About Wolfkop Nature Reserve
About 1 ¾ hours drive from Cape Town, 5 km from Citrusdal village, the 450ha Natural Fynbos and Sandstone Reserve (Unesco World Heritage site) is situated at the foothills of the Cederberg Range. Experience open space and natural silence from your cottage with panoramic views over river valley and snow topped mountains in winter that gives way to spring flowers in the summer.
Your activities include a three hour hiking trail with 360 degree views over Cederberg Wilderness area and mind boggling rock formations. There is also a small mountain bike trail with a dam to fly fish and swim in.
Each unique and totally private cottage with private Jacuzzi, jungle gym for kids, hammocks, bush showers and fire place offers panoramic views of the Oliphant River valley accessible by private gravel road winding through the Fynbos veld.
Each cottage has two rooms, uniquely decorated in African art and colors. The main bedroom has a queen size bed and two more single beds in the other room - fitted with cotton percale bedding. Each bathroom features rain head showers and private outside hot bush showers. An open plan kitchen and living room boasts high wooden beam ceilings and deep sofas for your afternoon siestas, and a central fireplace that goes well with a glass of red wine. The living room leads through double doors onto a terrace with hammocks and Jacuzzi. Perfect for sundowners, with a braai fire crackling, or gazing at stars later on. Grind your own coffee beans (provided) for fresh ground coffees with the electric grinder. You’ll find fresh hand squeezed orange in the fridge during citrus harvest time. Each cottage also has an 82 cm full HD Flat Screen TV with Satellite Channels.
We do lovely warm and cold breakfasts during the week. Breakfasts should be ordered and paid as extra per person when accommodation is booked and paid for. Please ask for our menu which each item is made fresh from local produce and includes Farm House breakfasts, Mueslis with dried, stewed and fresh fruits and nuts or a collections of cold meats and cheeses with freshly baked Croissants. Freshly squeezed and pulverized juices accompany your breakfast with choice of coffee or tea.
Let us help you plan that special day from the moment you walk down the aisle to the moment you leave for your forever after. With our beautiful venues and wide range of accommodation choice for your guests, you can be assured that no one will be left behind.
A couple of the things we have to offer:
• Beautiful Venue (indoor or outdoor)
• Organizers for decorations
• Marquee tents
• Sound equipment
• Dance floor
Planning a conference or team building? We have what you need to get the best out of your team with venues that will put the creative juices back where it belongs.
• Venue (indoor or outdoor)
• White board
• Team building with activities – you tell us your needs and we provide the lay out
Each cottage is independent and private, the perfect getaway from city life. Unwind and relax, experience the unique setting of this Nature Reserve’s tranquility and silence from your own private cottage with private Jacuzzi, bush showers, hammocks, fireplace and jungle gym for the kids. Enjoy breakfast while watching a V shape flock of Sacred Ibis gliding past, or a drink in hand while watching the sun set. Then wait for the stars. During August / September the whole countryside is carpeted in wild flowers. Find yourself elevated in your cottage above the sea of mist that covers the valley floor. Free Wi Fi is available, but unfortunately not guaranteed.
Coffee shop and Steak House
For your breakfast needs which can be added on the accommodation bill we recommend the “Via The Grape Vine” coffee shop and for dinner we recommend either Bydidam Steakhouse or “Die Sitrus” Steak House.
Fauna and Flora
An abundance of early morning animal life awaits you. (Duiker, porcupine, hares, baboon, tortoise, dassie, and leopard tracks have also been spotted). Black Eagles, Secretary birds, Herron, and an early morning passage by Egyptian geese fill the skies. Each cottage has its own indigenous Fynbos and rock garden - Protea flowers during March and April, Aloes during June and July, Daisies and succulents during our famous wild flower season and pin cushions that flower during October and November. Our lichen rock fields are also unique and in abundance.
There is a jungle gym at each cottage for the kids and a hiking and mountain bike trail. You can hire a canoe, go for a swim or go fishing in the dam or river (at campsite on Grootfontein Farm) or hire a canoe. Mountain bikes are for hire on our 8km unspoiled fynbos route which includes rock formations, farm dams, citrus orchids and rooibos plantations.
The 8km hiking trail is highly recommended and truly amazing. It includes mind boggling rock formations, Bushmen paintings and scenes of fynbos and sandstone mountains. Fishing can be done either at a reed dam with its abundance of weaver birds or 13km further up at our camping spot on the river at Grootfontein campsite. There is horse riding and a golf course in town.
Citrusdal (5km away) offers lovely coffee shops, steak houses, golf course, horse riding and mountain biking. The village hosts four annual events which include a golf event, mountain bike event, canoe marathon and a 4x4 weekend. Citrusdal is also the perfect base to explore the West coast with famous open air restaurants and crayfish festival. Eland’s bay (50 minutes from Citrusdal) is rated the best left hand point break (surfing) in Africa, and Rockland’s (45 minutes from Citrusdal) is rated the second best rock climbing spot (bouldering) in the world!