GROOTFONTEIN PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
|GROOTFONTEIN PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
071 569 5611
|Address:||Grootfontein Farm, District Thabazimbi, Limpopo Province, South Africa, 0380|
GROOTFONTEIN PRIVATE GAME RESERVE OFFERS BUSH VELD CAMPING AND LODGE ACCOMMODATION WITH FAMILY ACTIVITIES AND GROUP/EVENT VENUE IN THABAZIMBI, WATERBERG
Grootfontein is a 4th generation working family farm and eco-resort and we welcome all lovers of the Great African Outdoors! We offer rustic bush-style accommodation, hiking, birding, herpetology, camping, 4X4 trails, mountain biking and game viewing. Here you will find serenity and a pristine, untouched Bushveld landscape that is home to 120+ species of birds, 130+ species of trees and a wonderful range of animals, reptiles and amphibians.
You can stay for a few days at one of our rustic lodges or come out just for the day - after your hiking, mountain biking, birding, herpetology, dog walking...spend a few hours at one of our bush lodges for a leisurely braai for lunch or dinner! If you have a family gathering or group day out planned, there is nothing better than a day spent at your own private lodge, with splash pool and braai area, in the bushveld!
SELF CATERING AND CAMPING ACCOMMODATION IN THABAZIMBI
Grootfontein offers 4 rather unique lodges! We are an eco-lodge and so do not have electricity, we are proudly off-the-grid! Each lodge has its own solar lights, gas fridge/freezer and gas shower.
Aloe Lodge is a beautiful 3 double bedroom lodge – open to nature, with a great kitchen, lounge area, large entertainment area and viewing deck facing the magnificent Waterberg Mountains. It has its own splash pool with the same amazing views over the mountains.
Berlin has one large bedroom with a queen bed and bunk beds in it. It has a great braai area and an amazing open-air kitchen dining area. Along with its own splash pool, it is ideal for a young family!
Giant Rock is literally built on the side of a giant rock! Over three levels, you have your bedroom with a queen bed and double sleeper couch with a viewing deck and beautiful views of the mountains on the top level, the middle level has a rustic kitchen and the ground floor level has your braai area, bathroom and splash pool.
Voelstop is a rustic cottage, with 2 and a half bedrooms, toilet room, lounge, kitchen and dining area all inside. It has 2 braai areas, one to the front and one to the back of the cottage, as well as a shady viewing deck and its own splash pool. Voelstop is wheelchair-friendly.
Marula is our camping area and is totally secluded, situated on the top of a mountain. We have 4 large camping sites, 2 communal braai areas and a splash pool. We also offer a large fully equipped miners shack for times of heavy rain. Marula offers peace and tranquillity amidst the most beautiful views of the Waterberg mountains.
ACTIVITIES AT GROOTFONTEIN NATURE RESERVE, THABAZIMBI
Grootfontein Nature Reserve offers a wide range of activities for the whole family! Come and spend the day doing your activities of choice and then have a leisurely braai at one of our lodges, or stay the night in one of our lodges, our camping area or anywhere along your hiking, mountain biking, birding or herping route! We are happy to accommodate all your requirements!
Grootfontein offers 50km of Bushveld scenic rides for the casual or extreme rider! Single track, exhilarating down hills, challenging zig-zag uphills, technical climbs, pioneering kloof tracks...Grootfontein has it all! We also offer a 5km circular track for the little ones!
We have a wide array of game on the farm, but we do not have the Big 5 so our guests and visitors can hike around the farm safely. We try to cater to all your hiking preferences...short routes, long routes, getting off the beaten track, even sleep-outs. Groups are welcome to chat to us for a personalised recommendation on routes, overnight facilities in the lodge or elsewhere on the farm and other activities you can work into your program.
Birding and herping
With over 130 species of birds and a wide array of reptiles and amphibians on the farm, it is a birder and herpers dream! Spend your day turning over rocks or climbing hills to look for your prizes or spend the night in the great outdoors to experience the abundance of night life at Grootfontein. Whichever way you choose, we guarantee that you will soon want to repeat your experience!
The Grootfontein 4x4 route takes you on a challenging 16km route that should take 2-3 hours...unless you stop for a sun-downer or to enjoy the views! Enjoy the abundant wildlife, birds galore and endless views of cliffs, valleys and beautiful Bushveld. After your route, why not relax with a braai at one of our lodges while experiencing the great South African sunset!
Grootfontein has a wonderful range of animals such as Zebra, Giraffe, Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck, Blue Wildebeast, Nyala, Bushbuck, Warthog, various small carnivores, reptiles and Leopard. Because we don’t have the Big 5 you are able to safely hike or cycle around the farm to view the animals or drive around yourself. The animals often come into the lodge area at night, so if you’re really quiet, you might see a few of them walking past your windows!
VENUE FOR GROUPS, EVENTS & TEAM BUILDING
Grootfontein is the perfect place for a team building exercise or a family reunion. We offer loads of great activities, with more than enough space to accommodate any activities that you may have planned. We have beautiful lodges to spend the night or weekend in as well as a large camping site on top of a mountain complete with communal braai areas, spectacular views and a splash pool for those warm summer days and nights!
We can organise all kinds of special packages and adventures, so just ask us! You will be glad you did – we can get very creative! So far, we have hosted ‘Masterchef Grootfontein’, photography weekends, birding outings, survival courses and wellness weekends with another wedding coming up soon! You can organise a childrens' camping and educational weekend with bird watching, hiking, survival courses or hunting for reptiles and amphibians. Let them gather around the campfire at night for campfire songs and toasted marshmallows – what an experience!
Whatever your hearts desire, if an African Bush experience is what you are after, Grootfontein is the place for you! Come along and visit us! We look forward to welcoming you!