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About Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve

About Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve

Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve is a 1,200-hectare bushveld farm located less than three hours from Gauteng near the eco-tourism town of Thabazimbi. This fourth generation working family farm welcomes all true lovers of the great African outdoors. Grootfontein is proudly OFF-THE-GRID! We are an eco-reserve and work purely with solar power and gas. The reserve offers rustic accommodation in four bush lodges and two campsites that are all unique from each other and perfect for short or long stays. Guests can enjoy hot showers powered by paraffin, gas fridges, and solar-powered lights. He

Safari: Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve is home to over 150 species of birds, 160 species of trees and a wonderful range of animals including zebra, giraffe, kudu, impala, waterbuck, bushbuck, blue wildebeest, nyala, waterhog and leopard.

Wedding Venues: A rustic weekend wedding! 20 people sleeping in lodges, plenty of camping spots! Self-catered or we can assist. Perfect for nature lovers and a friends and family-orientated wedding. No neighbours so no noise restrictions. A marquee can be organised.

Family friendly: Kids love Grootfontein! Get away from cellphones, Facebook...and BOND for a change...you'll thank us by the end of your visit! Sandpit, toys, rock pool...and a whole farm to roam.

Romantic: You have the farm and endless views of pristine bush...just add the candle light (easy, since we are off-the-grid:-)

Covid Safety Approved: Lodges are deep cleaned - disinfected daily. Staff live in and are screened daily. Completely private - ask that your lodge is not serviced so you won't come into contact with anyone - just you, mother nature, roaring fires...the perfect breakaway!

Self-drive Safari Package: Well-marked routes and an abundance of game - what more do you need for a self-drive safari? Stop along the way for sundowners with a view!

Family Safaris: Self-drive or hike - we have trails for everything! Bring your family (furry and not) along for a unique adventure in the African bushveld!

Romantic Safaris: Take a self-drive safari up into the mountains and have a romantic pic-nic or sundowners with beautiful views and complete privacy!

Camping Safaris: Beautiful campsites with unending views of mountains and plains! Braai pits, splash pools and viewing platforms in the midst of the African bush!

 Sleeps 98
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 11:00
Reviews: 30 reviews
 Minimum stay: 2 Days

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ronet hofmeyr
June 2022
Ons het baie lekker gekuier by Aloe Lodge. Al was dit baie koud, het ons lekker warm geslaap en elke oomblik geniet saam met ons 2 kinders en 2 honde.
anneke van niekerk
April 2022
The host was exceptional, thanks Jan for a lovely weekend!
deon de vos
April 2022
1. Loved the chalet the setting and the farm.2. Slippery floor when wet, and the front netting not wind and rain proof.
anthea kavallieratos
March 2022
We had the most amazing stay at Grootfontein, we opted to stay in Aloe Lodge -great choice. Fantastic accommodation; felt like our own little bush villa, with the multi levels, patios overlooking the bush and the best plunge pool. Kitchen was well stocked with everything we could have possibly needed. The best part of the accoodaiton was that it was dog friendly, our hounds had the best time ever... Read more
madelein taljaard
February 2022
We enjoyed a relaxing weekend at Aloe Lodge. The accommodation was rustic but clean and comfortable. We had access to everything we needed. The surroundings were peaceful, quiet and beautiful. I would definitely recommend Grootfontein to all families who enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring nature.


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • House Keeping
  • Patio

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve location

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Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve is 15.8km from the centre of Thabazimbi , the nearest airport 75km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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