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The Trendsetting City of South Africa

Cape Town is a beautiful coastal city nestled in the south-west corner of South Africa. It is defined by the sheer splendour of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, which hugs the City Bowl in a dramatic backdrop of mountainous plains.

Cape Town was rated the best city in the world by the Telegraph. This renowned British newspaper conducted a poll where 17 000 of their readers unanimously agreed that UK travellers have a warranted love affair with this multi-cultural metropolis. The city is worth the flattery because of its diverse culture, quirky artistic flair, seaside nonchalance and that its heartbeat is a mountain. It has evolved with modern trends but has maintained its charm and natural aesthetics. You can wake up and stumble into a quaint coffee shop, visit a wine farm for a flavoursome excursion, climb a mountain and discover exotic food and trendy pubs all in one day. It is no wonder travellers are in a frenzy to find accommodation in Cape Town.

An affectionate nickname is The Mother City. There are no facts as to why this is but there are several humorous suggestions. One suggestion is that to get anything done in the Mother City takes nine months, as this is a city that truly loves to stop and smell their vibrant flowers. The Cape is blessed with verdant landscapes, one of the most bio-diverse floral kingdoms in the world and an astounding marine ecosystem. To escape the bustle and really experience the natural wonders of the Western Cape, venture just two hours outside of Cape Town to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve for deluxe accommodation and to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of nature.

Where to stay in the Western Cape

To get to Grootbos journey through quaint Somerset West, over Sir Lowry’s Pass and take a scenic route through the Overberg Region until you find this expansive lodge sitting atop a vast expanse of fynbos-clad hills. Grootbos offers five-star accommodation and an unforgettable experience. This eco-lodge is nestled in ancient forests, rare fynbos and surrounded by mountains with panoramic views over the ocean. Grootbos is situated close to Gansbaai, Hermanus and Cape Agulhas where each town is renowned for their unique marine ecosystem: Gansbaai has great white sharks, Hermanus Southern right whales and Cape Agulhas is the point where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean collide. Grootbos is sitting between these geographically significant locations and guests can view the Marine Big Five on a boat tour (seals, dolphins, penguins, great white sharks and whales). The activities on Grootbos are riveting as the choice ranges from 4x4 flower safaris to shark cage diving, whale watching and exploring ancient limestone caves.

Guests will be able to absorb the spectacular view over Walker Bay and the Atlantic Ocean from a seat of sensory indulgence with Grootbos. The free-standing suites have private decks overlooking the mesmerising view and are incredibly spacious and luxurious. Guests can relish the fresh, organic gourmet food and sip on exemplary local wine.

For accommodation close to Cape Town, Grootbos is the ideal destination. Discover luxury, the serenity of nature and eco-adventures that will be etched in your memory forever.