Groendal Nature Reserve


Surrounding the Groendal Dam and protecting the important water catchment area of the Swartkops River is the 30 000ha unspoiled Groendal Nature Reserve. Characterised by rugged terrain, streams and vast ravines, the reserve is encompassed by the Groot Winterhoek Mountain range and is a beautiful retreat to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Groendal Nature Reserve falls within the surrounding Greater Baviaanskloof Cluster, the third largest conservation area in South Africa. As part of the Greater Baviaanskloof Cluster, Groendal Nature Reserve boasts remarkable scenery, a variety of fauna and flora and a spectacular natural heritage. The vegetation at Groendal Nature Reserve is greatly diverse and comprises fynbos, pockets of indigenous forest as well as elements of thorny, semi-succulent Valley Bushveld scrub.


Applicable April 2024 to March 2025:
Campsite (6 person maximum per site): R71/adult/R34/Child/night (off peak)
R93/adult/R41/child/night (peak)
Picnic Site: R71/adult/day, R34/child/day (off peak)
R77/adult/day, R41/child/day (off peak)
Lapa: 1-4 person R240/day, R48additional adult/day, R26/additional child/day (off peak)
R56/additional adult/day, R34/additional child/day (peak)
Rooikrans Lodge (sold per room, 3x 2 sleeper rooms): R666 for 1-4 person/night , additional R150(off peak)
R814for 1-4 person/night, additional R180(peak)
Conservation Fees - kindly take note that these are applicable to both overnight and day visitors and are to be paid in cash to the reserve upon arrival:

hiking trail Adult R51/ Child R34
bird watching adult R35 / child R19


Directions from Uitenhage to Groendal Nature Reserve:
From Uitenhage CBD take Durban Street and turn left to Cuyler Street,
Pass Swartkops River Bridge
Turn right to Kruiserivier road, continue with the gravel road until low water bridge is passed, at the T-junction turn left and drive straight through Hebron Quarries until you reach Groendal Office.

  Eastern Cape
South Africa
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