A magical forest
on an endless river
at the foot of the
Riviersonderend Mountains
and Nature Reserve

The Ultimate Function Venue

Jongenskloof has become known as a prime venue for some of the Western Cape’s top festivals.  It has camping facilities for large numbers of people and perfect sites for one or two or even three stages.

At the heart of the forest is a beautiful circle of ancient Oak trees. It has been named The Circle of Dreams in honour of the dreams of the pioneering travellers who must have used this magical spot in times gone by, and of the many and varied groups of people that have come together in this circle of magical trees.

It is here that conversations occur, rituals are perpetuated, dances are performed and silence is heard and embraced.


Another area has recently been cleared, for a second stage or alternative gathering area with fire pits, water taps and dancing area.

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The nearby river offers welcome respite from the warm summers and is an exceptionally wonderful river to completely immerse body and soul. Deep, languid and lined with reeds, you can safely swim up or down river, or whatever floats your boat.


The grounds are equipped with high pressure taps throughout, providing top quality drinking water from the mountains. The water pressure provides hydro power to the farm.

An ideal venue for camping with your car, close to the action or as far out as you wish. The trees provide wonderful cool shade, ideal for hammocks or decorative cloths.

There is ample space and shade for a trading market, and bar areas.

The venue has many large fire pits.





Ideal Camping Venue ~ Ideal Function Venue


  • Shady camping with car
  • Three potential dance floor areas
  • Hot showers and toilets for large numbers
  • Pure and abundant drinking water
  • Many large fire pits
  • Great River for swimming
  • Fire Hose points

Contact us to use this unique location for celebrations of any kind:

  • Big or small parties (from 10 – 5000)
  • Weddings
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Family gatherings
  • Camping Workshops
  • Kids summer camps
  • Team building adventures

See upcoming Events 

Previous Festivals held here

Vortex: Phoenix, Open Source & Parallel Universe

Learning Clan



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Ram Fest