Grootbos Nature Reserve, Garden Route
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve boasts exquisite 5-star accommodation and extravagance in an idyllic haven where the unsurpassed beauty of nature dominates even the most lavish interior and exterior design.
Grootbos offers a wide variety of activities for guests to enjoy during their stay. Specialist guides lead 4×4 drives and walks through the fynbos and forests of the reserve, trips to the nearby coast to view the Southern Right Whales from land, walks along deserted beaches, visits to archaeological and cultural sites, boat-based whale watching trips, as well as boat tours to a nearby seal island to view penguins, seals, dolphins and great white sharks.
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers its guests some of the best whale watching tours in the world. Guests can view the Southern Right Whales by land, off the rocks in De Kelders, by boat, or by plane flying over the spectacular Walker Bay.
Guided walks & 4×4 drives not only lead you through the forest, but also through the magnificent Cape Floral Kingdom with more than 750 fynbos species, 107 bird species, 21 mammals and 21 reptiles
The Klipgat Cave outside De Kelders evokes vivid images of pre-historic times when modern man lived in harmony with nature off the bounty of land and sea when the coastline was still kilometres away.
The 1750-hectare Grootbos Nature Reserve provides excellent opportunities for horse riding, with 16 well-trained horses and experienced instructors that cater for all levels of riding.
Shark Cage Diving
Gansbaai has the reputation for being the shark capital of the world. Divers and adventurers travel from all over the globe to get up close with these magnificent creatures in the waters around Dyer Island.
Marine Big 5
See the Marine Big 5 and enjoy the wonderful spectacle of Whales, Sharks, Dolphins, Seals and Penguins in Walker Bay.
View mountains, vineyards, shipwrecks and even sharks and whales in the Indian Ocean from the air – view the southernmost part of the African land mass from this unique perspective.
The impressive lodges are renowned for providing premium accommodation, with 27 luxury designed suites and 1 exclusive villa offering breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean.
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is situated 2 hours from Cape Town en route to Hermanus and the Garden Route