Many people nowadays are becoming more and more aware of Ecotourism and want to contribute in a positive way while on holiday. The award winning, and a National Geographic ‘Unique Lodge of the World’, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Western Cape of South Africa ticks all the boxes. Here you will find more than just luxury accommodation and eco adventures. Your stay will directly contribute to and support the conservation efforts of their non-profit Foundation and key programs of sustainability for the local community and conservation projects. By including Grootbos in your itinerary you WILL make a real and effective contribution to the unique ecosystem of the Walker Bay region, its people and their livelihood.
Take a lovely, picturesque two-hour drive from Cape Town, over mountain passes and through the pretty seaside town of Hermanus, famous for its whale watching in season, and you will come to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, nestled in an ancient Milkwood forest surrounded by unique fynbos and mountains, positioned with commanding views of the ocean. Immerse yourself completely into nature here with the pristine natural surroundings in absolute comfort and luxury. With an abundance of activities on offer there is something to suit everybody of all ages, from complete relaxation and fine dining to guided nature walks, horse riding for all levels of riders, open 4WD flower safaris, beach picnics and walks, guided coastal tours, cave tours, bird watching and social responsibility tours, as well as water activities where the ‘Marine Big 5’ can be seen at certain times of the year.
Here you will find an ideal stopover on your way from Cape Town to the Garden Route
Inclusions: Accommodation for 2 x nights in a luxury suite, all meals – breakfast, light lunch and a 6-course dinner, welcome drink, daily fruit platter, horse riding through the reserve, bird-watching, guided walks including fynbos nature tours and Milkwood walks, nature, marine and coastal drives, and conservation levy. Seasonal land-based whale watching (June – December).
* Based on travel between 01 May and 17 July 2019
Water based activities by boat are available, as are golfing, shark cage diving and spa treatments at an additional charge.