All Inclusive Family Fun

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.

- Relax on your private balcony, by the swimming pool or entice the young inquisitive minds by exploring the inter-tidal zone and identifying common organisms like crustaceans, anemones and snails.

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 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 evening at Grootbos.

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 to the breakfast buffet and choose something mouth-watering from the hot menu.

- 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.

Afternoon:

- Take advantage of the sweeping views during a scrumptious lunch in the restaurant or outside in the fresh air.

- 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.

- For anyone with a sweet tooth there will be Pancake & Waffle making in the playroom. Parents can take this time to join in the culinary fun or choose to relax.

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:

- Begin the day with a delicious breakfast made up of a buffet of delicacies and a traditional English breakfast.

- Take an invigorating 4x4 flower safari through the reserve. 

Afternoon:

- Eat until your heart’s delight with a gourmet lunch set in a pristine, natural setting.

- We then encourage some Arts & Crafts in the playroom to stimulate the creative minds of our young guests. Parents can take this time to join in the fun or relax on the pool deck.

Evening:

- For something a little different, the children’s dinner can be hosted at the playground followed by a fun night walk around the Lodge led by one of our guides.

- End an incredible day with a sensational six-course dinner complemented by a bottle of delicious local wine while the kids stay amused with a child-minder in the playroom.

- Return to the tranquillity of the night sounds and luxurious comforts of your suite.

Day 4

Morning:

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

- 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.

- 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.

Afternoon:

- Once the kids have run across the beach and stirred up an appetite, Grootbos can set out a decadent picnic on the beach beneath an umbrella for your family to enjoy.

- After a relaxing day of building sand castles and running through the water, one of our guides can point out the incredible ecosystem.

Evening:

- Relish the flavours of a gourmet dinner in one of our five-star restaurants created by a team of skilled and passionate chefs.

- If the children so please, they can have dinner outside in the playground again with a night walk around the Lodge.

Day 5

Morning:

- One of our guides can take your children to pick their own breakfast eggs where they can learn about the source of food.

- Leisurely wake up to a delightful breakfast made from fresh produce picked straight from our organic farm.

- Take a Nursery Tour to learn how to plant seeds, about cuttings etc. It is an interactive tour where you can learn how the local students maintain a beautiful garden.

Afternoon:

- Lunch is a buffet of delicious assortments accompanied by a hot meal and a dessert. The exquisite flavours and panoramic views make for an unforgettable dining experience.

- Take a day trip to the Danger Point Lighthouse where the infamous Birkenhead ship sunk years ago and was the official catalyst for the ‘women and children first’ protocol. The area is still largely untouched and the natural elements still dominate.

Evening:

- Relish another night of the six-course gourmet dinner while the children can choose something yummy off the kiddies menu.

Day 6

Morning:

- One of our guides can meet you at Reception to take the children to pick their own eggs for the last time on Grootbos.

- Savour the flavours of breakfast as the morning gourmet meal works wonders on your palate.

- Before returning to reality the children can take one last ride around the paddock on a well-trained pony.

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