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A Family Vacation in South Africa

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a luxury family holiday resort nestled between lush valleys in the Western Cape. From the moment you walk through our gates you can take a breath of fresh air and relax. We mitigate your duties of constantly organising everything for your loved ones so that your time here will be defined by relaxation, laughter and excitement.

Upon arrival you will receive a warm towel to wipe away any fatigue, a welcoming drink (virgin for the kids) and a member of staff will take your bags through to your room. Our two-bedroom luxury suites are the ideal family accommodation where you will find homely comforts, space, a lush interior and privacy completely surrounded by nature. The self-standing suites have a lounge, dining area, toasty fireplace and two deluxe bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. It is nestled in the indigenous fynbos and Milkwood Forest with a private wooden deck that overlooks a bewitching view.

Fun for Everyone

This five-star resort really hits the spot with delicious meals three times a day. Breakfast and lunch can be taken outside with the sun to kiss your skin as you relish the view of Walker Bay and the ocean before you. The children can run between bushes and swim in the pristine swimming pool while you relax with your gourmet meal. Dinner is an explosion of flavour with six courses and the kids can choose something scrumptious from the kiddie menu. If the parents would like to have a romantic dinner the children can play in the Activities Room where there are DVDs, board games, foosball and a child-minder to watch over them. The meals and land-based activities are all-inclusive in the accommodation rate.

The adventure never ends at Grootbos and everyone will be kept smiling from ear to ear. There are stables on Grootbos that are home to well-trained and groomed horses and ponies. Take a horse ride through the reserve or the kids can ride a pony in the paddock. There are 4x4 flower safaris, walks that lead through ancient forests, a Social Responsibility Tour that takes you through the organic farm, and shark cage diving trips that everyone can enjoy. There is an upper deck on the boat that offers a safe view of the great white sharks. Southern right whales grace the shores of Walker Bay from July to December to mate and calve. Walk to the edge of the overhanging cliffs or take a boat ride to see mother and calf frolic in the water, an incredible spectacle.

Keeping the busy bodies occupied

We understand that our little guests can be tiresome at times so when mom and dad feel like they need a reprieve from all the activity you are welcome to do so! Take time to relax on your private balcony, by the pool or unwind with a soothing spa treatment. Whilst you relish the tranquillity our specialised child-minders will be keeping your loved ones happy and occupied with our many activities designed to stimulate, educate and amuse. We have a playground with ponies, bunnies, ducks and a domestic pig that keeps them smiling for hours. Our guides can take the children on an excursion to the beach to discover limestone caves and find interesting treasures like shells and pebbles or on a treasure hunt through an enchanting Forest. We encourage children’s innate curiosity and guide it into a creative outlet, like making shell bracelets or picture frames with what they found.

Grootbos is an award winning luxury family holiday resort that will bring your loved ones together on an epic South African holiday. These qualities are only magnified by the raw beauty that Grootbos is set against.