Things to do
Go on a day trip to the third most visited spot in South Africa: an extra-ordinary man-made hole – the largest in the world – dug to excavate diamonds in the historic town of Kimberley.
Take a glimpse into the past with a trip to historic war sites and museums in the region.
Speak with your host to arrange the animal encounter of your dreams: a ride on an elephant, a walk with lions or a view of the Big 5 from behind a camera.
Organize a fishing or diving excursion to the Aliwal Shoal near Durban.
from one of the
Master Hunters of Africa:
“Fort Richmond… is beautiful, the animals are in good condition and in adequate
numbers. The clear skies, silence and tranquility will be remembered long after the
visit and, in the end, will result in returning to the farm.
If you desire a peaceful, clean, relaxed experience that can be shared by a family
and that will build bonds to last a lifetime, this is the place I WILL RECOMMEND.”
The land and its history
Fort Richmond is situated in a malaria-free area just north of the Orange River (approximately 100km south of Kimberley) in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Summers are usually hot and rainy while winters are cool and dry.
The Wayland family has owned and managed the Fort Richmond property since 1869. The conservation of this unique ecosystem – which includes thornveld, sandveld, karoo, pans and panveld - has always been a priority to them.
From 1899 to 1902, English soldiers fighting in the Anglo-Boer War occupied the house. The family were sent to Grahamstown for the war’s duration, but Walther Wayland stayed behind to keep a watchful eye over their precious piece of Africa.
In 1975 John Wayland adopted a holistic approach to managing the land. Range conditions improved to such an extent that the stocking levels of game were increased and indigenous species were reintroduced.
Today, visitors to Fort Richmond will be astounded by the diversity of terrain, plants, animals and birds that they encounter in the farm’s 11 unspoiled habitat types. John’s son — the wonderful, late, great African hunter: Neil Wayland — was as passionate about nature and all that it has to offer, as any of his predecessors. Annamarie — Neil’s widow — and Geoffrey — Neil’s son — are committed to maintaining the delicate balance between man and environment that was established by John and Neil.
“...thank you for the wonderful hunting trip we made to your farm.
Your hospitality and kindness is something that I will always remember.
Thank you for the opportunity you gave me to hunt and the opportunity to
experience the beauty of nature on a beautiful farm like yours.”