Rietfontein is a place that can be visited year-round and offers the ultimate holistic Karoo experience. While hunting is the main activity, this is a place to which hunters will want to bring their spouses and families because there is so much to do for them. Hunting becomes a shared experience, a time for bonding and creating precious memories.
Rietfontein in Spring offers a true bounty of colour: the veld explodes into white, puffy kapokbos; vygies astound with their jewel hues; granaatbos blooms in yellow pillars scattered over the koppies and the num-num shows off its bright red fruit and the delicate white flowers have a scent more elegant than that of gardenias. This is a time that delights all the senses.
What the Karoo offers above and beyond the variety of activities is an opportunity to be still and breathe in the solitude: to sit and contemplate, recharge, think or just be. Besides day or night game drives, veld picnics, tent sleepouts, building puzzles or playing cards, there are a number of things you can do with your family:
- Mountain Biking
- Fossil and Stone-Age Tool Hunting
- Spykerfontein Bossie Trail
- The plants of the karoo are small miracles; hardy and tiny and drably coloured, most would not rate a second glance until studied up close. Their beauty lies in their astonishing detail. A 2-hour walking trail, in which 36 points of interest are identified and described, has been laid out by The Nature College, a leading wildlife training facility. Follow the red kudu spoor and learn something new about the Karoo.
- Bird Watching
Cape Eagle Owl, Black Eagle, Martial Eagle, Secretary Bird, Kori Bustard, Pale Chanting Goshawk. Wild water birds abound on the dams and vleis around the spring: geese, coot and ducks.
- Walking, Hikes, Jogging
- Rietfontein offers many, many kilometres of walking pleasure. You can gamewatch on foot, follow a natural water courses, climb Tafelkop, or just jog for exercise and to clear your head. Seemingly endless terrain and a variety of topography, geology and vegetation await you.