Fynbos and Flora

A Forest Where Fantasies Are Real

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 28th November 2011
Hiking in Grootbos Nature Reserve is an escape into a never-never land of extraordinary beauty and bliss, guaranteed to psych up the most weary psyche and physique. The ancient Milkwood Forest, after which the reserve was named, hosts a secret world of magic and wonder in the heart of a fairytale landscape.

Only found in One place in the World: Erica Irregularis at Grootbos

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 30th August 2011
Over the last couple of months we have been treated to the most magnificent flowering display of the Gansbaai Erica, Erica irregularis on Grootbos Nature Reserve.

Fynbos Flower Safari at Grootbos

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 14th July 2011
A 4x4 drive along one of the various sightseeing routes on Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is like an adventure in an exclusive game resort. Except in this case, our backdrop was the spectacular Duynefontein Mountains on the one side and the endless Atlantic Ocean on the other.

Our Milkwood Forest

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 3rd May 2011
Grootbos derived its name from our Milkwood forest, the "Groot bos", which means the big thicket. It is 1 of only 10 Milkwood forests of its type on earth– all of which are constrained to the Stanford-Gansbaai area, of which only 4 are officially protected on the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.

Grootbos Moment - Paradise Flycatcher

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 13th April 2011
Walking along the cobbled pathways leading to our cottages at Forest Lodge, the dense canopy of the Milkwood Forest providing welcome shade on this warm Autumn day, I came across a guests that was creeping through the thicket surrounding the trees- looking skywards into the dense foliage . She looked somewhat “spaced out”, her usually neatly combed hair, quite tousled. Curious, I asked her if I could help her, still unsure on why she was sneaking through the trees. Slightly startled, she giggled and told me that she had just enjoyed the most amazing massage by our therapist, Mirko, in the middle of the Milkwood forest
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