|GUEST POLICY||South African residents only|
|TRAVEL DATES||Travel between 01 June 2022 and 31 August 2022|
|BOOKING POLICY||Any day of the week|
|INCLUDED|| Return flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Private Cape Town Airport transfers
3 x nights accommodation in freestanding luxury suites
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner + non-alcoholic beverages
Horse riding for non-and experienced riders through the reserve
Guided Walks including fynbos nature tours and Milkwood walks
Nature, marine & coastal drives and walks including the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders cliff walk, Klipgat Cave
50% off all Spa Treatments offered at our Bloom Spa + 1 x complimentary bottle of Wine
Day tour to Cape Aghulas – most southern point of the African Continent
Hermanus Whale cruise
Full day Hemel-En-Aarde winelands tour inclusive of all wine tastings and a gourmet two course lunch
All local taxes, park fees and VAT
|EXCLUDED|| Alcoholic beverages
Other activities not specified
Gratuities and items of personal nature
|SPECIAL NOTES||Prices are per person sharing, include discounts, and are subject to availability of accommodation and airfares|
Horse Riding on the Reserve
There’s something special about seeing a place on horseback. Take a slow trot as you appreciate the views or ride down the sweeping sand dunes, the fresh air filling your lungs and exhilaration pumping through your veins.
Horse riding at Grootbos is suitable for anyone, whether you’re a complete novice or a more experienced rider. Go for a relaxed ride through the fynbos or ride one of our special horses that are specifically trained for the beach. Our 22 horses at the Grootbos stables are well exercised and expertly trained, while all of our guides have years of experience in dealing with these noble animals.
Beach Horse Riding
We also offer a 3-hour beach horse ride along the Walker Bay coastline. The gentle ride starts in the fynbos through the dunes and then onto the beach. The beach is ideal for a gallop or a gentle canter. The Beach outride is not part of the standard Grootbos activities included in the rates and this activity is advised for experienced riders only.
Beach Horse Riding is not part of the standard Grootbos activities included in your rate.
Grootbos Nature Reserve has an exclusive boat trip, through Dyer Island Cruises, leaving every morning from Kleinbaai harbour. Besides seeing the amazing whales, this trip offers a complete experience of the Marine Big5, which includes the whales, dolphins, African Penguins, Cape Fur Seals and surface viewing of the Great White Shark. The boat comfortably accommodates 20 guests, has a toilet, upper decks, shelter from the sun as well as snacks and drinks provided onboard. The boat also has specialized guides, who can provide all the facts about the whales as well as other interesting information about the magnificent marine life. As these gentle giants are very curious, they often swim right up to the boat to get a better view of the boat and the guests. This trip takes about 2 hours and is a marine experience not to be missed!
4×4 Flower Safari
Keep still, listen intently and you’ll be amazed at the things you learn on a botanical safari. With the richest temperate flora in the world and six completely new species never discovered by science before, your time at Grootbos will mean that you’ll never look at plants and flowers in quite the same way again.
The 800 recorded plant species in our 2500 hectares of pristine wilderness will bring the fascinating story of fynbos and forest to life as you touch, smell and see the natural miracles that surround you. Learn how a sunbird’s beak fits perfectly into a flower, why the honey our bees produce is completely unique and how important ravaging fires are for bringing forth new life.
Enjoy an entrancing stroll through our Milkwood forest or a more revitalising hike up our fynbos-clad mountains, as you begin to understand what makes Grootbos quite so special. From a sunbird sipping from a flower to an ocean vista that leaves you breathless, surprises await you around every corner.
Trails are all well marked and you can choose between self-guided walks or guided walks, to learn more about these fascinating and secretive eco-systems. Gaze into the petals of a King Protea, breathe in the blackcurrant scent of buchu or simply listen to the exquisite silence that surrounds you.