The Heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 15th February 2017
An area of extraordinarily high diversity of distinctive flora, the Cape Floral Kingdom is a ?biodiversity hotspot? and a unique natural haven for birds, insects and....

The Marine Big 5

Posted under Marine Life Blog by Grootbos on 7th February 2017
Water covers the majority of our planet and yet about 95% of our oceans are unexplored ? we know more about the cosmos than we do about the deep sea. When the icy cold, nutrient-rich water from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean is upwelled into the Benguela current and converges....

Peculiar Pollinators

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 30th January 2017
The yellow trailing pincushion (Leucaspermun prostatum) is part of the greater genus, Leucaspermun that includes about 50 species of flowering plants in the protea family. Most of these species are native to the Western Cape, with only two occurring....

The Reason for Grootbos Five Star Experience

Posted under Travel Blog by Grootbos on 10th January 2017
Having worked as a front desk receptionist, I can say from experience that the people at Grootbos look after their staff very well, which makes us want to stay for as long as possible. At least 40% of the staff have remained with the reserve for 5 to 10 years, which is rare in the....

Christmas At Grootbos

Posted under Travel Blog by Grootbos on 23rd December 2016
The Grootbos family has pulled out all the stops to get our guests into the festive spirit from the décor to the food; including a few special Christmas treats. Also, there?s an added bonus of daily activities and adventures...

A Feast of Fynbos

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 20th December 2016
Together with Head Chef Benjamin Conradie and Executive Sous Chef Benyamin Booysen, we invited a group of handpicked individuals knowledgeable in the art of...
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