, spend 3-4 hours tracking rhino with Kwandwe's conservation team or spend a full day on a conservation safari learning how to tag and monitor these great animals.

In between your active day, take some time to enjoy an in-room spa treatment by a trained therapist or take a break from the hustle and bustle and let the kids head off on one of the many inspiring activities offered by Kwandwe's amazing kids program.

The Cuisine

The heart of any farmhouse is its kitchen, and Uplands is no exception. With its wrought iron chandeliers and modern catering equipment cleverly represented as traditional cookware, the Uplands kitchen is the Homestead’s quaint and welcoming core. Your dedicated, skilled chef will create both old family favorites and sumptuous new dishes to inspire and delight. Meals are served in the dining area, where friends and family gather to share the day’s adventures. Plush chairs in the sitting room invite hours of relaxation, while the green lawns and pool deck create a perfect outlet for youthful energy.

Uplands Homestead


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