Life-changing experiences. A community that benefits.

Progressive Tourism Tour

From the very beginning, we’ve always been about much more than luxury travel. Which is why we designed the entire Grootbos experience around a new movement we call Progressive Tourism: and we want the world to share in this vision too.

Changing the world’s approach to tourism

"Every action we take has a positive impact."

What is progressive tourism? It’s a term we coined to explain a new way of living that is at the heart of the entire Grootbos experience. It’s about every action we take benefitting someone else or having a positive impact on the environment.

From the freshly grown tomatoes you eat at lunch, to the recycled candles in your room, to the earrings you buy at the gift shop – we’re constantly seeking out new ways to create sustainable livelihoods for the people who call this unique area home.

Green Futures

Our horticulture and life skills college focuses on making young adults employable.

Siyakhula

A project that creates sustainable livelihoods through small business development.

Football Foundation

This initiative uses sport to educate and empower hundreds of young people in Gansbaai.

45000 Bottles of water produced

532309 Contact hours with sports outreach participants

62742 Recycled candles produced

64 International volunteers and interns

3000 Kilograms of organic produce grown

5237 Participants in sports development activities

5474 Hectares of alien vegetation cleared

45970 Free-range eggs laid

Pack for a Purpose

We are proud partners of Pack for a Purpose. If you would like to participate or if you would like more information about how you can easily assist the Foundation, please click here.

Pack for a Purpose

Testimonials

The highlight of the best trip of our lives - We loved the location immensely!

Ryan Danz - United States

Amazing few days in glamorous wilderness resort.

Niamh G - United Kingdom

Perfect end to a trip. It was a great decision, the property is beautiful.

Harrison B - United States

The highlight of the best trip of our lives - We loved the location immensely!

Ryan Danz - United States

Delightful, a must do! Proteas were growing and blooming in abundance all over the reserve. It was a wonderful experience.

Lorettam Boyers - United States

Enjoy the warmth of our hospitality