Vrolijkheid is a striking, rugged nature reserve in the Breede River valley, about 15km south of Robertson on the road to McGregor. The rocky landscape is starkly beautiful, dominated by patches of succulents, dwarf trees and shrubs. In spring, Vrolijkheid lives up to its name –happiness – as splashes of bright orange botterblom daisies decorate the reserve.
The vegetation in this area of the Little Karoo is known as Robertson Karoo vegetation, with guarri, karee and melkbos shrubs, patches of mountain renosterveld and sweet-thorn trees. Grasses are scarce in this arid area, which has extremely high temperatures from November to March every year.
Vrolijkheid has 5 new self catering accommodation options, each sleeping up to eight people, and fully equipped inside, with a braai area outside each, as well as jacuzzi’s in two of the units, and a pool in one of the units.
Our very own Drive 326 Suga joined forces with CapeNature to explore the reserve and cook a few things in the kitchen. She took along well known Pastry Chef Bas Newman.
Vrolijkheid is home to lavender and honey, the Chef’s then decided to infuse these delicious ingredients into a meal on the braai!
A lemon, lavender and honey spatchcock chicken accompanied with a fresh rocket, strawberries dripping in balsamic vinegar and goats cheese! 😋
SO delicious, check out the full episode here:
Visit CapeNature and begin the journey of experiencing nature in its purest form. The accommodation, facilities and service are outstanding. If you’re looking for a relaxing and stress free weekend, then Vrolijkheid is the perfect destination for you.