Conservation and the Atlantic Ocean at the heart of Grootvlei Guest Farm
Grootvlei Guest Farm is situated on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, inviting you to take a stroll down the long stretch of uninterrupted white beach. Bird watching is very popular in the area and it is also possible to see the farm’s Springbok grazing on the property. Conservation of the dune vegetation has seen the return of small game and you will notice their footprints around the buildings. You may even spot a duikertjie or other buck on an early morning walk. Birdwatchers will have a field day spotting a large variety of birds, and if you are lucky, you may see Heaviside’s dolphins, whales and seals frolicking in the blue waters a short distance from the beach. Fishing rods can be requested at reception to be used around the ponds on the farm.
Activities include: Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Stargazing, Birdwatching, Atlantic Ocean
Grootvlei Guest Farm is situated 6km from the charming fishing village of Lambert's Bay with its moderate all year climate.
Depending on the rainfall and Mother Nature, the area is covered in colourful displays of wild flowers from August to early October. From here inland areas such as Clanwilliam, Vanrhynsdorp and Namaqualand can be visited, all within a few hours' drive from Lambert's Bay.
Experience the cultural history of the area at the Sandveld Museum in Lambert’s Bay and on nearby local farms such as Wadrift.
Do a game drive and visit rock art sites at Donkieskraal potato and game farm (approx. 45km)
Take a boat trip for a close-up view of whales and Heaviside's dolphins.
Go fishing and crayfishing (Lambert's Bay is known as the crayfish mecca of South Africa; the annual Crayfish Festival takes place in April)
Visit Bird Island, an internationally famous breeding site for the Cape gannet colony. This is the only breeding site of its kind (of only 6 sites worldwide) that is easily accessible to the public. The hides are so positioned that visitors can literally come eye to eye with these blue-eyed birds. Other bird species such as White breasted cormorants, Common terns, Cape cormorants, Hartlaub's gulls and Kelp gulls, as well as Cape fur seals can be seen.
Visit the art gallery on Steenbokfontein historical farm right next to Grootvlei Guest Farm.
Enjoy a meal at one of the open-air restaurants in the area, such as the unique and famous Muisbosskerm (right next to Grootvlei farm) and Bosduifklip (to meet and "lang-arm" dance with the locals), as well as at other restaurants in Lamberts' Bay.
Visit the Elandsberg Rooibos Tea Plantation (approx. 45km)