Quaint safari homestead set in the valley of Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Off the beaten track lies a charming homestead with ample luxuries that range from game drives and private verandas to a boma, swimming pool, and gazebo. Embrace the character and appeal of this restored 1905 farmhouse accommodating groups of 6 in 3 en-suite bedrooms. Cocooned in a well-kept garden, you can enjoy the serenity while admiring the Great Fish River valley in the distance. Every night you spend at Kwandwe has an impact by means of an equally divided community and conservation levy. Guests also have the opportunity to volunteer and take part in activities like a rhino conservation safari.
Best time to go to Eastern Cape Game Reserves
The Eastern Cape has a Goldilocks climate – not too hot, not too cold – with plenty of sunshine, making it a prime year-round destination. The best time to visit for wildlife viewing is in the dry winter season from May to September as the foliage is sparse and animals flock to water sources. The winter nights can be very cold, so you will need your fleece and beanie. Between October and April, reserves are busier owing to the warm weather. You can also enjoy an abundance of baby animals, spring flowers and migratory birds during this period.
The 3 suites of the Uplands Homestead boast private verandas, extra-large double beds, and en-suite bathrooms with air-conditioning, in-room safes, and underfloor heating. The restored farmhouse has a cordial atmosphere and features antique mirrors and yellowwood wardrobes. An infant cot is available for a child 0-2 years old.