- Exclusive-use only
- Ideal for families or groups
- Located in Kwandwe Game Reserve
- Private, tailor-made services
Set in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, located in the historically rich Eastern Cape and surrounded by 22 000 hectares of exclusive, malaria-free wilderness, Uplands Homestead offers guests great opportunities to interact with a wide array of game, including the endangered 'Kwandwe' or blue crane, South Africa's national bird.
Uplands Homestead is a charming colonial-style 1905 farmhouse offered on an exclusive-use basis for groups or families of up to six. Located in a tranquil valley surrounded by undulating hills, it offers three luxurious suites furnished in a double or twin configuration, each with a private terrace and en-suite bathroom and free-standing bath. Huge fireplaces, richly woven rugs, yellowwood kists and wardrobes, hand-stitched damask linen and an enviable collection of antique china, pewter, and silver from the 19th century contribute to Upland's homeliness. In addition to a contemporary farm-style kitchen and an exquisitely furnished dining area, guests can enjoy afternoon tea on the immaculately manicured front lawns, with ample space for football or cricket. A large swimming pool and gazebo sit at the far end of the lawn.
The homestead comes with a dedicated butler, chef, and ranger and tracker team, as well as a private four-by-four safari vehicle, for ultimate flexibility over your schedule. Popular activities include game drives, for sightings of the big five and other unusual species such as the porcupine, aardwolf or aardvark, and bush walks, where you can get 'up close and personal' experiences with wildlife. The Big Game Walking Safari offers the thrill of tracking rhinos, elephants and buffalo on foot, while fishing, boat trips, and volunteering activities at the Mgcamabele Community Centre can be organised in advance. For additional cost, there are options to go on a 'Save the Rhino' drive, a Rhino Conservation safari or a photographic safari, including photography workshops. To relax from the excitement of game tracking, in-room massage treatments are available.
Uplands Homestead is ideal for families with young children, with parents not having to worry about bothering other guests. The villa and grounds are fully electric-fenced for security, so parental supervision can be relatively relaxed. Sole-use villa rates are applicable to Uplands Homestead (for up to 6 guests), and with exclusive use children and families are welcome.
Service rating : Brian and Lisa made sure everything was taken care of on our South African trip. We didn't have to worry about anything, but showing up and enjoying our trip. Thank you, Tourdust!
Product : We has a great time and everything met our expectations.
verified review for Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 19 September 2016
Service rating : Tourdust suggested excellent itinerary. Our holiday was varied and exciting, it contained city break, culture break, history, well-known sights and jungle adventure all in one. At planning stage, Tourdust was responsive and understanding. Great service
Product : well-organised and seamless by the Tourdust yet adveturous for us, it's the best combination!
verified review for The Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu on 14 May 2015
Service rating : Good engagement and all comments were incorporated in the itinerary proposal. Good availability and plenty of patience to accommodate changes. Clear itinerary and details about accommodations and activities. Could have been improved with SatNav details when places were in more remote places.
Product : Many of the places we stayed were really exclusive and I would not have been able to find them independently so it was a great service from Tour Dust.
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