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GROOTFONTEIN is a 4th generation family farm that has been in the Grobler Family for over 80 years! 


FIND US in the Waterberg Mountain Range in the Limpopo province. Our closest town is the malaria-free and popular eco-tourism hub of Thabazimbi. The area has various Big 5 Reserves, scenic golf courses, excellent shopping and medical facilities.

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GROOTFONTEIN offers a variety of lodges for lovers of the great outdoors looking for private, unspoilt and affordable accommodation for short, medium or even long stays.

We are off-the-grid, BUT have all the modern conveniences you need to enjoy your stay including WiFi, hot showers and solar power.

R200 for kids under 12 and little ones under 2 stay for FREE. Midweek Specials, Group and Long Stay Discounts apply. Peak Season is the School Holidays and Long Weekends..

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If your vision is a rustic Bush Wedding with a Bushveld farm as your backdrop, then Grootfontein might just be that perfect Wedding Venue

for your special day.

The farm can sleep up to 40 wedding guests in shared accommodation with additional accommodation options available within the area.

Our experienced team can offer catering and project managing the wedding or perhaps you prefer to arrange the event yourselves - either way, we are happy to host your wedding and help you create the most memorable wedding suited to you both.

For more information, email

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“We really liked Giant Rock and Kudu lodge - both unique and have a great Jan feel about them - connected to great views and wonderful bush. The sunrises and sunsets of Giant Rock are wow.”


Not only do we offer beautiful accommodation with guaranteed breathtaking views, we have lots of activities for you to enjoy!


From birding fanatics to the more daring 4x4 enthusiast, there's something for everyone to do! 


Most of our activities are FREE for sleep-in guests or come at a reasonable price for our day visitors.

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Grootfontein Nature Reserve has been in the Grobler family since 1939 when it was purchased by Piet & Pattie Grobler whose love for the land began the legacy of what was to follow over the coming 80 odd years.

The farm is located in the Waterberg Mountain Range in Limpopo.   The closest town is Thabazimbi, a eco-tourism town that is malaria-free.  The town has a scenic golf course and the Marakele Animal Sanctuary is well worth a visit.  


Grootfontein is 1 hour's drive from Sun City and Pilansberg National Park where you can see the Big 5 from your car.


On Grootfontein, we have embraced a carbon-sensitive footprint.  This means, you will enjoy hot showers powered by paraffin, fridges cooled by either gas or solar, lights powered by solar power and your cellphone can be charged by solar as well.


Cellphone signals are mostly terrible (ain't that great!), but we do have a Wifi Hotspot on request and can accommodate business travellers needing to stay in touch with the office and their customers.

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