Wine Package

3 Nights

Wine lovers will find plenty to savour at Grootbos, as we’re lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of award-winning wine producers. After all, what better way is there to experience a place than by tasting the flavours of the land and meeting the unique people behind them?

The Experience

Sip on a fruity glass of Sauvignon Blanc as our Executive Chef explains why he’s paired it so precisely with a local cheese. Listen to our sommelier as he tells you why a particular vintage tastes just as sun-kissed as it does. Soak up the beauty of a mountain view as you hear from a wine-maker on this year’s vintage. Our wine package is a delicious journey into the wines of this area, giving you ample chances to savour, taste and connect.

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Day 1 - Overview

Arrive at Grootbos Nature Reserve and sample a delicious lunch in the restaurant or on our outside deck in the fresh air. After checking in to your suite, join one of our chefs on a Growing the Future tour, visiting our farm and seeing where we source most of our vegetables, honey, chicken and eggs from. In the evening, prepare yourself for an unforgettable culinary experience featuring six flavour-packed courses paired with the best South African wines.

Flavours. Tastes. Stories.

Day 2 - Overview

After breakfast, we’ll head off on an adventure to Cape Agulhas, stopping at four wine estates in Elim along the way to taste their wines. We’ll then have a relaxed picnic lunch at the southernmost tip of Africa as you soak up the natural beauty around you. Afterwards, head back to the lodge where you will freshen up and get ready for a special dinner in our wine cellar, or enjoy a food & wine pairing designed exclusively for you.

Flavours. Tastes. Stories.

Day 3 - Overview

After breakfast, board our 4x4 vehicle for a reserve tour introducing you to the wondrous wildflowers and creatures of the fynbos kingdom. Breathe in the honey scent of the blossoms, gaze at the dramatic views and learn fascinating facts that will amaze you. Afterwards, join our sommelier on a tour of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, visiting three wine estates that are famous for their Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs. At one of the estates we’ll arrange a superb food and wine pairing for lunch – but make sure you leave space for another six-course dinner later that same day!

Flavours. Tastes. Stories.

Day 4 - Overview

End off your stay by joining a guide for an early morning walk through the magical Milkwood forest as you listen to birdsong and breathe in the fresh morning air. After breakfast, depart Grootbos with new experiences, flavours and stories under your belt.

Flavours. Tastes. Stories.

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.

Enjoy the warmth of our hospitality