Uplands Homestead

A beautifully restored farmhouse turned safari villa

Uplands Homestead

Uplands Homestead is one of a few accommodation options in the famed Kwandwe Game Reserve, which is a haven for rhino conservation.

Uplands is the most characterful of the villas on the reserve, and sleeps a family of up to six very comfortably. Each suite has its own private veranda and is en-suite, and this with the large communal living area means a very versatile living space for a family.

Immaculately manicured lawns surround the lovely building, which then give way to the more wild bush beyond. The full-sized swimming pool is a great place to while away an afternoon, or to cool off over lunch time in between activities. 

Extremely easy to get to as part of a Cape Town and Garden Route itinerary, a stay at Uplands Homestead is a wonderful base for a special South Africa family safari.

As well as daily game drives, there are some specialist safari excursions that are bookable in advance, such as photographic safaris, rhino conservation safaris, and a rhino monitoring drive.

Each family will doubtless have its own aims for a safari, and its own sense of adventure, and the staff at Uplands (and Kwandwe as a whole) are masters at crafting a day unique to each family.

There are activities to suit every sense of adventure, and with timings completely flexible, you can shape these as you wish. Little ones on a kids safari can look forward to scavenger hunts, junior fishing trips, cooking lessons, sand art, African bedtime stories, and much else besides.

Plan your stay
Coral Tree luxury rating

Number of rooms

3 ensuite bedrooms in a private villa


Kwandwe Game Reserve

Child Policy

All ages welcome

Why we love it

"The perfect safari escape in which to explore and relax as a family. The villa is beautiful and the game reserve offers excellent wildlife viewing as well as diverse activities."


Tess, Coral Tree founder

Key Highlights & Amenities
  • Exclusive use - the beautifully restored old farmhouse is a real home away from home
  • Private vehicle and guide as standard
  • Interactive kitchen and excellent cuisine
  • Daily game drives, nature walks, fishing and big game walking safaris on offer
  • Full-sized swimming pool and childminding services available
  • Impressive array of child-centred safari activities
Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
Talk to us about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

Get in touch
Talk to Tess & Mike about your next big adventure
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720
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