Uplands Homestead and Melton Manor
These two exclusive-use villas within the Kwandwe Private Reserve are ideal for families. Enjoy the scenery and wildlife in your own private 4×4 safari vehicle, and be looked after by your dedicated ranger, personal chef and butler. At Uplands Homestead, 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.
Your Out of Africa experience awaits – an intimate colonial-style safari home, ideal for families of up to six. 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, we have added 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.
Melton Manor is a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch. This sole-use safari villa, where the smallest detail of your stay is planned according to your specific wishes, is perfect for family holidays or parties of friends. The welcoming U-shape and four en-suite bedrooms are cleverly designed around the central courtyard and its large, inviting swimming pool. Distinctively South African, feature pieces of simple colonial furniture combine with up-sized, deep comfortable sofas whilst subtle game and bush references embrace the local environment.
Your private safari vehicle, complete with team of tracker and ranger, stands at the ready to explore the spectacular wildlife and unmatched scenery of Kwandwe at your leisure.
This is ideal for family vacations of up to 8 people.
The woodlands, rocky hills and waterways of this region make it a must-do drive for visitors. There are any number of charming villages to stop off at and sample the local produce. See especially the Wilderness National Parks Lake District and the lagoons around Knysna.
Ways you can help in Garden Route
Sports is not always a priority in African schools so by volunteering in a sports initiative, you can give local children the chance to develop their love of sports. Support our community upliftment projects in the morning and assist with sports clinics in the afternoons. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the South […]
By joining in you will provide much needed manpower and assist us to make the local schools look and feel like a better place to learn! Many of the schools in Knysna’s townships are in an extremely poor condition and this does not provide a safe or inviting place for children to learn – and […]
A good education is sadly lacking in South Africa, and is a key priority. You can make a difference. You can assist in these ways: 1. Helping at a homework club You can provide educational support by assisting local children with their homework assignments, while ensuring that they gain a better understanding of the material. 2. […]
Lack of employment and accessibility to education is a large cause of poverty in the Knysna area, and this initiative aims to target these areas, providing opportunities to improve various aspects of daily life, including health, diet and basic education for children and adults. You will gain insight into empowerment projects in Africa as well […]