Let yourself be captivated by a magical place on earth: the award-winning Grootbos Private Nature Reserve combines natural beauty and an inspiring ambience to satisfy the most discerning taste.
Grootbos represents a truly unique nature experience unrivalled by any other reserve of South Africa. More than 10 square kilometres of ecologically sound and rare Fynbos scenic landscape provide an enchanting backdrop for nature enthusiasts who seek to discover the secrets of the Garden Route’s ecosystem.
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between a comfortable open 4x4 drive or a more intimate hike, each accompanied by a knowledgeable guide unravelling the intricate connections between the Fynbos vegetation and its wildlife for you.
Set majestically above Walker Bay, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve provides excellent opportunities to spot the rare Southern Right Whale from the comfort of the hotel’s terrace.
The beach, coast, ocean and many islands dotting the bay teem with marine wildlife. Penguins, thousands of seals, countless seabirds and even the Great White Shark may be observed on a spectacular boat excursion. It is an opportunity not to be missed.
Meet the terror of the seven seas, the Great White Shark, face to face! A cage dive will see you lowered into its element: A spine-tingling diving experience, we promise you won’t forget. The Grootbos and the nearby Gaansbai enjoy a special reputation of being the country’s top destination for shark cage dives.
The less adventurous preferring to keep their feet dry and on firm ground may all the same enjoy the chance of encountering the terrific Great White on Dyer Island. With some luck, the guides may succeed in attracting sharks, which will rise out of the waves to sport their terrifying set of teeth – an imposing display of primeval armoury.
Two exceedingly luxurious accommodation options make the choice hard: the colonial and quaint Garden Lodge and the modern Forest Lodge are each equally top-notch hotels.
The Garden Lodge is situated directly above a picturesque pond and commands a breathtaking view of Walker Bay below. The Lodge’s highlight is the first-class restaurant, its central fireplace creating a cosy atmosphere to while away the calm evening hours over a sumptuous meal.
The hotel’s lounge is the central meeting point featuring not only the exquisite restaurant but also the reception and a souvenir store. Enjoy serene days in all comfort at the pool side or on the terrace.
At the exclusive Garden Lodge you will be housed in luxury holiday cottages built with natural stones and native timber. Each cottage features a private viewing deck with a magnificent panorama of Walker Bay and the surrounding, beautiful nature.
Having just been completed, the modern style Forest Lodge fascinates through its remarkable design combining natural stone, native timber and glass elements. Admire the glittering Walker Bay and the stunning scenery through the large panorama windows.
A masterpiece of contemporary design, the Forest Lodge radiates a refined but cosy atmosphere. The skilful implemented fine style is consequently continued in each of the suites, which can be counted among the finest on the Garden Route.
Combine both lodges if you can not arrive at a decision! Ask us and we will tailor your stay at the Grootbos Private Reserve to your exclusive taste. A last tip: Have the transfer to Grootbos arranged by helicopter – travel in style and comfort while enjoying the magnificent coastline from the air!
The entire INTOSOL team has fallen in love with Grootbos and we are quite unanimous in our opinion ranking Grootbos among the most remarkable destinations in South Africa paired with social and ecological responsibility.
In addition, Walker Bay adds the final touch of ambience with beautiful views and whales included. It is not without reason that our guests frequently name Grootbos as the highlight of their South Africa journey.
Call us and allow us to share our experience with you! We have been to Grootbos many times and can give you a firsthand report! It will be a pleasure!
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