Safe Parking ✔ Wheelchair Access ✔
Children Welcome ✔
Non Smoking ✔
Tel 023 625 1621
Mob 021 483 0190
Fax 021 493 0190
Requires donation to enter
The reserve has four new self-catering accommodation options, each sleeping up to eight people, and fully equipped inside, with a braai area outside each, as well as jacuzzis in two of the units. Each unit features the following: Electricity, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, bedding including all linen and towels, indoor fireplace and outside braai with a grid available (wood is not provided). There are also two units that feature a jacuzzi on the covered back porch.
The vegetation of this rocky part of the Little Karoo is known as arid Robertson Karoo. Succulents dominate, with numerous dwarf trees and shrubs such as guarri, karee and melkbos, whereas grasses are scarce. Patches of mountain renosterveld are found on the higher ridges and hills, with sweet-thorn trees along the seasonal watercourses. Sheets of botterblom daisies make a splash of orange in spring.
Klipspringer, grysbok, grey rhebuck and springbok are common. Caracal (rooikat) occur here but are rarely seen.
Birds are well represented, with a total of 175 species including the jackal buzzard, African and pale chanting goshawk and the spectacular black and African fish eagle. The dams on the reserve also attract a variety of waterbirds. Amphibians and reptiles are abundant, a highlight being the rare Robertson dwarf chameleon.
Species lists are available at the reserve entrance and office.
The Friends of Vrolijkheid is a community-based group aimed at supporting the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve and the broader conservation community
Individual or family membership, at just R50 per year, will entitle you to the following:
Free entry to Vrolijkheid throughout the year. Organised day walks and hikes in the area.
The option to assist with projects such as improving the facilities and interpretation for visitors at Vrolijkheid, educational programs, fundraising and so forth. Overnight excursions to places of interest such as the Cederberg and Du Toit's Kloof mountains. Evening talks by experts in the field of conservation and related sectors. Fun events such as family braais and concerts. The opportunity to assist in the preservation of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Take part in birdwatching outings in conjunction with the Robertson Bird Club. The Rooikat, an informative conservation newsletter produced by the Friends of Vrolijkheid.