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Bird Watching

You can tell by the chorus of the birdsong that greets you on arrival at Grootbos, that bird watching here will be out of the ordinary. With 26 species that are endemic to the region, you’re sure to record more than a few rare sightings.

A unique coastal birding hotspot

With 118 different bird species, Grootbos is uniquely positioned to offer both avid birders and curious novices a rich and varied birding experience. Glimpse the vivid orange of a Sunbird’s breast, see a Cape Sugarbird sipping on nectar or spot a rare Black Harrier.

Cool Afromontane forests, the rocky coastline and serene estuaries provide a magnificent backdrop to our birding outings. Our experienced guides will share fascinating facts while helping you spot rare and endemic birds feeding and breeding in these different ecosystems.

  • Go on a dedicated birding tour, walk a short trail or simply spot birds from your suite.
  • Look out for the Black Harrier, Knysna Woodpecker, Southern Tchagra and Cape Rock Thrush.
  • Up-to-date bird lists and bird books are available.

From Our Expert Guides

Jo de Villiers
"Immerse yourself in the diversity of the fynbos bird life"

Testimonials

Grootbos hit the nail on the head. We enjoyed their outings of bird watching.

Michael Perry - United States

South Africa's best by the Sea. Loads of amazing plants and birds to learn about

Amanda Branson - Australia

Magnificent, the fynbos and the wonderful array of birds is any birdwatchers paradise not to mention the flora.

Nicolette Bosch - South Africa

Amazing few days in glamorous wilderness resort.

Niamh G - United Kingdom
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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.

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