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Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

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Stunning scenery

Fabulous scenery, absolute peace and quiet and various walks/hikes that can be undertaken. Our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Truro, United Kingdom
Beautiful forest full of bidrs and wildlife

We went for an afternoon stroll to the forest and found lots of interesting things: local special... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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R 322, Heidelberg 1441, South Africa
+27 28 722 2412
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were very lucky to be some of the first guests at the new eco-friendly wooden cottages in the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve. Firstly the arrangements and communication from Cape Nature was faultless. Confirmation reservation, directions and description was very good. We knew what to expect...More

4  Thank dreyeresther
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

Five of us, eldest 67, youngest 12, hiked the Boosmansbos Wilderness trail at the end of March 2015. We especially wanted to see and experience the reported magnificent and ancient Boosmansbos. The overgrown and neglected 14 km path to the top of the mountain should...More

7  Thank Stefan O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous scenery, absolute peace and quiet and various walks/hikes that can be undertaken. Our group of six had varying levels of fitness and the hilly terrain was a bit too much for a couple of them. I'd return again so that I could finish the...More

Thank akay07
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We went for an afternoon stroll to the forest and found lots of interesting things: local special forest, birds, colourfull muchrooms and flowers,... We missed having longer time to be able to do all the hikes as it really looks a place where you can...More

Thank fitxifitxi
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The campsites are situated at the down-slope of the valley, which resulted in having an amazing view, especially sunset. Enjoyed the nature walks through the forest. Had some issues with the electricity point but the staff was very responsive and sorted the issue out. Would...More

1  Thank MarilizeF7
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We joined up with friends to check out Grootvadersbosch and it's accessibility for wheelchairs. All I can say is bravo Cape Nature. The three UA chalets are superb and perfectly accessible. The reserve itself is spectacularly beautiful with emerald forest and towering trees. It rained...More

Thank ShinyBriony
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Breathtaking views enjoyable forest 🌳 walks will lots of scenery bird 🦅 hides really a place to find yourself again.

Thank Marius R
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Star rating 3.75 Ablusions were clean, but no hair dryer sockets in women's ablusion. Difficult to keep clothes dry in shower closets. The camping stands are beautifully situated, but small and with somewhat of an incline. Considered fellow campers, no music, but due to proximity...More

Thank Riekert B
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We love this reserve! The campground is beautiful and the new chalets are a real asset. Thoughtfully appointed with everything you need. Forest and Fynbos walks to suit everyone's ability. We counted close to 60 bird species in a day with some wonderful special sightings!...More

Thank Tonia S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We did the forest hike on reasonable paths which occasionally crossed a small river. We climbed up 2 bird hides which were high enough to enjoy the forest canopy from a different viewpoint. The highlight of the walk, however, was a forest of Californian Redwoods...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Stayed for 3 nights at Grootvadderbush. Cape Nature has recently built new chalets. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open plan kitchen/ lounge with fire place and an annex with an indoor braai and dining area. Setting offers sun and shad outdoor sitting/ dining options. Be aware...More

Thank Frogy007
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This tiny reserve is nestled in natural and planted. The chalets are all brand new (2016) and very well appointed. There is a fireplace in the chalet (bring your own wood) as well as a huge braai on the canvas covered patio. Due to very...More

Thank Freda E
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5 July 2017|
Response from Johnno0908 | Reviewed this property |
Camping is from R300 per night per site which includes electricity