Shark Spotting Package

3 Nights

There is no better place on earth to come into close contact with one of the most fearsome and elegantly designed creatures there is: the Great White Shark. Journey to Grootbos to tick this once-in-a-lifetime event off your bucket list and discover a wealth of other cultural, culinary and natural treasures along the way.

The Experience

Get that adrenalin pumping with an action-packed adventure in a pristine wilderness, where nature calls the shots and creates the memories. Explore historical coastal caves, sample extraordinary six-course dinners and then prepare yourself to stare one of Nature’s most formidable creatures in the eye. You’ll also go quad biking, explore the reserve on board an open top Landrover and finish your tour off with some exhilarating horse riding in the fynbos or down the sand dunes.

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Sneak Preview

Day 1 - Overview

Arrive at Grootbos Nature Reserve and take a deep breath in as you marvel at the sea and mountain views while enjoying a delicious lunch. After checking into your suite, head off to Walker Bay to discover more about World Heritage Site Klipgat Cave and then admire the wild seas and unspoilt landscape as you snap some photographs. Finish off with a 6-course dinner you’ll be talking about for days to come.

Adventure, inspiration & relaxation

Day 2 - Overview

Eat a hearty breakfast and prepare yourself for the exhilarating Shark Cage Diving excursion that awaits! With the guidance of an experienced marine biologist on board our luxury boat, you’ll come face-to-face with these creatures of the deep. Afterwards, talk about it over a delicious lunch and then explore our fynbos-clad valleys and forests on an adventurous quad bike tour. End off the day with another 6-course dinner complete with award-winning wines.

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Day 3 - Overview

After stocking up on breakfast treats, tour the reserve on board a 4x4 vehicle and discover the secret worlds of insects, birds, flowers and plants. Our Botanical tour on board an open top Landrover is both invigorating and enlightening, as you learn about The Cape Floral Kingdom: one of the most bio-diverse and intricate kingdoms on the planet. After lunch, go on a Progressive Tourism tour to learn how Grootbos is putting the upliftment of local communities at the centre of everything we do.

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Day 4 - Overview

Eat a leisurely breakfast outside on the deck and then ride one of our 18 well-trained horses around 2500 hectares of pristine wilderness. Traverse hills and enjoy unbeatable views and then descend into cool valleys and forests. Return back to the lodge before lunchtime and depart the reserve with sand in your pockets and a lifetime of memories.

Adventure, inspiration & relaxation

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.

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.

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.

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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