Kings Walden was born of great romantic  spirit. It was here in the 1930’s that a beautiful young woman stood spellbound at the mountain views and said to the man beside her: “I never want to leave”. He was the owner of the land and the view. “Marry me”, he replied, “and you will never have to”.

Many, many years later, on the night she died here, lightning struck the enormous blue gum tree at the viewpoint. It is still standing today, bone-white and dramatic, a symbol of Kings Walden Garden Manor’s magical romantic spirit and history.


Come and enjoy our incredible mountain views, famous country gardens and chic accommodation in a century old, heritage home. Kings Walden combines international excellence and African warmth and legend in a spectacular mountain setting.


Kings Walden is delighted to welcome new managers Billy and Minette McKechnie, who have taken over from Steven and Sophie Jacobs following their return to Belgium. Billy and Minette have spent the past few years managing Jao Camp, an exclusive five-star camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, and bring to Kings Walden a great love of Africa, a passion for people and a commitment to hospitality excellence.
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