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Grootvadersbosch is a significant historic landmark in the Overberg.
(Overberg people and farm life)

Grootvadersbosch is a working farm so there will usually be some
activity that you can go along on like checking fodder or feeding
calves in the late afternoon. (Country Life...South African family farm)

There are designated walking paths but you are welcome to ramble

Grootvadersbosch falls within a region highly regarded as a premier
birding location. Keith has a personal list of 170 birds that he has seen
on the farm.

The Grootvadersbosch Conservany mountain bike route is regarded
among the top 20 in the country. There are several other routes that
can be cycled on the farm and in the area.
(Mountain Bike Book...2005/6 Cape Epic chose to do part of this trail)


Neighbouring Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, the largest indigenous forest west of Knysna,
abutting onto a wildeness area part of the Cape World Heritage site.

1 hr drive to Witsand and the Breede River mouth where whales abound in the winter months and a
great beach and fishing spot through summer.
2 hr drive to De Hoop nature Reserve via the famous pont (ferry)...the only one of it's kind in SA.
1/2 hr drive to Swellendam third oldest town in SA and the Bontebok National Park.

1/2 hr drive to Barrydale via the beautiful Tradouw Pass to the Little Karoo and completely different
vegetation type.
1 hr drive to Albertinia to take a tour of the Aloe factory and sample their health and beauty products.
Many more things to do including visiting wine cellars in neibouring districts.