Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is about more than just luxury and eco adventures. It is this core philosophy of conservation linked with social development that has made Grootbos an award-winning world leader in responsible tourism.
Home of the “Marine Big 5” – whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins; and with unparalleled floral diversity, Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind luxury African experience.
This rugged stretch of South African coastline snakes along the Atlantic Ocean, with magnificent mountains rising up on the other side. The spectacular scenery is made up of charming seaside villages, farms, rivers, coves and valleys, and during the right season, the region’s namesake – whales – can be seen cruising and wallowing in the coastal waters.
Experience the eco-paradise of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Garden Lodge. Enjoy the incredible flora and marine life of the southern tip of Africa that Grootbos has to offer.
Watch whales along the Whale Coast. A part of South Africa’s Atlantic Ocean coastline, the Whale Coast around Grootbos Nature Reserve has spectacular scenery and charming seaside villages. During the right season, whales can be seen breaching and splashing in the waters.
Bee & Honey Breakfast Experience at Grootbos. Get an early-morning buzz as you kit up in protective beekeeping gear and visit the beehives dotted around the reserve accompanied by the resident beekeeper. Learn how to harvest, filter and bottle this incredibly rare fynbos honey. Enjoy a unique honey-themed breakfast at the farm under the ancient Milkwood Trees of Grootbos Private Reserve.
Guided Walks at Grootbos – including Fynbos nature tours and Milkwood walks
Horse riding at Grootbos for non–and experienced riders through the reserve (Please note that the weight limit is 90kg/198lbs per person/children under the age of 12 are not allowed on the guided pony rides)
Boma Dinner Experience on your Grootbos Nature Reserve package
Nature, marine & coastal drives and walks – including the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders cliff walk, Klipgat Cave combined with seasonal land-based whale watching (whale watching during July – December).
The curved lines, high beamed ceilings and endless windows enhance the sensation of light, freedom and natural flow and make full use of the incredible sweeping views across mountain and sea. An elegant restaurant, spacious lounge, beauty salon, library and children’s entertainment room ensure that all needs are satisfied. The wooden deck, terrace and superb pool area extend the interior space into the outdoors allowing sun seekers and nature lovers to make the most of the rejuvenating environment.