A unique place where conservation, relaxation and luxury have found the perfect home. Set in a lush surrounding, which is the ideal family getaway, Grootbos has won worldwide acclaim for its conservation and social responsibility programs. The reserve is spectacularly situated on the fynbos and forest clad hills that overlook the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. Grootbos has carved a unique niche in the upmarket eco-lodge sector by specializing in the Cape region world-renowned flora and marine biodiversity. Thismulti-award winning 1750ha reserve is home to more than 740 different species of plants, offers warm hospitality, excellent cuisine, fine South African wines and, above all, is a nature lover’s paradise.
Grootbos cuisine is all locally produced based. Both Forest and Garden Lodge provide their own restaurant, each with own character and atmosphere. The Garden Lodge dining area is spacious and cosy with floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the view. The outdoor deck overlooks Walker Bay and provides the perfect setting to enjoy a world-class cuisine. Restaurants at Grootbos are for residents only. Other food experiences can be tried in Cellars dining, pic nics on the beach or while out in the reserve and last but not least during the under the sky Boma nights.
Progressive tourism is a term coined by Grootbos people to mean everything at the heart of the Company: every action taken to benefit someone else has a positive impact on the environment. FInd out everything about all the ways Grootbos seeks out new ways to create sustainable livelyhoods for people who call this area home.
Whale lovers from al lover the world are aware that Walker Bay is one of the best place of the all world to observe the giants of sea. The migration from the Antarctic to the south african waters is a set appointment for them, reaching the warmer climate to mate, calve and raise their young. Whale watching at Grootbos can be practiced by boat, plane or from the cliffs along pathways of De Kelders.
A thrilling encounter with one of the most fearsome predators in nature iso ne of the experiences available at Grootbos. Wear a clean, dry wetsuit and all the equipment, enter the perfectly safe cage, learn everything about the tremendous animal before reaching out to the memory you will cherish for a lifetime.
Esplora il punto più meridionale del continente, dove si incontrano gli oceani Indiano e Atlantico. Scopri la storia e le tradizioni dei piccoli villaggi e avvista antilopi, gru blu e struzzi nel Parco nazionale di Aghulas prima di gustare un pranzo al porto. Il tour si concluderà con una piacevole passeggiata al faro e con la vista dello spaventoso Capo delle Tempeste.
Ideal for beginners and professionals, horseback riding is suitable to anyone at Grootbos. The stables housed 18 horses exercised and trained by the expert guides who will let you appreciate the views from a different perspective.