Tanagra farm is 78ha in size and for most parts accessible by various walking/hiking trails (also great for mountain-biking), which can easily be extended into the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve. So guests can do anything from a leisurely 10 minutes' walk to a full day's hike. The map below plots the major walks/trails. Each trail has some bench (or two) at some nice scenic place, inviting guests to sit and just relax and take in the peacefulness of the surrounds. Along the Vrolijkheid Route guests may also enjoy the Tanagra Plant Trail, which gives information about typical plants of this part of the succulent Karoo.
1. The Reed Route leads you past our distillery through some reeds to a small meadow with a bench (nice view on farm).
2. The Bluegum Route leads through the vineyards up to Keisersriver through the reeds, leading to a 'beachy' area featuring some magnificent old Bluegum Trees. Typical riverbed vegetation there with many birds. Also nice and shady in summer, once you've made it through the vineyards. Benches under the Bluegums and at the riverbed - idyllic.
3. The Old Dam Route leads across the vineyards and then to two old dams which are part of the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve. Nice shady area, with a bench to rest and watch the birds there.
4. The Vrolijkheid Route leads through the vineyards, bypassing the Hill cottage and Faraway, right into the pristine Karoo veld and fynbos. Viewpoint with bench and spectacular views into McGregor and Robertson valley. The serious hikers can continue from there into a side entrance of the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve to the bird hides there or do one of the Vrolijkheid trails (the Heron trail (3 km) or the Rooikat trail (19 km).