Our Milkwood Forest

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Our Milkwood Forest

Grootbos derived its name from our Milkwood forest, the “Groot bos”, which means the big thicket. It is 1 of only 10 Milkwood forests of its type on earth– all of which are constrained to the Stanford-Gansbaai area, of which only 4 are officially protected on the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.

Visitors can contribute by planting their own Milkwood tree

Visitors can contribute by planting their own Milkwood tree

The foundation have full time employees who care for the 2000+ indigenous trees we have plated

The foundation have full time employees who care for the 2000+ indigenous trees we have plated

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Sustainability accolades and global recognition

Grootbos is a world leader in sustainable tourism and has been awarded the highest international accolades possible, making us one of only a handful of lodges to do so.

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What does COVID-19 mean for our future?

COVID-19 is highlighting the fragility of our economic and societal systems. Grootbos’s work is fundamentally linked to building sustainable systems and is invigorated by our vision for the future.

Envisioning Our Future

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