Family Journey of Discovery Package

Included in your stay:

  • Accommodation in freestanding luxury suites
  • Welcome drink served upon arrival
  • Fresh fruit daily in suite
  • Light lunch
  • 5-course dinner
  • Breakfast buffet with full English breakfast menu
  • Horse riding for non- and experienced riders through the reserve (please note that the weight limit is 90kg/198lbs per person/ children under the age of 12 are only allowed on guided pony rides)
  • Guided Walks including fynbos nature tours and Milkwood walks
  • Nature, marine & coastal drives and walks including the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders cliff walk, Klipgat Cave combined with seasonal land-based whale watching (whale watching especially during June – December)
  • Bird-watching; experience a great variety of bird species on the reserve
  • Various maps of the reserve and the area for self-guided walks
  • Transfers to/from all activities

Day 1

Afternoon:

- Arrive at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and enjoy a refreshing glass of sparkling wine while marvelling at the unbeatable views over Walker Bay. For the kiddies we serve a special kiddie welcome drink.

- You will be greeted with a warm towel to wipe away the travel fatigue while a member of staff parks your car and places your luggage in your suite.

- We highly recommend sitting down to a decadent lunch on our outside deck so you can grasp the natural spectacle of Grootbos and the panoramic views over Walker Bay as the kids run around the garden.

- When you are ready, a guide will sit down with you and take you through the list of activities available at Grootbos.

- You will then be led along the cobbled pathway to your self-standing suite nestled in the indigenous vegetation. Make yourself at home and when you are ready we can begin the family fun.

- One of our guides will show you and your family around so that you can familiarise yourself with all the different facilities.

- You can choose to relax or explore the breath-taking environment with a Treasure Hunt through the wild fynbos and ancient Milkwood forest. As the children eagerly search for the hidden treats you can all learn about the significant ecosystem thriving on Grootbos with a dedicated guide.

- Afterwards the children can make an artistic representation using natural resources collected during the treasure hunt while the parents relax on their private balcony and watch the sunset.

Evening:

- Take your time to relax and freshen up before making your way to the main lodge for a sensational gourmet dinner.

- Adults can relish a six-course dinner whilst the children can choose from our yummy kiddie menu. We serve dinner for children anytime from 18h00 but if they are used to eating before this it can easily be arranged. Families can either dine together in the restaurant or the children can eat earlier and then play in the Activities Room with a child-minder for the rest of the evening. All you have to do is let us know what your family wants and we are happy to accommodate for any of these needs to ensure a wonderful time at Grootbos.

- Families will return to their luxury suite each night with their fireplace lit, the beds turned down and a small treat waiting on the pillow.

Day 2

Morning:

- If your children fancy the idea of collecting their own eggs for breakfast then one of our guides can meet you at Reception to take the kids to the chicken coup on Grootbos.

- Afterwards you can all sit down for breakfast to a buffet of cereals, fruits, cheese, salmon, cream cheese, and honey-glazed croissants and so on. You can then follow this exquisite selection by ordering a hot meal a la carte.

- Explore the wondrous wildflowers of the fynbos on an invigorating 4x4 flower safari through the reserve. The alluring aromas of the fynbos entice brilliantly-coloured birds that spread a melody through the valley while you take in the magnificent scenery.

Afternoon:

- The 4x4 can take you to a wooden picnic bench in the middle of the reserve where you can eat a delicious freshly-packed picnic for lunch surrounded by flowers.

- Upon return to Grootbos, the kids can take a fun Pony Ride in the paddock with one of our specialised guides. Let the smiles broaden as these soft-natured ponies take your children on an unforgettable ride. If they are older and able riders then the whole family can go for a relaxed horse ride through the lush reserve.

Evening:

- Sit down to a fusion of culinary delights during a six-course dinner. Our chefs insist on using only the freshest ingredients so most of our produce is home-grown and organic while our seafood is straight from the sea. Needless to say, every meal is an explosion of flavour.

- The whole family can dine together by the cosy fireplace in the restaurant or the kids can watch movies and eat popcorn in the playroom after an early dinner and leave the fine dining to the parents.

Day 3

Morning:

- One of our guides can meet you at Reception to take the children down to the stables, where they can collect their own breakfast eggs and say hello to our free range chickens.

- Savour a fresh and tasty breakfast with views overlooking Walker Bay.

- Take a trip to the pristine beach of Walker Bay where limestone rocks and a midnight blue ocean create an awe-inspiring beauty. There are ancient caves awash with fascinating secrets waiting to be explored.

- Depart Grootbos feeling inspired from all the incredible memories and rejuvenated after living luxuriously in harmony with nature.