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A Five-Star Break

Any excuse to take a romantic weekend getaway with the person you love is a good excuse. Only two hours from Cape Town Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers a luxurious experience in an eco-paradise. The sensuous flora, raw beauty and five-star accommodation makes this the ultimate break for couples in the Western Cape. 

This five-star lodge has luxury suites that are nestled amidst the bountiful fynbos and lichen-dotted branches of ancient Milkwood trees. Take the opportunity to soak in the serenity and beauty of the sweeping view from your very own private wooden deck. The suites are self-standing with a large and comfortable bed, a modern en-suite bathroom, a separate lounge and deck. Fully equipped with air-con, a cosy fireplace, towel warmers, robes and coffee-making facilities the experience promises to be unforgettable. 

The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Discover a unique experience with this award-winning eco-lodge that offers luxury accommodation surrounded by rustic wine farms, breath-taking views, the Marine Big 5 and a diverse ecosystem. There is a grand selection of guided activities that will ensure the ultimate break so that you and your loved one leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and pampered. Take a stroll down the pristine beach of Walker Bay with a freshly packed picnic or experience a thrilling encounter with a great white shark. Another adventure is to feel the wind in your hair as you weave through a labyrinth of floral pathways on horseback or sip on exquisite wine on a tour through the Overberg. 

All land-based activities and gourmet meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in the accommodation rate. The meals are positively scrumptious with a mouth-watering selection prepared with culinary precision by our chefs. Fruit, vegetables, eggs and herbs are collected straight from the organic farm on the premises and the seafood is collected from the Gansbaai harbour. Grootbos strives to provide only the freshest food.

Untamed Love

Love is in the air at Grootbos. Blame it on the pristine beaches or rumbling mountains, but this location can make even a cynic fall in love. The bountiful fynbos is most likely the love catalyst in the area, the intoxicating scent of the flowers and their brightly coloured petals lure birds endemic to this region. The birds' melodic chirping can be heard all through the reserve as they twitter love songs for their mate. Even the ocean is host to a lot of marine schmoozing. The African Penguins are a rare species that flock to Dyer Island where they choose a mate and share the rest of their salty, monogamous lives together. The ardour is infectious and when combined with the lavish accommodation offers the perfect South African holiday. 

To set the flames alight, come to Grootbos for an unforgettable romantic weekend getaway