Simon Amm, your Professional Hunting Guide and host, is the 7th generation of the Amm family to farm the historic Lindale Farm. The Amms consist of grandad Rex, Peter and Lorette and their children Simon and Kate. They consider it a privilege to be custodians of this beautiful property. Lindale is located near Grahamstown, in what is known as Settler Country, and has been lovingly restored by the Amm family. After numerous forays by previous owners into other agricultural ventures, including tobacco, ostriches, pineapples and dairy, Lindale is now home to a herd of disease free buffalo cattle and many other species of game.
Prior to the arrival of the 1820 Settler’s, Lindale was farmed by a Dutch Settler family. The Wedderburn family acquired the property and named it Lindale – after a beautiful village in the Lake District of England. The Amm family started farming Lindale in 1854 when Philip Amm married the widow Wedderburn, after they had both lost their respective spouses. Interestingly, Philip Amm’s first wife was the daughter of Richard Gush – famous in these parts for saving the village of Salem from Xhosa warriors in 1835. There is a monument on Lindale marking the spot where Richard Gush met with the Xhosa warriors to negotiate a peace settlement. The hugely superior force of Xhosas admired the courage of the unarmed settlers and that same spirit of “Ubuntu” lives on at Lindale today.
The Assegaai River flows through the length of the farm and this has enabled the construction of two large dams that hold a vast expanse of water. Because of this, numerous species of bird and animal life are attracted. These include pairs of fish eagle and crowned eagles, Cape clawless otters, waterfowl and different species of fish. On the plains and in the valleys you will encounter all manner of free roaming wildlife – buffalo, majestic kudu, zebra, giraffe, sable, eland, oribi, bontebok, the elusive blue duiker, impala, nyala and numerous other smaller creatures.
The Amm family look forward to welcoming you and will endeavour to make your stay a most pleasureable and never to be forgotten experience.
Pete Amm +27(0) 82 561 4941
Simon Amm +27(0) 82 443 1987
GPS: 33°27'27.6"S 26°28'52.5"E