The Grootbos Experience & the Magic Wheel
Grootbos prides itself in offering its guests much more than 5 star luxury, but offering them unforgettable experiences of South Africa. We offer our guest a range of activities, along with specialised guides, that will let you leave Grootbos with truly unique memories. The Grootbos Magic wheel highlights, when the different Grootbos activities are best experienced. Follow the color codes on the activities below and use the magic wheel to decide when exactly will be the best time for you to get the most out of your experience at Grootbos.
Everyone goes horse riding at Grootbos, and we promise you you won't regret it! Grootbos caters for all riders, beginners to experts. We have 16 horses, 3 specialised guides looking after the horses, and go on daily rides through our beautiful fynbos reserve and nearby beaches. Horse riding is included in the Grootbos rate (except beach rides). Read more on horse riding at Grootbos.
Grootbos offers its guest some of the best whale watching opportunities in the world. The magnificent whales can be viewed by land, by boat or by air, all in one day! Read more about whale watching at Grootbos. Land based whale watching with a specialised guide, snacks and drinks is included in the rate!
Beach and Cave Excursions
Truly unique experiences at Grootbos are the beach and cave excursions with our specialised guides. What makes these trips so special are the untouched beaches of the Walker Bay, the history of the ancient archeological Klipgat caves and the spectacular scenery. This activity is included in the Grootbos rate! Read more about the beach and cave excursions.
A truly fascinating experience at Grootbos is the flower safari. Only once you are in the midst of the Fynbos will you appreciate its true beauty and the complex ecosystem that underpins its existence. Our specialized guides will accompany you on the flower safaris and intrigue you with all the mesmerizing tales of the Fynbos. This activity is included in the rate!
View mountains, vineyards, shipwrecks and even sharks and whales - fly with Grootbos and African Wings and view the Southern most part of the African land mass from this unique perspective. The flight leaves from our private landing strip but is not included in the rate. Read more about the scenic flights at Grootbos.
Shark cage diving
One of the most breathtaking experience in the Gansbaai area, is the Great White Shark cage diving. An encounter with these amazing animals is bound to change anyone’s perception of sharks. This activity is not included in the Grootbos rate. Read more about shark cage diving at Grootbos.
Grootbos offers birders of all levels a great opportunity to experience the fauna of the Southern Cape, Overberg and Hermanus. Knowledgeable guides are at hand to take you on birding tours, on and off the reserve. Birding is included in the rate! Read more about birding at Grootbos.