Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Breede Valley, Fossil Hills invites you to experience the serene charm of Thornvilla Farm, situated between the enchanting towns of Robertson and McGregor. Much more than a self-catering accommodation destination, Fossil Hills unfolds the story of a working wine farm with a history dating back to 1950, proudly owned by the Naudé family for three generations.
Unveiling Ancient Secrets: The Fossils of Thornvilla
The moniker "Fossil Hills" pays homage to the farm's unique feature—the discovery of fossils dating back an astounding 355 million years to the fish age. As an integral part of the McGregor Winery, Thornvilla continues to yield bountiful harvests of grapes, plums, apricots, and a variety of vegetables, skillfully tended by Botha and his sons, Jacob & Anthon.
Embrace the Slow Pace: McGregor's Tranquil Oasis
Escape to the unhurried rhythm of life in McGregor, often lauded as one of the most beautiful towns in the Western Cape. Fossil Hills beckons with 12 thoughtfully designed self-catering cottages on Thornvilla Farm, strategically positioned along the road from Robertson to McGregor—a perfect haven for weekend getaways or family vacations.
Beyond Accommodation: A Mosaic of McGregor Experiences
Immerse yourself in the diverse offerings of the McGregor region, where outdoor adventures, artistic pursuits, and moments of relaxation seamlessly blend. Explore walking and hiking trails, indulge in mountain biking, and experience bird watching in the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve. McGregor's charm extends to the R62 wine route, just 16km away, offering a tantalizing taste of the Breede Valley's renowned wines.
Celebrate Life's Moments: Open Venue/Lapa for Special Occasions
Step into the rustic charm of our open venue/lapa, a unique space accommodating up to 50 guests. Whether it's a family gathering or an intimate celebration with friends, Fossil Hills is honored to host your special moments. Customize your experience with the flexibility to connect with a curated list of catering, decor, and florist specialists.
Embark on a Journey: 3-Day Guided Wine Walks
For the adventurous spirits, McGregor serves as the gateway to the Fossil Hills Wine Walk—a 3-day guided moderate experience covering 10 to 15 kilometers daily. Traverse the enchanting McGregor valley, visit diverse wine farms, and immerse yourself in the unique terroir of the region.
Indulge in the allure of Fossil Hills—a haven where past and present converge seamlessly.
For a more comprehensive exploration of our offerings, plan your escape by visiting our website. Fossil Hills awaits, ready to share the treasures of Thornvilla Farm.
, Child Friendly Accommodation
, Guest Farms
, Guest Houses
, Pet Friendly Accommodation
, Self Catering
, 4X4 Trips
, Canoeing & Kayaking
, Mountain Biking
, Wedding Venues
, Function Venue
, Wine Farms