Linen and towels
Dried herbs and chillies
Coffee and tea
Drinkable borehole water
Soda stream sparkling water
Firewood and firelighters
24 free range eggs
Self harvested vegetable basket
Access to the game farm
Access to the hiking trails
Check-in: 2 pm to 7 pm
Check-out: 11 am
You may have to adapt your energy consumption habits to the weather conditions.
The treasure hunt is an 1:30-2 hours activity on the whole game farm.
Educational enigmas are hidden along a beautiful hike.
The children must solve puzzles, riddles, and logic games to find clues, passwords, find out where to go next, while learning about wildlife, plants, history and/or livestock of Witklipfontein and the Vredefort Dome. The treasure hunt is a real adventure where the participants will work together to find a real treasure chest filled with a real reward and engrave never-to-be-forgotten memories.
Scenarios, clues and treasures are adapted to each group.
The treasure hunt is mainly created for children and teenagers (4 to 18 years old) but adults often get hooked into the game .
(This activity needs to be booked at least 1 week prior to check-in)
The Easter eggs hunt (Easter period only)
The eggs are nested in trees, shrubs and noticeable rocks along a fun hike.
The eggs are hidden before the sun rises and the hunt should start early in the morning to avoid melted chocolate 😉
Treasure hunt R2500
Easter eggs hunt price on request
The farm is ideal for walking and hiking. From a stroll in the plains to a 4-5 hour hike there is no better way to connect with nature and encounter wildlife. The terrain is hilly and thus providing for incredible views over the Dome area. The fauna and flora are diverse and range from grassy plains to bush, forest and rocky hilltops. Some points of interest like The Rocks in the kloof, The Sundowner Tree, Almaz Head, The Boulders, the Bushmen paintings and many viewpoints offer great destinations or places to stop for a drink and snack.
While the shorter walks are located on the farm itself, the longer walks go across neighbouring farms. These walks are marked trails part of the larger trail network of the Dome area.
Guided Trails are organised on demand for those who want further insight on the fauna, flora and wildlife. The duration of the guided trail is 1.5 hours and can be tailored to individual interests.
Rate / R1000
Going for a sundowner at our special Sundowner Tree is a treat not to be missed. The viewpoint overlooks the West end of the Dome, looking over the trees of the rolling hills. The natural spot with rocks allows for the whole family to sit and watch the daily show of the sun making its bow.
Choose our Sundowner Basket and enjoy the treat of a glass of Champagne and ice cream for the children while waving goodbye to the day.
The Sundowner Basket includes the following:
– A bottle of South African MCC, Dry or Sweet.
– A beer for each adult, fruit juice for children.
– Assorted snacks.
– An Ice Cream for the children or chocolates for the group.
– A Bakkie Drive back down the hill in the dark.
Rate / R2500
The bakkie Game Drive around the farm is an adventure full of emotions.
Without mentioning the sensation of the 4×4 driving up the hills, down the slopes, and being able to spot the animals from a higher point of view, the fact of standing at the back of the bakkie is a treat for the children. 45 minutes to 1h drive can be organised on demand to roam around the farm. There are several paths going from a drive through the 3 plains, along Agave Row, towards the dry Dam or up the hills along the foot of Kwame’s Head.
You are also free to use your own 4X4. The terrain is rocky and steep in some places so no normal cars can be used for Game Drives
Rate / R1000
In summer, swimming will probably be one of the main activities and there is no better place for this than the natural swimming pool attached to the Lodge.
Almost like a natural Dam, the pool has been designed to offer a variety of features ranging from the beach where toddlers can experience their first encounter with water, the rocks on the other side are an area of discovery and where one can find a good spot to sit or the rim flow edge with its soft incline where one can lie down and watch the long views across the Dome to Sugar Loaf Peak or the Angle Wings Hills.
SWIMMING POOL NOTICE: Please note that the pool is unfenced and does not have a safety net. All children to be under adult supervision at all times. Right of Admission is reserved.
Bring your Mountain Bike and go for a ride on the Farm or free your endorphins by snaking your way through the Vredefort Dome. The October MTN Ride Crater Cruise MTB is a reputed annual event.
For MTB on other farms in the area, please enquire when making your booking.
Visiting the farmyard and watching nursery rhymes come to life is both exciting and educational.
Interact the baby cows, chickens, goats and more!
Witklipfontein’s Mandala Permaculture Vegetable patch is a world of scent and tastes. Growing with ancestral seeds and finding the plants that pair one another is a delicate balance that only years of experience will let you master.
– Watching over 300 species of birds
– Reading books from our large English and French library
– Picnic at the dam or spruit
What an amazing experience. Jumping from a plane, free falling for about 20 seconds then open the parachute and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Dome and the Vall river.
More info and reservation at Skydive Parys
The Schoemansdrift bridge is just under 6km from the lodge. That spot is just a gem where you can either fish or just enjoy the lush nature.
Fly fishing can be arranged through an external provider. Please enquire for details when making your booking.