Family Package

3 Nights

The Experience

The sound of children’s laughter echoes through the air as families journey to Grootbos to experience new things, connect with each other and make rich memories. Collect farm fresh eggs for your breakfast, go on treasure hunts in the forest and see dolphins, seals, sharks, penguins and whales in their natural habitat.

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Day 1 - Overview

Arrive at Grootbos and enjoy a delicious lunch before checking in to your family-friendly suite. After some relaxation time, one of our guides will show you the facilities and then you’ll head off on a fun treasure hunt through the forest and fynbos! An early dinner will be arranged for your kids with a special menu, after which the adults can indulge in a relaxed six-course dinner while child-minders take care of your little ones in the playroom.

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Day 2 - Overview

Start the day bright and early as the children head to the small farm next to the stables to collect their eggs for breakfast. After breakfast, visit the beach where children will learn about inter-tidal zones and see a stone-age cave. Then it’s time for a delicious picnic lunch as you explore rock pools and spend time playing in the sand. In the afternoon, return to the lodge for a pony ride in the paddock. That evening, kids can enjoy a special dinner in the playground, followed by a fun night walk as they discover frogs in the area. Then it’s time for the adults to relax with another delectable dinner while their kids are cared for.

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Day 3 - Overview

Wake up for a quick cup of tea or coffee and snack, before heading off as a family to Kleinbaai Harbour. Here you’ll go on an exciting boat trip to see dolphins, penguins, seals, sharks and whales (whale season is from June – December). Get back to the lodge and enjoy a delicious brunch and then plant a special family tree on our reserve. After a light lunch, go on a Day in the Life of a Strandloper tour, which introduces you to the history of the Khoisan people who lived here in prehistoric times. End the day off with a magical farewell family dinner in the boma under the light of the stars.

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Day 4 - Overview

Go egg collecting again before breakfast and then head down to the stables afterwards to help feed the horses and farm animals. Depart Grootbos with a host of wonderful family memories to take with you.

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Your stay includes

5 Star Accommodation in Freestanding Suites

Our luxurious accommodation immerses our guests into the pristine natural surroundings for the utmost in relaxation and beauty. Each freestanding suite is unique and incorporates elegance and style and promises all the comforts our guests’ hearts desire.

Honey Harvesting

Join our very own beekeeper as he heads to the fields to harvest honey from our hives. Learn all about the busy bees and their hives, and how the olden honey they produce is used in the making of various dishes, including our popular home-made honey ice cream.

Cave Tours & Mussel Foraging

Explore the history of the ancient coastal caves of Walker Bay and learn all about the landscapes of yesteryear. Get the chance to forage for mussels and prepare them with our executive chef in the Grootbos Kitchens.

6-course dinner

Head Chef Ben Conradie takes great care in sourcing all of his ingredients and knows exactly where every morsel that goes onto your plate comes from. Our six-course dinner includes mouth-watering selections for an exquisite journey in taste sensations.

Horse Riding & Mountain Biking

Saddle up for a horse riding adventure through the fynbos fields and on to gallop in the surf on the beach. Take on our new mountain biking trails that lead you through the Reserve and Flower Valley beyond.

Breakfast Buffet & English Breakfast Menu

Start each day with a hearty and delicious breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients. Our executive chef, Benjamin Conradie is ready to cater to any specific tastes and requirements.

Tour the Gardens

Head to the Siyakhula farm to pick your own fresh veggies and learn more about our Growing the Future project. Visit the Grootbos Nursery and explore the lush gardens that surround the Lodges.

Guided Walks and hikes

Experience the incredible diversity of fauna and flora at Grootbos with a walking tour along our trails. Our knowledgeable guides will take you on an inspiring journey through this ancient and unique destination filled with entertaining and interactive stories.

Nature, marine & coastal drives & walks

Explore our 791 species of flowers over 2500 hectares of pristine wilderness on one of our 4x4 safari drives or cruise along our coastal roads and look out for one or more of our famous Marine Big 5.

Erica irregularis

View the beautiful pink blossoms of the Erica irregularis as the burst into bloom during the Secret Season. Found nowhere else in the world, this Erica is the main attraction this time of year.

Transfers to/from all activities

Transfers to/from both included and additional activities are included in your rate. Airport transfers can be arranged with reservations prior to arrival at an additional cost.

3-course lunch

Our delectable three-course lunch will get you ready to set out for your afternoon adventures. All of our dishes are made from fresh ingredients sourced straight from the garden or from the local harbours.

Our rates are full-board and include many of the reserve activities. Find out more

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En-route to Grootbos

We may be an unforgettable destination but the journey here is an experience in its own right.  Marvel at dramatic unspoilt views, stop in at some unique attractions and absorb all the exquisite natural beauty that surrounds you.

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