Pinotage House

  • 16 guests
  • 8 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of staying on a working wine farm near the picturesque village of McGregor in the Breede Valley.  Pinotage House, part of the Fossil Hills collection, is situated on Thornvilla farm. 

Check-in: 14h:00 | Check-out: 10h00

Minimum stay 2 nights required


This 5 bedroom house and optional add-on 3 bedroom Annex have been transformed into a beautiful self-catering home. Ideally suited for families, it can accommodate up to 15 people (with pets - max 2 dogs)  and offers a beautiful garden with plenty of trees and a private play area for kids. 


Main House

The main house sleeps 10 people in 2 x double en-suite rooms (big bathrooms with showers), 1 x double room and 2 x 2 single bedrooms (double bed option available).

The Annex

The Annex offers 1 x 1 double en-suite room and 1 x 3 single beds en-suite.


The main house features a large lounge and entertainment area with TV (DSTV), indoor fireplace, WiFi and air-conditioner. Outdoors is a swimming pool, outdoor KolKol hot tub, fireplace and 2 mountain bikes. The house is pet friendly!
The Annex includes an open plan kitchen, air-conditioning, outdoor braai facilities and firewood.


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, bird watching, hiking (spot one of the springboks in the reserve), fishing in the farm dams, picnics, cycling and just resting.

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

In Robertson:

Springfield Estate 

Graham Beck Estate

In McGregor:

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 extended families (and their pets); the Main House can sleep 10 guests (with an additional 5 in the Annexus if needed) and has a sprawling garden with a private playground! 

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 (2 mountain bikes are available).


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


  • For Friends and Families
  • Pet Friendly Stays


01 Dec 2023 - 30 Nov 2024 Midweek
R5,200.00 Per Unit Per Night
01 Dec 2023 - 30 Nov 2024 Weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
R5,600.00 Per Unit Per Night
01 Dec 2024 - 30 Nov 2025 Midweek
R5,400.00 Per Unit Per Night
01 Dec 2024 - 30 Nov 2025 Weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
R6,000.00 Per Unit Per Night

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