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Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve

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Jacuzzi and Chill

We were 3 families - Grandfather and Grandmother, son and wife, daughter and husband, 5 kids... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Abe O
Ideal for MTB and Hiking

We did not overnight - only made use of the reserve for mtb. Routes are great but the mtb trails... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Neethling W
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Robertson Road, McGregor, McGregor 7608, South Africa
+27 23 625 1621
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

We were 3 families - Grandfather and Grandmother, son and wife, daughter and husband, 5 kids. Arrived Friday afternoon, was met by a very friendly Ronel at the office and unpacked in Rooikat, an old farmstead with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We immediately felt...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Abe O
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We did not overnight - only made use of the reserve for mtb. Routes are great but the mtb trails can be marked better. Otherwise a great experience to ride the trails.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Neethling W
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We booked 2 nights at Vrolijkheid with great expectation but what a disappointment. We had to leave the following morning due to overcrowded guests next door, who drank, roamed and played music all through the night, and were still going when we left at 9....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank A19V88
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting the Robertson area, and on the way to the donkey sanctuary, we saw the park's sign, and decided to visit. The park has a small fee and it is based on the honor system. The main attraction seems to be the two...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank reginafug
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

The reserve has lovely paths and well established bird hides to watch the birds on the small dam. The hikes throughout the Reserve are well marked and discovering a new world of beauty. There is a hide with a bath which is wheelchair accessible. Really...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank DesireeMaartens
Reviewed July 31, 2017

The reserve offers good walks both long and short. The main attraction as far as wild life is concerned is the bird life, which is very special particularly at the bird hides on the two dams.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MargaretJ1222
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Great place for hiking and cycling, nothing to strenuous. Worthwhile doing it at sunset, spectacular sunsets.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank TrezSouthAfrica
Reviewed March 7, 2017

The reserve road is impassable for ordinary cars so be prepared to walk. The walk into the reserve is easy and allows one to get the feel of the place in a short period. Much longer hiking trails are available. Access is by self issued...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank bertyv
Reviewed December 8, 2016

This nature reserve is just off the road to Mcgregor...called the road to nowhere because it terminates at the village...one enters through a big gate and within a short drive one finds nothing but veld...get out your binoculars and you may well see cape zebra,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Jane W
Reviewed November 28, 2016

On our arrival there were no staff present (Saturday) but a honesty box / pipe with slot to insert monies for hiking permit was present. Once you've paid your hiking permit monies, you issued your own permit. The hiking trails / roads are well maintained...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank MariB444
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