Entrance to the farmstead at !Khwa ttu is free.


Heritage centre self-guided tours

Adults: R TBC
Students (with ID): R TBC
Under 12s: Free

Heritage Centre San Guided Tours

From: R TBC

Other tours and activities at !Khwa ttu

From: R TBC


We are open every day between 09:00 and 17:00

Entry tickets to the Heritage Centre are available at Reception and can be bought on the day.

Tours and Accommodation are best booked in advance.


First day of the month

TBC Free entry for xxx on the first day of each month (on presentation of ID, driver’s licence, or passport).

Human rights Day, 24 September

TBC Free entry between 09:00 and 17:00.


Regular visitors - Join our loyalty scheme and become a ‘Friend of !Khwa ttu!’

Brainy friends: R TBC
Old Friends: R TBC
Friends with benefits: R TBC
!Khwa ttu kids - under development

Opening hours

Daily 09:00 to 17:00

Last entry 45 minutes before closing.

Dogs and other pets

Well-behaved pets, and dogs on leads, are welcome.


!Khwa ttu is wheelchair friendly.

Visit and explore

!Khwa ttu offers a broad range of San-guided tours.

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Heritage centre tours

Explore the extraordinary new buildings at !Khwa ttu. The exhibitions and guided experiences engage body and senses as much as the mind. They demonstrate the skills and knowledge of the San, and tell the fascinating story of the origins of modern man on the Southern African coastline.


San nature tours

Accompany San guides for a compelling insight into traditional lifestyles, culture and heritage, and ancient survival skills. Take a drive in an open vehicle past zebra, springbok and other wildlife, through unspoilt fynbos, to a replica San village.


Garden tour

Walk with San guides through the gardens at !Khwa ttu. This gentle tour includes a memorable tea ceremony and provides insights into the unique healing qualities of indigenous plants.


E-bike tour

This San ‘nature tour on an e-bike’ allows visitors to reach the highest viewpoint in the landscape without stress or effort! Cruise effortlessly alongside grazing eland, zebra, and springbok.


Mountain bike and walking trails

If travelling solo is more to your taste, we have walking and mountain bike trails to suit all preferences and levels.

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We are passionate about wholesome, freshly prepared, locally sourced food. If it doesn’t grow or graze on the farm, we will track down a local producer or fair trade supplier for any ingredients that we need for our seasonal, bistro-style menu.



The shop at !Khwa ttu sells rarely found, hand-crafted gifts. Delicately beautiful ostrich shell jewellery and ‘love’ bows and arrows are examples of unique presents found in the shop, which directly benefit San makers in remote communities.

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With the departure of the last of the day visitors, peace reclaims the land along with the zebra, eland, springbok, and night hares.

There is something magical about waking up at !Khwa ttu. It should not be missed.

Our accommodation ranges from simple and elegant farm cottages, to basic tents with open air showers and a communal boma. Here you may find yourself staying up all night, chatting beneath starlight, making friends who last a lifetime. 



The !Khwa ttu San Heritage Centre is 70 kms, or about one hour’s drive, north of Cape Town’s city centre on the R27.

Grootwater Farm, Yzerfontein, 7351, Western Cape, South Africa