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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 mountinbikers, 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: 99%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 70
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 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.



Stay between 21 Jan 2018 and 30 Nov 2018 and get 20% off. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu. .

Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve Rooms

Reviews for Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve

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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.

Robyn Rapp
30 April 2018

The place is wonderful! Accommodation at Berlin Lodge could be upgraded to make the stay more comfortable, but we enjoyed the trip immensely.Staff were wonderfully friendly and our stay so memorable!

Daleen Cloete
17 April 2018

We did not enjoy our stay because we had to change our booking.Now where in your quote or confirmation of our booking did you specify that it were a camp site and not chalets, even on the visitors Guide there is NO mentioned on this. When I requested a quote I requested a chalet big enough for 8 people. I did not request a camp site with NOTHING.So please advice me and Esther when we can expect a refund for R2015.

Soria Van Lier, South Africa
23 March 2018

Re: Did you enjoy your stay at Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve? Please let us know... (Booking 13091336)Soria van Lier reported 4 days ago (Mon, 19 Mar at 3:14 PM) via EmailTo: reviews@safarinow.comNa ons jul n paar keer Vrydag gebel het en gps korinate op web blaaie van jul ons bly verkeerde roete geplaas het. het ons laat nag moed op gegee en maar lang die pad geslaap.. Saterdag roete gekry wee ander webbald en bekand toe by n hek wat toe gesluit is.. na ons jul weer gebel het en jul gese het die hek net deur sot toe ons moet dit oop maak. Daar was by die hek nie so iets nie.. gelukkig...
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Elsabe Roos
13 February 2018

Can't begin to express how much I love this place! This is a slice of heaven on earth. Quiet and remote. A true get away from the crazy city life.It is almost as if time stands still here. The farm has loads of wildlife to explore and adore. My personal favourite of course was the Giraffes and the little baby one we saw.This is the getaway if you like doing it old school no cell phone reception and truly untouched nature all around.The views are spectacular and this year it is especially astonishing as they have had a good rainy season.The staff are friendly and very helpful but if your...
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Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve Map

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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Thabankwe MTB Trails

(5.2 km from Thabazimbi)

Thabankwe offers 300 hectares of rugged, rocky terrain for both extreme and amateur bikers and hikers. The reserve has a wide variety of wildlife and bird species. Trails are clear and maps are available.

Grootfontein Mountain Biking Trails

(0 km from Thabazimbi)

Are you up for an exhilarating 50 km challenge in prime mountain biking heaven? Whether its single track, a roller-coaster downhill, a demanding zigzag uphill, a technical climb, or a pioneering riverside and kloof tracks, Grootfontein has it...

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