Fynbos and Flora

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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