GROOTBOS NATURE RESERVE

ECO TOURISM AWARD AWARDED TO GROOTBOS
GROOTBOS

Grootbos Garden Lodge - www.classicencounters.com

GROOTBOS NATURE RESERVE          (Translates to “Big Forest”)

Grootbos Nature Reserve is a haven of peace and quiet, nestled in 1 100 hectares of famous heath, reed and Protea flora that grace the coastal plains and mountains of the Southern Cape.  Natural indigenous milkwood forest that will enchant.  Flora and fauna that will delight.  Marine life that will enthrall.  Tranquility that will overwhelm you and imbue you with a renewed zest for life.  Nature as it was intended.

  

Grootbos is home to about 1000 species of plants, over 100 bird species and an abundance of small game . Grootbos provides its visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the Cape's natural flora and fauna. The reserve is renowned for its panoramic views from many vantage points, especially its spectacular views over Walker Bay to the Cape of Good Hope

 

Lodge Facilities

Reception area, curio shop, all day bar facilities, lounge and library, restaurant, a large sun deck with panoramic views and a swimming pool

Dinner:  A three course set menu prepared by a master chef and served in the dining room at 20h00.

Breakfast  :Breakfasts are served either in the cottage or in the restaurant as decided by the guest

Activities

The following activities are included:

v       Guided walks on various trails with professional guides

v       Nature drives across the reserve in 4X4 vehicles

v       Guided horse back riding in the nature reserve (16 horses at stables on estate)

v       Whale watching between August and December and/or beach and coastal cliff walks with champagne and snacks

 

The following activities are available at an extra charge

v       Boat trips to Dyer Island to view seals and penguins

v       Sea-going fishing trips

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Grootbos - beach excursion - www.classicencounters.com

Grootbos - whale watching - www.classicencounters.com

TYPICAL DAY AT GROOTBOS

ACTIVITIES

SHARK DIVING

RESERVATIONS

SAFARI

BLUE TRAIN

ROVOS RAIL

GARDEN ROUTE