At Kuifkopvisvanger, we are passionate about birds

That is what inspired the name for this tranquil Velddrif farm, the Malachite Kingfisher (Kuifkopvisvanger in Afrikaans). While we were in the process of launching the business we were pondering on a name for the farm. One morning while having coffee a Malachite Kingfisher came and sat on the tank outside the window. While admiring its antics I had a lightbulb moment and Kuifkopvisvanger was born.

As the farm got its name so did the cottages, rooms & caravan. During each renovation process, a specific bird was hanging around ensuring their habitat is not disturb. There is a little story behind every cottage but more about this later.

Over the years we have identified 180 different bird species on the farm and the marshlands. If you’re lucky you might be able to spot a few rarities like the Wilson Phalarope, that’s been spotted on the Saltpans. Birdwatchers and nature lovers can enjoy fun outings to the Saltpans with Jan on a guided tour and you can gain some knowledge of how salts are produced. You absolutely MUST take your camera with, picture-perfect photos.

Kuifkopvisvanger is situated on the banks of the Berg River where fishing enthusiasts can try their hand at catching the big one for the day from the river banks. Fish on the menu are Kabeljou, Steenbras and Elf, have the fire ready for a lekker/delicious fish braai. If fishing is not your style you can enjoy a canoe ride, a stroll along the riverfront or you can test your endurance with a bicycle ride across the farm.

Here tranquillity is the order of the day, with only the sounds of nature and the Fish Eagle as the soundtrack to your stay it is the ideal spot to unwind and recharge. Come for the day or stay a few days, we look forward to seeing you soon.

For those who love their home comforts, there is 7 fully equipped cottages to choose from. I am one of those people that would like to braai anytime and here you can. I am sure a few of us had to make quick plans due to rain, which I never prepare for, I always assume it is going to be sunny. Here you don’t have to worry about the weather, 6 of the cottages have an inside & outside braai, your menu for the weekend is safe. You can relax and enjoy your surroundings, chill on the patio with sundowners or snuggle on the couch next to the fire, reminiscing and dreaming of tomorrow.
For the more outdoorsy ladies but a tent is pushing it a little too far, we have a fully equipped caravan available.

Due to demand we have developed the camping site a few years ago and it has been a huge success. We have 19 stands available for the adventurers between us, each stand has its own power outlet, net on the ground and trees to block the wind. Ablution block for a nice hot shower and a built braai.

Looking for a destination wedding that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, then Kuifkopvisvanger is the place for you. The hall can seat up to 100 guests. There is a kitchen, round tables, chairs and serving area. You can also book team buildings, corporate retreats, conferences, birthday parties (kids or adults) and year-end functions.

We do not do any catering but we can put you in contact with local suppliers that are familiar with our venue to provide everything you will need for a memorable event.

Guest reviews

The scenery was absolutely fabulous. Everything was neat and in its place.
I would most definitely recommend this camping site to anglers, hikers and campers alike.
Liana
Very helpful and accommodating, this is very important , nothing is an effort its only help they offer , most admirable quality , and we thank them for that , enjoy your stay at this wonderful venue
Alex
Dit is die beste plek om elf te vang vanaf laat Oktober, baie vriendelikke mense en n sorgvrye atmosfeer. Jan en gesin laat mens altyd welkom voel. Hou aan met die goeie werk. ses duime op!!!
Gerhard
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