Family Adventure 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 adventure.

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

- 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 passionate guide.

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 with bed turned for the evening.

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.

- Let us take your family on 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. Your children can happily run across the long stretch of white sand in search of shells, crustaceans, snails and anemones.

Afternoon:

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

- 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:

- 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.

- If you want some time to chat over the culinary delights and taste the delicious local wine, enjoy a gourmet dinner in our restaurant while a child-minder looks after the little ones in the playroom.

Day 3

Morning:

- Begin the day with a cup of coffee, tea and muffins before we transfer you to Kleinbaai Harbour for an exhilarating trip to sea.

- Participate in an invigorating boat trip to view dolphins, penguins, seals, sharks and whales (Southern right whales flock to our shores from June – December). Extra cost of R 900.00 per adult / R 650.00 per child under 12.

- Return to the Lodge and enjoy a delicious brunch surrounded by the wonder of nature.

Afternoon:

- Get your hands dirty and plant your own Family tree on Grootbos. Families can name it and will receive the GPS coordinates of their Milkwood tree that will be mark the spot for a century to come. Extra cost of R 350.00 per tree.

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

- 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.

Evening:

- Relish one last evening of gourmet dining and yummy food for the children. 

Day 4

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.

- The children can enjoy the animals on Grootbos one last time by helping our guides feed the gorgeous horses, ponies, bunnies and other animals.

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

Rates:

From R 2490.00 to R 4700.00 per adult per night sharing in a One-Bedroom Luxury Suite

From R 840.00 to R 1090.00 per child per night sharing in a One-Bedroom Luxury Suite

Rates are based on a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children aged between 4 and 10.