Kwandwe Uplands Homestead  Verified Listing

Grahamstown Eastern Cape South Africa

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Member since: 23 Jan. 2014

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Full Kitchen
TV
Garden
Breakfast included
Oven
Bath towels
Patio
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Microwave
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Parking on Premises
Dinner included
Breakfast and Dinner
Fireplace
Dining Area
Aircon
Bathrooms
Bedrooms
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities

Your Out of Africa experience awaits – Uplands an intimate, colonial-style safari home set in a remote and tranquil valley and available for the sole use of families of up to six. 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 ambience.

In Room Facilities:

Three suites with private verandas and en-suite bathrooms combine modern comfort with old-fashioned luxury. Antique mirrors and yellowwood chests and wardrobes blend seamlessly with air-conditioning, in-room safes, underfloor heating and other modern conveniences. The Uplands kitchen is the Homestead’s welcoming core. Meals are served in the dining area, where friends and family gather to share the day’s adventures, or alternatively under the African sky in the boma.

Area Information:

Kwandwe is located in South Africa's malaria-free Eastern Cape near Grahamstown. The nearest national airport is in Port Elizabeth, which lies 160 km (100 miles) from the reserve. There are daily scheduled flights from both Cape Town and Johannesburg international airports to Port Elizabeth. There is a daily scheduled flight from Port Elizabeth directly to the Kwandwe airstrip. The reserve lies approximately 65 km from the coast and is located in close proximity to the renowned Garden Route.

Property Facilities:

A private safari vehicle with ranger and tracker offers a completely flexible itinerary for daily game drives, nature walks, big game walking safaris (tracking white rhino, black rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot) and fishing. Back at the homestead, there is a full size swimming pool and gazebo set amongst rolling lawns, surrounded on all sides by sweeping slopes decorated with hundreds of aloes.

Attractions:

* Twice Daily Game Drives:
Explore the natural splendour of Kwandwe on early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. An armed ranger and tracker team share their extensive knowledge of the bush with you as you track the Big Five, as well as a variety of other wildlife. Morning drives begin as dawn breaks over the Great Fish River, and guests have the opportunity to see the predators winding up their nocturnal hunts and settling in for the day. Many animals take advantage of the cool morning hours to graze before the heat of the day. In the late afternoon, wildlife can often be spotted coming down to the river to drink. Night drives produce some unusual sightings, including aardvark, aardwolf, bat-eared fox and porcupine.
* Interpretive Bush Walks:
In between game drives, take a closer look at the subtle, unseen wonders of the bush on a leisurely walk within easy reach of your lodge. Dense euphorbia thickets are best explored on foot, revealing a secret world of lichen, mosses and ferns. Various birds of prey and other species nest in the taller trees or in the spiny canopy. An armed ranger guides guests through ‘up close and personal’ sightings of occasional buffalo herds, various antelope species, giraffe, warthog, bushbuck or bushpig.

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Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Game Lodge
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Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
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Grahamstown Reviews

Mdumiseni Ngcozana
07 October 2019

The weather and vegetation.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Nolusindiso mngqolo
01 June 2019

I like it around town of Grahamstown.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Corne Hall
01 March 2019

Historical buildings

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Margrit Heuser
02 August 2018

To visit the Town, best bakery in South Africa. Good restaurants and very friendly people.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5