Marine Package

3 Nights

Within easy reach of one of the most pristine coastlines there is, Grootbos is your ideal destination if you want to explore the wonders of the marine world. Offering luxurious and unforgettable experiences with the most knowledgeable of guides, you’ll explore, learn and delight in the ocean once again – and see it anew.

The Experience

Gaze at azure blue depths from the cockpit of a plane. Feel the sea spray touch your face on a Big Five boat tour. Smell the salty air as you go on a revitalising whale watching walk. Our marine package is a feast for the senses, letting you experience the best of our pristine oceans in a myriad of exhilarating ways.

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Day 1 - Overview

Arrive at Grootbos with your appetite intact, as you’ll soon be enjoying a delectable lunch as you gaze at unbeatable sea and mountain views. After checking in and enjoying some relaxation time in your suite, we’ll head off on a land-based whale watching excursion where you’ll spot Southern Right Whales as close as 30 metres from you. Afterwards, sip on sundowners from the deck of our Whale House before returning to the lodge and feasting on an unforgettable six-course dinner.

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Day 2 - Overview

Rise early and greet the day as you enjoy a hot beverage and snack before we head off to Kleinbaai Harbour. Here you’ll board a luxury boat and get to experience the Marine Big 5 first-hand including whales, sharks, penguins, dolphins and seals. After this exhilarating experience, arrive back at the lodge for a delicious brunch followed by some relaxation time. In the afternoon, you’ll discover the intricacies of fynbos on a 4x4 tour with our passionate guides who’ll open your eyes to the miracles of this floral kingdom.

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Day 3 - Overview

After a hearty breakfast it’s time to get up close and personal with Great White Sharks! Feel the blood pumping in your veins as you go shark cage diving and learn new facts about these often-misunderstood predators. Head back to the lodge for a sumptuous lunch and then in the afternoon enjoy a 30-minute scenic flight where you’ll spot awe-inspiring Southern Right Whales from above. Later, enjoy a delicious dinner in our restaurant as you relive your exhilarating day.

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Day 4 - Overview

Join one of our guides on an early morning forest walk as the sun filters through the trees and you spot colourful sunbirds, picture-perfect flowers and listen to the sounds of nature. Afterwards, enjoy a final breakfast in our restaurant before you pack your bags and depart Grootbos filled with new sights and rich memories.

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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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