Whale Watching Package

3 Nights

Every year, thousands of people from around the world flock to this small but perfectly situated part of the world, to watch these giants of the deep as they mate, calve and raise their young. Grootbos is ideally positioned to offer you a wide variety of whale watching opportunities, as well as the chance to spot other fascinating marine life and immerse yourself in unique and unspoilt natural landscapes.

The Experience

There aren’t many places in the world where you can spot whales on land, sea and in the air, getting fresh perspectives and enjoying new experiences every time. Sip on sundowners as you watch the horizon glow with orange light, see sharks, penguins and dolphins in their natural habitat and go on a historical cave tour that will open your eyes. You’ll also explore the unique fynbos kingdom at Grootbos with knowledgeable guides who’re passionate about this area they call home.

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Sneak Preview

Day 1 - Overview

Arrive at Grootbos Nature Reserve and enjoy a delicious lunch using seasonal ingredients we’ve sourced from our own organic farm. Check-in to your suite and then head off on a land-based whale watching excursion as you spot Southern Right Whales not more than 30 metres from the coast. Sip on a sundowner from the balcony of our Whale House and then later, sample a delectable 6-course dinner back at the lodge.

Mystery and wonder

Day 2 - Overview

After a cup of coffee and a pastry, you’ll leave for Kleinbaai Harbour where you’ll board our luxury boat and experience the Marine Big 5 in all their glory: whales, sharks, penguins, dolphins and seals. Return to the lodge mid-morning for a delicious brunch before you enjoy some relaxation time in your suite or at the beauty salon. In the afternoon, we’ll head to the pristine beaches of Walker Bay where you’ll learn all about ancient caves and the intriguing history of the area.

Mystery and wonder

Day 3 - Overview

After breakfast get ready for an invigorating 4x4 flower safari where you’ll spot vividly coloured wildflowers, the birds who pollinate them, as well as forests, valleys and wide vistas. After a sumptuous lunch, board a Cessna and view the whales from a completely different perspective during an unforgettable 30-minute flight over Walker Bay. End your day with a delicious 6-course dinner in our restaurant.

Mystery and wonder

Day 4 - Overview

Join one of our guides on an early morning walk through the enchanted Milkwood forest as you listen to birdsong and soak up the dappled morning light and clean air. After a leisurely breakfast, depart Grootbos with rich memories and a soothed soul.

Mystery and wonder

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.

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.

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.

6-course dinner

Chef 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

One of the most unique ways to explore this beautiful reserve, horse riding across the expansive ancient forests and fynbos with panoramic views of mountain and sea makes for a truly magical experience.

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 765 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 for an additional cost.

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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