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Broadlands Country House - Kirkwood, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Located on a working citrus farm, twenty-five minutes from Addo Elephant National Park, where a special ambience awaits you - a country farm with five star features. Broadlands Country House resides in magnificent, tranquil surroundings on an orange farm outside the village of Kirkwood in the Sundays River Valley.......further information

team building Team Building and Events Management in Kirkwood
Teambuilding and Events Management South Africa (TBAE) specialises in interactive team building, with programs designed to promote team spirit and a participative culture. TBAE is renowned for the design and delivery of unique, innovative, fun and memorable team building programs, customised to meet each client’s individual needs, agenda and budget. Our experienced and highly skilled facilitators work in partnership with our clients to ensure continuity in existing training or development programs ...more about team building and events management in Kirkwood

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Kirkwood Information

Kirkwood is situated about 80 km (50 miles) from the Indian Ocean and about 100 meters (330 ft) above sea level.

The South African Weather Bureau recorded a temperature of 50.3 °C (122.5 °F) in Kirkwood in 1928 - the highest temperature ever recorded in South Africa.

To the north of Kirkwood are the Rietberg Mountains with the Uyepoort (Uye Gateway), which provides passage to the Zuurberg Mountains and the Addo Elephant National Park.

Kirkwood's subtropical climate makes it ideal for the growing of citrus fruits and this has made it the citrus capital of the Eastern Cape. Indeed, Kirkwood is the center of one of the largest citrus-growing regions in South Africa with approximately 120 square kilometres (30,000 acres) of citrus orchards. Approximately 8 million cartons of oranges, lemons, grapefruit and other citrus fruit are exported from this region each year.

The Sundays River Citrus Company employs approximately 1500 people on a seasonal basis to pack the export citrus. There are packhouses in Kirkwood, Addo and Summerville.

Kirkwood is also the capital town of the Sundays River Valley Municipality, which also includes places such as Patterson, Addo and Enon, and has a total population of about 70,000 people.

Roses are also grown in the area and there are several game farms situated nearby. The town also hosts an annual Wildlife Festival.

A panoramic view of Kirkwood and the surrounding citrus groves is possible from The Lookout in the Rietberg Mountains, where Kirkwood had his vision. The Lookout is also well known as a dinosaur fossil site. The first complete dinosaur fossil to be found in South Africa, nicknamed "Kirky", was discovered near here. Kirky was smaller than 2 meters. | Western Cape | Eastern Cape | Northern Cape | Kwazulu-Natal | Free State | Gauteng | Limpopo Province | North West Province | Mpumalanga | Sitemap

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