ACTIVITIES

Grootfontein will always be all about off-the-grid tranquility. We are a fourth-generation family farm that respects nature and enjoys sharing it with like-minded individuals.

We are blessed with one-road-in / one-road-out privacy, no light or noise pollution, pristine combretum veld, surrounded by mountains and a healthy eco-system of plains game, abundant birdlife, a wide variety of trees and creatures big & small.

Enjoy a good book, lie by the pool, detox from 21-Century life, take a deep breath...or jump into action with our variety of ACTIVITIES on offer!

FREE for our sleepover guests (Except kayaking) and great value for our Day Visitors

HIKing

We cater for the CASUAL HIKER...and the enthusiast with energy to burn! The 5.5km circular KUDU Route hugs the mountain and gives you a good workout and feel for our part of the famous Bushveld. Remember your water bottle, suntan lotion, snacks, camera/cell, binoculars, Bird Guide (if that's your thing!)...or leave it all behind and do some serious TRIAL RUNNING! For the more energetic you can hike our mountainous 6-11km BLACK EAGLE Route and enjoy the panoramic views towards Botswana and the Waterberg. Expect sightings of kudu, mountain rheebuck, zebra, klipspringer, resident black eagles, and much more. 

R150 P/P FOR day visitors

free for sleepover guests

MTB & Motocross

Enjoy a combo of our Kudu and Black Eagle Routes, or for more time on the legs ask us for a recommended route though the scenic Bushveld farms along the Crocodile River! A lot of thorn veld, so solid tubes highly recommended.

R150 P/P FOR day visitors

free for sleepover guests

Kayaking

We offer half-day "brown river rafting" on the picturesque Crocodile River (no crocodiles :-) ). Enjoy a vigorous work-out, or drift down the sluggish current and surprise a wide variety of bird-, fish- and wildlife enroute! Ask our farm manager for a drop-off / collect date/time. We got two kayaks that fit 4 big or 6 small enthusiasts!
4-5 hours roundtrip. Remember water, snacks, suntan lotions, a hat, old clothes and be very careful with cellphones and camera's...its calm rafting BUT a swim or two is to be expected! Bring your own kayaks for bigger groups

R500 per trip

Birding

Our 130+ species of feathered friends enjoy the varied bushveld biomes of riverine forest (fish eagle, night heron, pied king fisher), savanna (quinea fowl, grey loerie, Piet-My-Vrou) and mountain (black eagle, arrow marked babbler, Cape Vulture).
Come and enjoy all you twitchers out there! Welcome to combine your visit with a choice of our other activities. See Accommodation for sleepover options.

R150 P/P FOR day visitors

free for sleepover guests

4 x 4 Routes &

self-drive game drives

4x4: Follow the Kudu Route to the Blomboskloof turn-off and zig-zag to the top, turn left and travel 2.5km to the farm boundary and start the well-marked 4x4 trail (Grade 3 and unlikely to damage your vehicle). Two or more vehicles only. Expect a round-trip of 3 hours + picnic time at the top! Enjoy the abundant wildlife, birds galore and endless views of cliffs, valleys and prime Bushveld. We have a Braai-area at the top...ideal for SUNDOWNERS as well!
Self-Drive (SUV only): Take the family or friends and enjoy the many interconnecting farm roads. Expect sightings of plains game, abundant birdlife and unspoilt scenic plains, mountains and view points. Do not use the roads marked "Private".

R250 per vehicle FOR day visitors, picnic facilities included

free for sleepover guests

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