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About Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve

Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve is a 1,200-hectare bushveld farm located just three hours from Gauteng in the beautiful Limpopo Province, near the eco-tourism town of Thabazimbi. This fourth generation working family farm welcomes all lovers of the great African outdoors. Grootfontein is proudly OFF-THE-GRID (but embraces the "glamping" lifestyle!)The reserve offers 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. We now offer breakfasts! So if you and your group would like a cooked breakfast, please let us know when you book! Here, guests will find tranquility and pristine, untouched bushveld landscape that 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, warthog, and leopard. Since the farm does not offer the Big 5, guests are free to explore the area on foot. We are also only an hour’s drive from Pilanesburg and Marekele National Parks where the Big 5 can be viewed. In addition, we offer hiking, birding, 4x4 trails, kayaking, mountain biking, as well as themed weekends for mountain bikers, photographers and art lovers. We guarantee that your stay with us will leave you with fond memories that will remain with you for a long time after your stay at Grootfontein and we look forward to meeting you!

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.

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:-)

  • Response Rate: 96%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 66
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 14 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.


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Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve Rooms

Reviews for Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve

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Lisa Ackhurst
02 December 2018

Lovely place, open views of the mountains. No electricity, all basic needs covered. With views like that, you dont need more

Rudi Deysel
26 November 2018

WOW WOW WOW! What an amazing hidden gem! We spent the weekend with locals how was just as amazed with the beauty of this place and shocked to not have known of its existence... It truly is an amazing surprise what you walk into. Great experience!

Carol Paetzold
25 September 2018

The facilities are rustic but well catered for a stay in the bush. We loved the paraffin lamps at night and the plunge pool to cool down in the heat of the day. The area is off all main roads so is undisturbed by traffic noise and each lodge if sufficiently far away from each other to make you feel as if you isolated. What a beautiful mix of the bush and the mountains. A truly special place to unwind from the stress of the big city.

Corne Swart
30 July 2018

Dit is dood stil, jy hoor geen voertuie nie. Ek het dit geniet om die plaas plat te loop. Julle moet dalk net se dat die stort buite is by voelstop en nie binne die huis nie. dit sou baie help met die tyd van jaar omdat ek my ouers sou vat en dit bietjie koud is vir n bejaarde om buite te stort.

Winnie Smith
02 May 2018

We loved our stay at Voelstop and will visit again. The inside shower did not work. We used the one outside but would like to see that this one is been upgrade to look the same as the other units facilities.

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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