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An All-Inclusive Family Vacation

Discovering a family holiday package in South Africa that can meet all your needs is no easy task. From overactive children to parents anxious for a relaxing holiday, finding somewhere that can cater for these contrasting desires can become a tedious endeavour. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve delivers the impossible with a package that will make everyone from the juvenile to the venerable happy. 

The accommodation at Grootbos consists of luxurious suites set amidst timeless Milkwood forests and a rich flora that offer complete seclusion, immersion in nature and privacy. Discover the wonders of nature from your private deck where the view will invoke wonder and the birds sing a spellbinding tune. Garden Lodge is the ultimate family accommodation as the suites embody spaciousness and homely comforts whilst maintaining five-star qualities. Inside are four-poster beds that have silk-soft linen, chic en-suite bathrooms, a separate lounge that can become cosy with the glow of the warm fireplace and a dining room. The thoughtful treats placed on the children’s pillow and the lit fireplace that await your arrival each night are testament to Grootbos’ attention to detail that makes this holiday in the Western Cape unforgettable.   

A gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the holiday package. Breakfast and lunch consist of a buffet, a hot menu and lunch ends with something sweet. Dinner is a six-course masterpiece that will evoke wonders in your mouth with every bite. Garden Lodge is incredibly kid-friendly and they cater for the simpler palates with a menu specially designed for our younger guests. The children are also well-nourished throughout the day's activities with a constant supply of snacks as they run about. 

All land-based activities are also included in the accommodation rate so there is the freedom for everyone to decide what they want to do and when. Leisurely choose between a stimulating 4x4 flower safari, a horse ride through the fynbos, a scenic stroll, a picnic on the beach, land-based whale watching and more. If your loved ones are thrill-seekers then you can embark on a shark cage diving trip. The great white sharks are a jaw-dropping sight and everyone can enjoy it as the boat has an upper deck where those less inclined to step into the cage can observe the excitement from above. 

We haven't even told you the best part...

With Grootbos your holiday can be defined by togetherness, joy and quality time in a natural haven. However, the best part about staying at Grootbos is that there are child-minders to alleviate some of the overwhelming parental duties. When you desire time to relax there are specialised child-minders that can look after your pride and joy. Parents can soak up the serenity of the Nature Reserve on their private balcony or indulge in a soothing spa treatment at the Forest Spa while the children can pick their own breakfast eggs from the organic farm, venture on a cave tour in De Kelders, play in the Activities Room, feed the animals or hunt for treasure in the Milkwood forest. We guarantee smiles from ear to ear.

Grootbos’ humble beginnings started in 1991 when the Lutzeyers and their two children fell in love with the raw natural beauty of the area. Grootbos was purchased with one farm house as a private holiday home until they realised the potential of such a location and that such beauty needed to be shared. Over the years Grootbos has grown into a well-known five-star eco-lodge but it has never lost its fundamental family values. This is an opportunity to relish a much-needed vacation and to revive the relationship between those you love with laughter and happiness in harmony with nature.

Make your 2013 a memorable year with Grootbos and the best family holiday package in South Africa.