Grootbos Experience • 4 Days

Grootbos

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Our group tours are also offered on a private basis, and can be customized: Our experienced travel consultants will design bespoke, private itineraries according to your needs and budget. 

Experience 4 days in the five-star 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. 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.

Grootbos is about more than just luxury accommodation and eco adventures. Your visit directly contributes to the conservation efforts of the Grootbos Foundation as well as the development of sustainable nature-based livelihoods amongst local communities. It is this core philosophy of conservation linked with social development that has made Grootbos an award-winning world leader in responsible tourism.

Highlights of the Tour

A four day package to Grootbos Nature Reserve with meals and activities included. 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

One of the many activities offered at Grootbos is guided walks. These guided walks are typically led by experienced naturalists and field guides who are knowledgeable about the local ecosystem, wildlife, and indigenous plant species. Guided walks at Grootbos focus on interpreting the natural environment. Guides often share insights into the diverse plant life, including the famous fynbos vegetation, which is unique to the Cape Floral Kingdom and boasts a remarkable variety of species. They also discuss the ecological relationships between different species and the role of each in the ecosystem.

Horse riding

Horse riding at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve can be a wonderful way to explore the stunning landscapes and natural beauty of this South African reserve. Grootbos offers various horse riding trails that wind through the diverse landscapes of the reserve. These trails can take you through ancient forests, fynbos-covered hills, and along the rugged coastline. The routes are carefully selected to showcase the natural beauty of the area.

Boma Dinner Experience

The dinner is usually held in an outdoor setting, often in a specially designed area resembling a traditional African Boma. This might be a circular or rectangular space, sometimes with an open-air bonfire in the center. Being in an outdoor setting, Boma dinners offer an opportunity to enjoy the clear night sky. Stargazing can be an added bonus, especially in areas with minimal light pollution.

Nature, Marine & Coastal drives

Combining a visit to the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, the De Kelders cliff walk, Klipgat Cave, and seasonal land-based whale watching (which typically occurs from July to December) is a fantastic way to experience the natural beauty and marine life of the South African coast, specifically in the area around Hermanus and Gansbaai. Start your journey at Walker Bay Nature Reserve, which is renowned for its rugged coastline, sand dunes, and diverse fynbos vegetation.

Accommodation

Nestled between mountain and sea, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible Flora and Marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa. 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.

Nestled carefully into the natural gaps of an enchanted Milkwood forest, the 11 freestanding suites are stylishly furnished with luxurious canopy beds, spacious en suite bathrooms, separate lounges with cosy fireplaces and private wooden decks with spectacular panoramic views.

True to its name, the warm and welcoming Garden Lodge is set amongst an Eden of beautifully landscaped fynbos gardens and indigenous trees. Fashioned from stone, thatch and timber, the Garden Lodge reflects African warmth with an intercontinental twist, blending perfectly into the surrounding landscape.

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.

Included

  • Complimentary Airport transfers from Cape Town
  • Accommodation in freestanding suites
  • Welcome drink served upon arrival
  • Fresh fruit daily in suite
  • Breakfast buffet with full English breakfast menu
  • Light lunch
  • 5-course dinner
  • Special Bee Honey Breakfast Experience
  • Boma Dinner
  • Return transfer from Grootbos Nature Reserve to Cape Town International Airport

Excluded

  • Laundry
  • Spa Treatments
  • Flights: International & domestic
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks not mentioned
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities, telephone calls, curios, etc.
  • Travel insurance

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Arrival in Cape Town International Airport and board your transfer to Grootbos Nature Reserve. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to visit active beehives and get educated on the crucial role bees play in our environment. You will also get insight into the many uses of the honey that is produced. Concluding the experience off with a delicious honey- inspired breakfast under the ancient Milkwood trees.
Guided Walks including Fynbos nature tours and Milkwood walks at Grootbos Nature Reserve. Horse riding for non – and experienced riders through the reserve). Boma Dinner at Grootbos Experience . Bee and Honey walks breakfast experience. 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)
After your incredible breakfast on your Grootbos Nature Reserve getaway take a transfer back to Cape Town International Airport.
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