• Aloe Cottage farm accommodation

Aloe Cottage

  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of staying on a working wine farm, Thornvilla, near the picturesque village of McGregor in the Breede Valley.  

Check-in: 14h:30 | Check-out: 10h00

Minimum stay 2 nights required


Sleeps up to six guests (including the Annex). Here you can relax in peace while listening to the song of Fish Eagles. Aloe Cottage is pet friendly (max 2 dogs allowed).


Aloe Cottage sports a double room with en suite shower and bath, and a second room with two single beds; the Annex features 2 x single beds or 1 king size bed, ensuite.


From the private patio you have a beautiful view over the dam on your left and also a stunning view of McGregor to your right. There is also an indoor braai or fireplace as well as outdoor fire and braai facilities.


The area's mountainous scenery owes much of its rugged charm to the Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks, dating back to 355 million years ago. This valley can be visited throughout the year as each season reveals a gloriously secret beauty. 

The area offers many outdoor activities, arts and crafts, tranquillity and relaxation. Surrounded by mountain trails, fruit orchards, olive groves and vineyards, the village of McGregor 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 at one of the many coffee shops, restaurants or pubs.

Explore the wine route of Robertson wine valley and spend quality time relaxing.


Thornvilla is a working wine farm and also produces plums, apricots and various vegetables.

Activities on the farm include kayaking on the dam (each cottage has its own kayak), bird watching, hiking (spot one of the springboks in the reserve), fishing in the farm dams, picnics, cycling (each cottage has 2 mountain bikes) and just resting.

Pets (max 3 dogs) are allowed at the cottage.

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.


Eat & Drink

Springfield Estate 

Graham Beck Estate

McGregor Winery

Lord's Winery


Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail 


Cancellation Policy

If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit
If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit
If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the deposit

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Fossil Hills is situated on the farm Thornvilla which has been producing wine since 1950 and has been in the Naudé family for 3 generations.

Perfect for families, friends and fur babies - pets (max 3 dogs) are allowed at Aloe Cottage. Kids can explore the farm in safety and enjoy some of the many activities like kayaking on or fishing in the dam, picnics and cycling (each cottage has 2 mountain bikes), while parents enjoy a soak in the KolKol hot tub.


  • WiFi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee Machine
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Braai
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Fishing
  • Bicycles
  • Bath
  • Secure Parking


  • For Friends and Families
  • Pet Friendly Stays


01 Dec 2022 - 30 Nov 2023 Midweek
R2,100.00 Per Unit Per Night
01 Dec 2022 - 30 Nov 2023 Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
R2,400.00 Per Unit Per Night

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