Whale Watching 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 


- 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. 

- If you so please, a guide can then 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. 

- Embark on a breath-taking excursion to watch the Southern right whales as they swim along the edge of the shoreline. This part of the South African coastline is a whale watching mecca with some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. It will be sure to leave you in awe!

- Sip on a sundowner and soak in the mesmerising view of the gorgeous sunset and these majestic creatures frolicking in the ocean before returning to the lodge.


- 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 


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

- Experience the Marine Big 5 on an invigorating boat-based whale watching excursion where you could possibly see sharks, penguins, dolphins, seals and whales (Southern right whales flock to our shores from June – December). This trip is a rare feat as not many places in the world boast such a perse marine life. 

- Upon return to the Lodge, we will spoil you with a delicious brunch after which you have time to do as you please.


- Take advantage of the sweeping views during a scrumptious lunch in the restaurant or outside in the fresh air. Be wary not to fill up on the decadent buffet because the hot meal and dessert are normally euphoric. 

- If you have a taste for inspiration, one of our guides can introduce you to our Social Responsibility Projects Grootbos has initiated since 2005. Visit our Green Futures and Growing the Future Colleges and learn more about organic farming, animal husbandry, fynbos landscaping, horticulture and the upliftment of the local community through the Grootbos Foundation. 


- End an incredible day with a sensational six-course dinner and an exquisite bottle of local wine that goes down like velvet. 

- Return to the tranquillity of the night sounds and luxurious comforts of your suite on a full and happy stomach. 

Day 3 


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

- View the whales and pristine scenery from new heights during a 30-minute Scenic Flight over Walker Bay. During whale season the water is littered with mothers and their calves, which are perfectly juxtaposed against the emerald ocean (maximum of 3 passengers).


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

- Take part in one of our exciting activities like horse riding, 4x4 safari drives, beach and cave excursions or just unwind and enjoy the tranquillity of nature.


- 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 


- Sit down for breakfast to a buffet of delicacies and something mouth-watering from our hot menu. Let the organic produce create wonderful flavours and set the pace for an invigorating day.  

- Before making your way back to reality, take a stroll through the enchanting Milkwood forest or embark on an exhilarating horse ride through the lush reserve. 

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