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Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

Groot Winterhoek Conservation Area was declared a wilderness area in 1985 in order to protect the region's mountain fynbos and wildlife The mountain is also an important source of clean fresh water for the Cape Town.

This rugged mountainous region has several challenging hiking trails with shelters. Although hiking can be done year-round, the Winters are typically very cold and rainy. Furthermore, heavy snowfalls are not uncommon.

By September, the threat of snow should be over, and the beautiful golden hues of ericas and other fynbos blanket the landscape.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT GROOT WINTERHOEK WILDERNESS AREA:
- hiking trails
- kloofing
- San paintings
- curious rock formations
- caves

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Vegetation: mountain fynbos
Birdlife: raptors, falcon, jackal buzzard, Cape sugarbird, protea canary
Mammals: klipspringer, grey rhebok, grysbok, leopard, caracal, wild cat, mongoose, genet

DIRECTIONS TO GROOT WINTERHOEK WILDERNESS AREA:
- 2 km north of Porterville, turn right into the Dasklip Pass

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 35 in 4 units/rooms

Berghoff chalets

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Porterville

11.1km North West of center of Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

Berghoff fynbos farm in the Olifants River Mountains above Porterville offers four fully equipped, self-catering chalets for breaks from city life.The chalets all have panoramic views over the mountains and are a short two hour drive from...

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Sleeps: 34 in 5 units/rooms
From R 590,00
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Pampoen Fontein

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Porterville

14.2km North West of center of Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

Pampoen Fontein Farm is situated on a plateau high in the Olifants River Mountains two hours from Cape Town. We offer complete peace and quiet within a thousand acres of wild flowers, sandstone mountains, pristine dams and spectacular views.

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Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

14.9km South East of center of Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

Welbedacht Game & Nature Reserve offers a stunning retreat in the countryside. The equipped self catering cottages have shady verandas with mountain water plunge pools, log fireplaces and braai places as well as fresh linen and towels and a supply of fire

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Sleeps: 17

Big Sky Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

22.1km South East of center of Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

Big Sky Villa is situated in the heart of Tulbagh town. Walking distance from the Central Business District. Tulbagh is famous for its historic Church Street, breathtaking scenery, wine and olive farms as well as wedding venues.

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The Milkshed

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

25.6km South East of center of Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

the Milkshed The spacious self catering cottage can accommodate seven adults with comfort and ease.There are three double en-suite bedrooms, two with bath and shower facilities and the third a bath only. Situate din Tulbagh, Western Cape.

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Sleeps: 14 in 3 units/rooms
From R 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Eikelaan Farm Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

27.1km South East of center of Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

Eikelaan Farm Cottage. On offer at this neat working farm with wheat, vines, olives, sheep and cattle are 3 luxury self-catering cottages all fronted by an open vista of green fields merging into blue mountains - an appealing contrast of the soft...

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Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms
From R 700,00
Per unit, per night.

La Bruyere Farm Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Tulbagh

28.6km South East of center of Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

The farm is 222 hectares with the upper part of the farm reaching into the natural fynbos and proteas of the Western Cape mountains. Other parts of the farm are established to wine grape vineyards, winter crops such as oats and a herd of Angus ...

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Sleeps: 122 in 34 units/rooms
From R 750,00
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The Baths

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Citrusdal

33.2km North West of center of Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

The Baths Natural Hot Springs is a privately owned resort situated 16km from Citrusdal.

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Sleeps: 27 in 4 units/rooms
From R 800,00
Per unit, per night.

De Oude Kasteel

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Riebeek Kasteel

37.1km South of center of Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

Main House (Unit 1) sleeps 4, offers 2 luxurious, en-suite double rooms, one with shower and the other Victorian bath, guest cloakroom, 2 lounge areas, open fireplace, fully equipped farm-style kitchen, patio, braai facilities and small plunge ...

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 1 300,00
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Kloovenburg Pastorie

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Riebeek Kasteel

37.6km South of center of Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

The Kloovenburg Pastorie is the Riebeek Valley's most luxurious overnight accommodation. Pieter and Annalene du Toit have lovingly restored this beautiful home to offer overnight guests to Riebeek Valley four sumptuous air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms

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