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Less than two hours away from Cape Town lies the magical region of the Overberg. A unique landscape of fynbos covered contours and beautifully textured coastlines. In the heart of this majestic floral kingdom is a private nature reserve dedicated to sustaining this delicate world heritage site for generations to come.
During the Secret Season in the months of May to July, the landscapes give way to its most spectacular showcasing of its rich combination of flora and fauna. Awakened by the glow of the stunning Autumn sunsets, the fields come alive with vibrant colour to welcome the Southern Right Whales after their long journey to our warmer shores.
Tucked away in the middle of this beautifully orchestrated symphony of nature lies Grootbos Private Nature Reserve - your gateway to experiencing all this wonder in the heart of luxurious beauty. And for the first time, we’d like to introduce the Secret Season at Grootbos:
We invite you to journey with us through this magical time at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve:
Find out more about the unique pink blossoms of the Erica irregularis found nowhere else in the world. Watch as the hills around the Reserve burst into a flurry of beautiful colour and form an intricate part of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
We explore the hidden secrets of ancient coastal caves overlooking some of the most pristine beaches in the Western Cape. Forage for mussels with one of our knowledgeable guides and prepare them with one of our executive chefs.
Experience the wonder of the Marine Big 5 as they gather in the abundant warm waters of Walker Bay. Be dazzled by the Cape Fur Seal, Great White Shark, Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin, African Penguin and Southern Right Whale on one of our educational Marine Safaris.
Head out into the veld with our very own beekeeper to learn about the Grootbos hives, how the golden honey is made and get the chance to harvest your own Single Blossom Erica irregularis honey amongst thousands of buzzing bees.
Be sure to follow our journey as we explore more of the unique experiences during the Secret Season at Grootbos - you don’t want to miss this!