Vrolijkheid is a striking, rugged nature reserve in the Breed River valley, about 15km south of Robertson on the road to McGregor. The rocky landscape is starkly beautiful, dominated by patches of succulents, dwarf trees and shrubs. In spring, Vrolijkheid lives up to its name – happiness – as splashes of bright orange botterblom daisies decorate the reserve. The vegetation in this area of the Little Karoo is known as Robertson Karoo vegetation, with guarri, karee and melkbos shrubs, patches of mountain renosterveld and sweet-thorn trees. Grasses are scarce in this arid area, which experiences extremely high temperatures from November to March every year.
- 8 x rondawels at Goshawk eco venue
- 7 x rondawels sleeps 3 - 4
- 1 x rondawel sleeps 5 -6
- Capacity 30 people
Due to covid-19 regulations, the rondawels will take only 15 people instead of 30.
Rondawel no 8 is empty (Using as an isolation room) in case of a covid case.
Cottages on reserve:
- 5 x cottages on reserve
- 4 bedroomed, each sleeps 8
- Capacity 40 people.
Guests should note that the reserve is closed for hiking, birdwatching and mountain biking until further notice and no swimming, use of the put-put, Tennis court as well as the outdoor & jungle gym can be used by guests/groups staying at the eco-venue.
NATURE RESERVE contact numbers:
087 087 3895 OFFICE HOURS
082 496 2448 AFTER HOURS
Overnight booking times: Check-in:14h00 - 16h00 and Check-out: 10h00
Day Booking times: Check-in: 08h00 and Check-out: 16h00
Gate Times: 7h30 - 16h00
FOR SCHOOL GROUPS - a copy of the programme, list of learners and indemnity forms to be given to the officer on duty.
For more information look at our Survival Guide below.
Day programmes for schools
All CapeNature school programmes are fun, interactive and aligned to the South African national education curriculum.