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The Facilities

Grootbos has created a conference centre that is designed to stimulate creativity in a space where colleagues can work together surrounded by the serenity of nature. Grootbos is an award-winning, five-star lodge that is burrowed in the Western Cape where work colleagues can experience a work conference in this unique location.

The room is a lengthy area that can accommodate your individual needs with a versatile seating arrangement. You can seat 36 guests in a boardroom arrangement, 40 guests with a u-shaped seating plan or up to 80 people seated in the style of a cinema. No matter the style the delegates will be able to see the projector at the head of the room with ease. It is fully equipped with all the appropriate equipment to conduct a sophisticated presentation, such as video conferencing, VOIP phones, wireless internet access, data projectors, DVD players, video and television equipment, flip charts and large white screens. For further requirements, the Secretarial Service will see to your needs with a flexible service such as faxing, photocopying, and posting services.

While business is taking place tea, coffee and snacks  will be served to maintain the energy levels and water and mints will be constantly on offer. To cater for those moments when the room splits into smaller groups to brainstorm, there are several breakaway rooms that take advantage of the natural landscape and the superb views to inspire some productivity. The outside decks, Champagne bar, five-star restaurant, wine cellar or boma are the perfect catalysts for creativity.

The Location

Grootbos is the ideal location for a work conference because of its natural beauty, opulent interiors, five-star service, exquisite cuisine and luxurious suites. The lodge is only a two hour drive from Cape Town and the International Airport which makes it a convenient venue or for a year-end function. Delegates can take part in the many outdoor activities and return to the meeting feeling inspired and rejuvenated. A stimulating hike through the lush fynbos valley and a gulp of the crisp Champagne air will be sure to invigorate. There is also a forest spa on the premises where our skilled masseuses will make you feel like a new person as they push all the right points to soothe the muscles and extract all stiffness.

The countless activities serve as great team-building exercises that will cement the bond between colleagues and improve their relations in the office. Guests can take a 4x4 flower safari, hike, go to a secluded beach, enjoy the swimming pool, go horseback riding or go on a safari by boat to view the Marine Big 5 – penguins, seals, dolphins, sharks and whales. For a bonding experience that will last a lifetime and that could potentially be the most unique year-end function, go shark cage diving as a great white shark comes within close parameters to you and your colleagues.

The Accommodation

There are several options for conference accommodation at Grootbos. The two lodges, Garden Lodge and Forest Lodge, have luxury suites embedded in the indigenous vegetation that are perfectly situated to bask in the untamed beauty. Garden Lodge has a toasty, African ambience and Forest Lodge embodies modern aesthetics with a subtle influence from the natural surroundings. Each suite is tucked away in absolute privacy and encourages lavish living with a cushy bed, separate lounge, private wooden deck and modern en-suite bathroom. The room is equipped with all the amenities to make you absolutely comfortable. There is also the Villa, which is an expansive holiday accommodation made up of six luxury suites, a kitchen, large pool and deck area, a home theatre system, study, wine cellar and two lounges. The Villa comes with a private chef, butler and guide to ensure the stay is nothing less than perfect. There a few holiday destinations that offer such opulence in South Africa and it is the perfect way to spoil a dedicated staff and to make the work relationships to friendships.

The accommodation fee includes land-based activities with a specialised guide and gourmet meals three times a day. Dinner is a culinary sensation as our experienced chefs take pride in providing exquisite flavours with a six-course meal. There is a wine cellar stocked with fragrant wines from the Overberg region for you and your colleagues to relish fine wine and dining.

Grootbos offers one of the best destinations for conferences in the Western Cape. It is the ultimate combination between luxury accommodation, the raw beauty of South Africa and riveting experiences.