Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

  • Gansbaai, Western Cape
  • Luxury eco-reserve
  • Culture and Natural Wonder
  • All inclusive
  • 2500 hectares
Destination details

At Grootbos, we go beyond simply conserving this pristine wilderness we call home. We’re constantly researching, innovating and pioneering new ways of doing things – in order to transform the lives of community members as well as preserve 2500 hectares of botanical and wildlife treasures.

We do not just conserve the environment. We are deeply integrated and supportive within our eco-system, constantly pioneering new paths.

Unparalleled luxury combines with a natural and enlightened way of living, to give you deeper connections to the earth, other people and yourself.

One-of-a-kind experiences

Our carefully curated experiences offer you the chance to grow, learn and discover. Whether it’s spotting whales and their calves in the ocean, learning how bees pollinate flowers or meeting passionate people changing the world, you’ll have your eyes opened – as well as your heart.

Botanical safari

Enjoy the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin on this sensory adventure. Learn how native inhabitants have used fynbos for centuries.Understand the significance of your surroundings, and see beauty that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Marine Safari

Grootbos is perfectly positioned on the doorstep of this marine paradise. Learn fascinating facts from guides and biologists, with the emphasis always on conversation. Float alongside curious Southern Right Whales or laugh at comical colonies of African Penguins. Spot an abundance of bird and marine life and soak up the exquisite scenery.

Organic education

The freshest air, the cleanest water and the clearest views: a stay at Grootbos is a glimpse into a truly organic life. Much of the food we serve is grown right here on our reserve and you van taste this in every mouthful.

Ultimate relaxation

Soak up the sun, enjoy the fragrant smell of fynbos in the air and let our beautiful surroundings do its magic. There is an abundance of pleasure here to soothe your body and mind.

Culinary experiences that will blow you away

Every plate of food served up at our tables is a perfect, colourful piece of art. We use only the very freshest ingredients, sourced as close to Grootbos as possible, with many coming from our own organic farm on the reserve. This means that as you’re swooning over that home made linguini or Thai spiced soup, you’re also contributing to our food production and social upliftment projects. And the best part? All meals are included in your rate.

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