Welcome to Fossil Hills

Fossil Hills is situated on the farm Thornvilla in the Breede Valley between Robertson and McGregor. Thornvilla has been producing wine since 1950 and has been in the Naudé family for 3 generations and is currently a working wine farm.

Forming part of the McGregor Winery, grapes, plums, apricots and various vegetables are harvested each year by Botha and his two sons, Jacob & Anthon.

The name Fossil Hills, comes from the fossils that were and are still found on the farm which date back to the fish age of 355 million years ago.

Come and enjoy the peace and quietness of staying on a working wine farm near the most beautiful town in the Western Cape, McGregor. Here life is slow, tranquil and gentle.

Relax in total privacy while enjoying our spectacular mountain views.



Up on the hillside with great views over the farm and valley, Fossil Hills Cottage is a cozy stone cottage with thatched roof. As one frazzled parent proposes, “I could watch my kids cycling for hours on the many farm tracks below us.”

Maybe you should follow suit and earn some well-deserved R&R on the covered stoep.



The Lavender Cottage is situated on Thornvilla wine farm, just 3km from the quaint little village of McGregor.

Experience the great Boland Wine Farm atmosphere with peaceful surroundings and lots of things to do and see nearby….

From the front veranda



Previously the venue of ‘Eseltjies Rus’ a Donkey sanctuary & resturant just outside McGregor, this 5 bedroom main house and 3 bedroom annex  has been transformed into a beautiful self-catering home.

Idealy suited for families, reunions and wedding accomodation that can accommodate up to 16 people.



Lemon Tree Cottage is 1km away from the Donkey Sanctuary, Eseltjiesrus with a Restaurant for delicious breakfast or lunch! And the beautiful, historical town.

Imagine yourself soaking in a steaming hot pool on a chilly evening, add a crackling fire, an endless starry sky….



The Aloe Cottage is situated on Thornvilla wine farm, just 3km from the quaint little village of McGregor.

Experience the great Boland Wine Farm atmosphere with peaceful surroundings and lots of things to do and see nearby…

From the private patio you have a beautiful



Tango guest house is situated on the same farm Thornvilla, McGregor.

Fully equiped selfcatering house on a wine farm.


Activities & Attractions

The area offers many outdoor activities, arts and crafts, tranquillity and relaxation. Surrounded by mountain trails, fruit orchards, olive groves and vineyards, the village has maintained a rural peaceful ambience which is an inspiration to artists.

There are walking/hiking trails, mountain biking, bird watching in Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, a pottery studio, art galleries, cob house building and enjoyable meals and chats at one of our coffee shops, restaurants or pubs.

The famous donkey santuary ‘Eseltjiesrus’ is situated 1km from the farm where you are able to feed, interact and maybe even adopt one of the donkeys.

Situated 16km from the farm is the R62 wine route where you will be able to taste and enjoy the various wine that make the Breede Valley so popular.

The most spectacular hiking trail is the Boesmanskloof trail from McGregor to Greyton.

There is so much that the area offers from those wanting to relax to those seeking an adventure.

Viljoendrift, another working winefarm in the area, offer a slow boat cruise up and down the Breede River. This is always a must when visiting the valley.

Nearby Atractions
Fishing and Hiking on the farm

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Donkey Sanctuary “Eseltjiesrus” with Restaurant

1.0 km

McGregor Wine cellar for wine tasting

1.0 km

Cycling to McGregor, the Historical town

3.0 km

Robertson Golf Club

17.0 km

Robertson Birds Paradise

17.0 km

Less than 2 hours drive from Cape Town

170.0 km

Contact Us

Tel: 023 625 1743

Cell: 082 474 8096

Email: info@fossilhills.co.za

Fossil Hills GPS: S33º55. 147’ E 019º 50. 435’   Aloe & Pinotage GPS: S33º55. 949’ E019º 51.436’
accommodation in mcgregorFossil Hills is an Afristay Valued Member.
Fossil Hills has been named a Best Value McGregor Establishment.

Aloe Cottage is a Certificate of Excellence Award Winning Establishment.

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