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Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

There are two hiking trails in the reserve. The 15 km Grysbok Trail passes through the fynbos-covered hillsides of the Langeberg The 10 km Bushbuck Trail explores one of the few remaining patches of indigenous forests in the Langeberg where stinkwoods, yellowwoods, and ironwoods loom over the cool moist forest floor. Look carefully and you might catch a rare glimpse of the ghost frog or the forest emperor butterfly - rare species found only in these forests.

Logging in the Langeberg has stripped the mountains of most of the indigenous trees, which were then replaced with imported redwood, oak and bluegum. But as these alien species are being eradicated, the forest is slowly to returning to its natural state.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT GROOTVADERSBOSCH NATURE RESERVE:
- hiking trails
- bird watching
- interpretation centre

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Vegetation: stinkwood, yellowwood, ironwood
Mammals: bushbuck, baboon, Cape grysbok

DIRECTIONS TO GROOTVADERSBOSCH NATURE RESERVE:
- 22 km northwest of Heidelberg

Nearby Listings

Waterkloof Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Witsand

29.1km South of center of Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

Waterkloof Guest House offers bed and breakfast on a working ostrich farm near Witsand in the Garden Route. Our free range ostrich farm, home to over 2000 ostriches, is situated in the scenic vastness of the Southern Cape, near Swellendam and Heidelberg.

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Sleeps: 30 in 5 units/rooms
From R 400,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Tides River Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Malgas

34.9km South of center of Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

Tides River Lodge (sleeps up to 27) offers multiple self catering accommodation options in Malgas, on the banks of the Breede River in the Overberg and Whale Coast region in the Western Cape. A short two and a half hour trip from Cape Town and only half

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Sleeps: 8
From R 1 500,00
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Breede Riverine Chalet

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Malgas

37.7km South of center of Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

Breede Riverine Chalet (sleeps 8) offers self catering accommodation on the banks of the Breede River in Malgas in the Overberg and Whale Coast region of the Western Cape. This self catering cottage lies within a tranquil little village of Malgas on the b

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Witsand Self Catering Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Witsand

39.0km South East of center of Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

Witsand Cottage offers self catering accommodation in Witsand in the Garden Route. This gracious 3-bedroomed home (sleeps 6) is situated on the Northern bank of the Breede River at Port Beaufort. It is 1km upstream from the mouth at Witsand. The Breede Ri

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Sleeps: 30 in 4 units/rooms
From R 600,00
Per unit, per night.

Koensrust Sea Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vermaaklikheid

43.1km South East of center of Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

Koensrust Sea Farm is a beautiful self catering seaside getaway rich in wildlife and scenery near Vermaaklikheid along the south cape coast just 3,5 hours from Cape Town. It offers accommodation in 4 rustic self-catering options spread across the farm, ea

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Sleeps: 30 in 4 units/rooms
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The Beach Shack

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vermaaklikheid

44.4km South East of center of Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

The Beach Shack offers "on the beach" self catering accommodation in Vermaalklikheid, in the Garden Route. The Beach Shack (sleeps 8) is a small simple fisherman's holiday cottage on a coastal farm on the South Cape Coast. It is about 3,5 hours away from

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Meurant Self-Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Riversdale

48.7km East of center of Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

Meurant Cottage offers self catering accommodation in Riversdale in the Western Cape's Garden Route. This stylish and spacious self catering cottage (sleeps 6) but also can accommodate an extra guest if required. Conveniently located just 1km from the N2

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