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Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve

  • 4.4

  • from 42 Google reviews

A body of water with a mountain in the background
A body of water with a mountain in the background

About the garden

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 has extremely high temperatures from November to March every year.

Opening times

Office Hours | 07h30 to 16h00

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Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site

Shops

None

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Google reviews

  • 4.4

  • from 42 Google reviews

Stuart Taylor

a month ago

4

Affordable spot to spend the weekend or a night if you are passing through or in the area to explore. Beds comfortable and lekker outdoors seating area with a braai.

Chanel Rampartab

a month ago

5

Great piece of Karoo veld with well-maintained footpaths and facilities.

Rising Phoenix

6 months ago

5

Very beautiful. If you love nature and want to break away from the city life,then this is the place to recharge. It gets very cold so make sure you have enough wood for the fireplace.

Ricardo Ward

5 months ago

4

Definitely a hidden gem. Stayed for 2 nights and we were pleasantly surprised. The cottage is fully fitted with all the necessary equipment. The fireplace in the lounge is certainly a bonus. Very clean and well maintained. The staff were friendly and there are only 5 cottages on the premises. Will definitely visit again. As promised we visited again. This was at the end of July 2021. Stayed in the Rooikat cottage. Oh my... It was beautiful. The cottage has a lovely flow, awesome entertainment area and its own jacuzzi. A definite winner. Well done Cape Nature.

Theo Alkema

6 months ago

5

What a lovely hidden gem of a place. We stayed for 2 nights and loved the unit we stayed in. Staff was fantastic and friendly and helpful - these are the people that you love easily. We could not, due to flooding, explore the mtb and walking trails, but that just means we will have to go back. See you soon!

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+27 (0)23 625 1621

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