Adventurous Days on Horseback 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- Whet your horse riding appetite with an hour and a half outride through the 2500 hectares reserve. Grootbos has its own stables on the property and the horses are incredibly well-kept. These well-trained and beautiful creatures will take you on extraordinary rides through this natural wonderland.

Evening:

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

- 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.

- Whilst you relish the exquisite taste sensation your suite will be prepared for the evening. When you return the lights will be dimmed, the duvet turned down and, if the weather calls for it, a fire lit.

Day 2

Morning:

- 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.

- Feel the wind whip through your hair and the sand rush beneath you as you race along the untouched beaches of Walker Bay. At the end of this excursion a hearty picnic awaits you where you can dine on the white sand with the brilliant blue ocean laid before you. 

Afternoon:

- Relax and re-charge during a soothing one-hour Full Body Massage in our Forest Spa that is nestled perfectly amongst the gnarled branches of the ancient Milkwood trees. 

Evening:

- End an incredible day with a sensational six-course dinner complemented by a bottle of delicious local wine.

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

Day 3

Morning:

- Savour a fresh and tasty breakfast with views overlooking Walker Bay. An all-time favourite is the ‘Growing the Future Poached Eggs’ that will be sure to exceed any culinary expectations.

- Venture out on an invigorating half day outride through the Cape Floral Kingdom where you can learn more about this unique vegetation that Grootbos sits upon.

Afternoon:

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

- Enjoy a relaxed sunset ride through the reserve with sundowners waiting at a resting spot. The experience will be positively breath-taking as you trot through the fynbos rich valleys and stop to marvel at the vivid, setting sky.

Evening:

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

Day 4

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

- Take one last ride through the crisp morning air atop these majestic creatures to permanently etch the experience into your memory.

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