Goudkop lies next to the R365 in the heart of the Sandveld area, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The farm is situated on the edge of the Verlorenvlei Valley, nestled between the mountains of Piketberg and the west coast town of Elandsbay.
Goudkop Farm also has a Bush Camp/Lodge where you can stay or book for functions. We also have a Farmstall where you can stop, eat and regain your strength while on the long road.
The Farm’s name – Skrik van Rondom – originated in the 1700’s. The legend says that the horses came around the hill (known as Goudkop today) and got startled by something that came from the other side of the hill.
The name Goudkop originated from two men that looked for a hideout place to avoid going to wat. They buried a tunnel and came across gold (however, it was too little gold to mine).
Hennie van Zyl is the farmer at Skrik van Rondom. Being an entrepreneur by nature, he bought the farm in 1997. He farms with animals (sheep, cattle and game), potatoes and Rooibos Tea. From time to time he plants herbs such as Cancer Bush, Sceletium and Hoodia (which led to another venture of Hennie’s – namely Phytogreen). Today, Hennie’s three sons farm alongside him.
There is also a Game Camp on the farm. Skrik van Rondom is also known for having majestic Cape Elk. There are also many other game on the farm and we offer Game Drives for guests to enjoy the scenery. In 2010, the Goudkop Bush Camp / Lodge was built and guests can enjoy beautiful views of the game camp from the site.
On the farm you will find game such as Eland, Kudu, Springbuck, Black Wildebeest and Zebras.
You’ll have plenty to do at Goudkop! From Game Drives and scenic Walking Trials, to Bird Watching and our Farmstall.