Things to do
at Fort Richmond
Experience the thrill of game viewing on horseback.
Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of animals interacting at the waterhole – from the safety of a tree top viewing hut less than 20 yards away.
Go on a night drive and catch a glimpse of the elusive nocturnal animals, including Small Spotted Genet, Antbear, Aardwolf, Bateared Fox and Owls.
Hike through the bush – explore this extraordinary land and discover the simple beauty of ancient Bushman rock-etchings.
Quietly sip a drink while watching the sun set over the vast expanse of untouched landscape.
Go birding. With more than 200 species of bird the farm is a birder’s paradise.
Go fishing or river rafting on a neighbour’s farm.
from one of the
Master Hunters of Africa:
“This magical place creeps into one’s soul without warning.
At first — coming from a big city — it just seems like a fairly flat expanse of land that
stretches to the horizon all around one. I was particularly worried that my 13-year old son
would be bored — especially because he didn’t want to hunt. Instead, Fort Richmond
and its people has become one of our most treasured memories.
… my son keeps asking to go back
… my heart yearns for the silent, seductive beauty of that place in the middle of nowhere.
I brought a small rock with me — a reminder of a quiet, but unforgettable week in one of
the most special places on earth.”
21 415 acres of unspoiled nature … all to yourself.
The hauntingly arid landscape of Fort Richmond provides a breathtaking backdrop to the African safari of your dreams. Fort Richmond is home to 11 different habitats, over 22 species of free-roaming game, and nearly 200 bird species — a diversity of flora and fauna that can be appreciated by hunter and photographer alike.
“It is rare to experience a business that undersells and over delivers,
but your operation did that in spades …
Not only was the hunting spectacular, the rest of the experience was top notch as well.
I can’t wait to bring my boys back with me to experience what you have to offer”
A room with a view …
The Fort Richmond guest cottage accommodates up to 4 people in comfort. Whether you sleep in the twin beds of the North bedroom, or the cosy queen sized bed of the South bedroom, the sight of the sun rising through the glass doors will take your breath away.
Each bedroom boasts a bathroom en suite, with a shower (the South bedroom) or bath and shower (the North bedroom).
Accommodation for 2 more guests is situated in an annex to the main residence – with private access and all the home comforts of the guest cottage.
Sit on the patio and greet the new day with a cup of coffee or tea, a rusk or fresh fruit from the mini kitchen — before heading off to the nearby main residence for a sumptuous home-style breakfast.
The central living area, with its cool stone floor and authentic animal skin rugs, is the perfect place for your group to gather at the end of each unforgettable day. Sink into the sofa or sit around the long table to share your stories of the day’s adventures.
Meals are served at the main residence, in the company of the Wayland family – the perfect combination of formal presentation and casual, relaxed atmosphere.
Annamarie Wayland prepares delicious traditional dishes — taking careful account of each individual’s tastes or dietary requirements.
Home-baked breads, expertly barbequed cuts of game, garden-fresh vegetables and uniquely African accompaniments make each meal a culinary experience. Meal times are arranged according to the activities scheduled for each day … which could mean a Livingstonian-style meal in the bush — complete with sundowners and five-star quality service from the Wayland family.
The North Bedroom
A corner in the guest cottage living room
Dining under the thorn tree with a view
Highlights of the day's adventures
“Not a day goes by that I don’t think about your beautiful farm and warm hospitality.
I’m working on getting my wife to come back to South Africa with me.”