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South Africa / Uplands Homestead at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

There’s a distinct ‘Out of Africa’ atmosphere of bygone elegance and charm at Uplands Homestead.

With its burnished antique silverware, fine porcelain and rich damask linens, it provides a marked contrast to the rugged bushveld beyond. Relax into stately home interiors from around the turn of the nineteenth century, replete with beautifully appointed bathrooms, claw-foot bathtubs, expansive private veranda and a farmstyle kitchen. There are just three suites in total, the property being available for the sole use of families and parties of up to six people. A stay at Uplands Homestead brings the chance to enjoy a privately-guided 4x4 safari experience with your own ranger and tracker. Your every wish is closely attended to by a full contingent of friendly staff including a butler and chef. The area is malaria-free and the opportunities to view a vast array of exciting wildlife are endless. After a mornings game viewing, relax by the swimming pool.

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When to visit South Africa

A year round destination, but expect cooler weather in the Eastern and Western Capes during winter, between June and August. Mpumalanga stays warm year round with temperatures, humidity and rainfall all increasing in the summer months between October and March. The whales return to the waters around Hermanus from July to November, and the spring months of August and September are particularly colourful along the Garden Route.

The prime time for game viewing is generally the drier winter and spring months from April to September when animals frequent the waterholes. During the wetter summer months between October and March, animals can still be viewed but are more widely dispersed – from December to February there may be more sightings of newborn animals.

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