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Goshawk Eco Venue

Vrolijkheid is a striking, rugged nature reserve in the Breede 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.

Rondawels:
  • 8 x rondawels at Goshawk Eco-Venue
  • 7 x rondawels sleeps 3 - 4
  • 1 x rondawel sleeps 5 -6
  • Capacity 30 people

Cottages on reserve:

  • 5 x cottages on reserve
  • 4 bedrooms, each sleeps 8
  • Capacity: 40 people.

The reserve is great for hiking, picnicking, birdwatching and mountain biking. There is a communal swimming pool with braai facilities, putt-putt course, tennis court and outdoor and jungle gym which can be used by guests/groups staying at the eco-venue. 

RESERVATIONS CAN ONLY BE DONE THROUGH THE CONTACT CENTRE: 087 087 8250

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: 07h30 - 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. 

Educational programmes

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Day programmes for schools

All CapeNature school programmes are fun, interactive and aligned to the South African national education curriculum.

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Overnight programmes for schools

All CapeNature school programmes are fun, interactive and aligned to the South African national education curriculum.

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