Come and discover the unique beauty of the Klein Karoo
Allow nature to refresh mind,
body and soul
Come and discover the unique beauty of this mountain range in the Klein Karoo and allow nature to refresh mind, body and soul.
Mountain Pastures, nestled in the De Hoop valley between the Kouga and Honniball mountains, is situated next to the popular R62 route, 18 kilometers from Uniondale.
It is on the doorstep of the famous Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site as well as a wide range of popular tourist destinations in a region rich in history and culture.
Or just relax and enjoy a crisp morning game drive with the beauty of the rising African sun as backdrop. Catch a bass while being watched by our inquisitive Eland, Zebra, Springbuck or even see our (almost extinct) Blue Cranes raising their young, while the Black Eagles soar overhead.
In the afternoon, take a trip to see the majestic Buffalo, elusive Lynx or, if you are really fortunate, the scarcely seen, phantom-like Leopard.
The more energetic may be tempted to explore the mountains on foot where the huge variety of fynbos can be appreciated and a possible encounter with some of the smaller members of the bush family will add to a very special and holistic bush experience.
Come and discover the beauty and serenity of this pristine wilderness area while enjoying the comfort of our well appointed chalets.
After a hard day of sightseeing, game viewing and relaxing, you will be treated to a delicious meal, prepared the traditional South African way (real “Boerekos”).
Mountain Pastures offers the following Accomodation
2 bedroom chalet
This fully catered chalet consists of a reception area with built-in fireplace, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a private stoep. All bedding and towels are provided.
1 bedroom chalets
Mountain Pastures additionally offers five fully catered one bedroom chalets. Each chalet consists of a reception area with built-in fire place, one bedroom and a stoep.
When necessary, the reception area can sleep an additional two people. All bedding and towels are provided.
Conference & Functions
With its built-in fire place, this “waenhuis” that was originally used for sheep farming purposes, has now been transformed into the ideal venue for corporate events, conferences and other informal functions.
The conference venue can host 30 delegates, seated U-shape. For other functions, depending on the seating style, up to 70 people can be seated.
Complementing the conference room, are two break-away rooms, each accommodating up to 20 people. These venues can also be used as boardrooms for smaller groups or functions.
Standard conference equipment, including equipment for audiovisual presentations, is available.
Menus can be customised to suit your budget and the delegates’ requirements.
Tucked away, deep in the mountains in the most remote part of Mountain Pastures, are two of the best kept secrets of de Hoop-valley. Hiding there in the upper reaches of the Driehoeks-river, are two perennial waterfalls which, until recently, were almost totally inaccessible.
With the introduction of a circular walking trail of ±10Km, it is however now possible to visit these hideouts, winding your way through vegetation representing both succulent Karoo as well as Outeniqua-fynbos. Various aloe, as well as protea-species grace the trail on both sides, exploited cheerfully by cape Sugarbirds, Jangroentjies and other nectar feeders.
Look out for the gracious, but hardy grey rhebuck, who not only finds it’s home, but thrive here in this inhospitable surrounding, beaten by the extremities of nature.
It is a strenuous walk with a total ascent of 800m, but strongly recommended for those who desire to connect with nature. Once the destination is reached, behold the simple beauty of crystal-clear water, cascading more than 10m over ancient rocks.
Except for the silence, you may hear the melodious “Kieee-uup” of the African Eagle, who, with it’s wingspan up to 96cm, soar effortless with other lesser hawks and eagles, in the endless skies above.