Grootvadersbosch Farm is the Heidelberg district, about 250km from Cape Town. This farm is one of South Africa’s historic treasures. The homestead was built in 1735 and 6 generations of the Moodie family have lived here since 1818. Our farm offers a great opportunity for visitors to see agriculture and nature working side by side. Of the 2500 ha, only 25% is farmed, the rest is Fynbos, forest and Renosterveld. Keith’s bird list for the farm stands at over 180. We have a variety of buck, bushpigs, porcupines, aardwolf, honey badger, leopard, lynx… the list goes on…
There are many walking trails on the farm and mountain bike routes which form part of the Grootvadersbosch Conservancy trail network – one of the top MTB trails in the country.
Our guesthouse, Snelsetter, is located further into the valley within easy walking distance to the old homestead. Spacious accommodation in 5 en suite rooms. Snelsetter has a large lounge with beautiful views of the Langeberg Mountain and surrounding pastures. There is a fire place for cold winter nights or lazy afternoons after a busy morning of walking or cycling. There’s a small splash pool in the garden and loads of shady places to relax. The fully equipped kitchen with all you could need for self-catering. Tea and coffee facilities are available at all times.
Breakfast is served in the dining room at Snelsetter by Adelaide and Antjie or you can choose to help yourselves. Dinner is enjoyed with your hosts, Keith and Michele, at the old homestead.