Anmar Villa in Kirkwood is situated in one of the most beautiful valleys in
South Africa, namely the Sundays River Valley. It has breathtaking scenes of
thousands of Citrus Orchards hugging the Sundays River and surrounds. It is
situated only 35km from the world renowned Addo Elephant Park and 95Km from the
Port Elizabeth Air Port.
Over and above the scenery it is also home to one of the oldest pre-historic
fossils that lived 130-135 million years ago. It has fondly been nicknamed Kirky
(Nqwebasaurus) and is the emblem to the Kirkwood Wildsfees/Wild Life Festival.
This festival on the WILD SIDE has become the most popular insident on the year
calender and attracts as many as forty two thousand visitors over a period of 3
days. The vibe during this time and the live entertainment is difficult to match
and should not be missed.
Kirkwood is an active and lively farming community producing 33% of the South
African export of Citrus to the overseas markets. Visitors to the valley will
have the joy of visiting the Addo Elephant Park and then enjoy the beautiful
scenery, orchards and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables the next day.
Kirkwood has some excellent dining-out places and 4x4 tracks to visit. The Addo
Park, which extends behind the mountains, allows for excellent day visits and
4x4 driving and then to come back in the evening to a lovely typical South
African Braai at you own Anmar Villa Self Catering apartment. Or you can have it
done for you by your hosts!
Our accommodation provides for a kitchenette and en-suite bedroom. There is a
Braai area inside and outside. The pool is right on you doorstep to relax on a
hot summers day and the shaded garden filled with beautiful indigenous trees
allows for plenty of relaxation. Sunny and shaded corners will keep you
entertained all day long.
All modern commodities are available and there is a DSTV in the room or in the
We offer transport from the airport. Contact us for all other advice about the
roads leading to Kirkwood or activities for tourists in and around town. We are
ideal as a stop-over en-route to Addo Park and the Wild Coast, the Garden Route
or Cape Town.
About Kirky: The name is a combination of the town name Kirkwood and due to the
fact that its figure resembles that of a Turkey. Seventy percent of the remains
of Nqwebasaurus was found still in the nest as a juvenile, and named in the year
2000 by William de Klerk and Callum Ross. This is the only Xhosa named
Dinosaurus in the world. Kirky is one of only two carnivorous dinosauruses found
in South Africa. It was found in the Kirkwood Formation which is a Jurasic Park
in the small due to the many fossils found there.