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The Ultimate Getaway

Whether it be a weekend getaway or lengthy escape from reality, sometimes it is just necessary to remove yourself from the day-to-day routine. South African getaways are famous for being an exciting holiday where you can still discover the serenity of nature. It has something to do with our epic views, fine wine, tantalising cuisine, fascinating wildlife and passionate people. 

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star lodge that is the perfect luxury getaway in the Western Cape. This exclusive setting is situated a mere two hours from Cape Town and the International Airport. The drive goes by in no time as the road cuts through a diverse and beautiful landscape of pristine lakes, rocky outcrops and mountains that will captivate you.  

Grootbos has something incredible to offer with its one-of-a-kind ecosystem.  The land is unique with its brightly coloured fynbos flowers and birds endemic to the region. The sea is another exceptional element to this area because its waters are teeming with the Marine Big 5 – Cape fur seals, African penguins, dolphins, great white sharks and Southern right whales (whale season is from July to December). Grootbos is perched on an environmental jewel that beckons discovery and promises to be the perfect escape from an urban reality.

Discover Luxury Accommodation in Nature

Grootbos will be a moment in your life void of any schedules and time constraints. You can meander around the Reserve as you please, strolling from one place to the next or choosing to hibernate in your luxury suite (which is often tempting).  The luxury suite will be your own personal utopia with a modern lounge, private wooden deck, and a cushy bed that is connected to a chic en-suite bathroom. Depending on the suite, you could have any combination of double indoor showers, an outside shower or spa bath. You can scrub yourself in the open air with a breath-taking view or soak your body in a candlelit bath with the night stars as your backdrop. The accommodation is exceptional and offers panoramic views over Walker Bay Nature Reserve and the Atlantic Ocean. 

The price of your stay includes land-based activities and a gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Each dining experience is euphoric as the chefs create culinary delights with produce taken straight from the organic farm on Grootbos. Dinner is their masterpiece with a six-course extravaganza. There are plenty of activities available to meet your every whim. You can roam between spa treatments, sun downers at the Champagne bar or take a dip in one of our swimming pools. There are guided tours that include a 4x4 flower safari, rejuvenating hikes, exploring hidden caves on secluded beaches, taking a Social Responsibility Tour, taking a boat to watch whales or (for the truly adventurous) shark cage diving with the King of the Ocean. But of course, it is also the optimum place to do nothing if you so desire. 

Grootbos is the ultimate getaway in South Africa and accommodates for a wide range of interests with two superb lodges. Families are welcomes, couples will discover romance, adventurers will be kept busy, foodies will feel like they are in heaven…it is a place where everyone will return home feeling rejuvenated.