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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. Visit our botanical art gallery and discover the relationships between plants and birds in intricate detail as depicted in the exquisite botanical artworks of the Grootbos Florilegium.
Discover the Grootbos Florilegium, a unique collection of botanical illustrations by a collaboration of local and international artists. The collection depicts the rare, endangered and charismatic plants found on the Grootbos reserve and surrounding regions. What makes these artworks even more distinctive is the inclusion of insects, pollinators and other creatures associated with the flora.
Grootbos hit the nail on the head. We enjoyed their outings of bird watching.
Amazing few days in glamorous wilderness resort.
South Africa's best by the Sea. Loads of amazing plants and birds to learn about
Magnificent, the fynbos and the wonderful array of birds is any birdwatchers paradise not to mention the flora.
We welcome South Africans and invite you to experience Grootbos with our special offer.
The last year has been a busy one at Grootbos. We rebuilt our beloved Garden Lodge entirely and re-opened it in April 2022. We also officially launched the Grootbos Florilegium - Africa's first contemporary florilegium - which is a collection of botanical illustrations created by local and international artists, depicting the charismatic plants found on our reserve and the surrounding regions.
Click below to learn more about these exciting developments.See New Garden Lodge See Florilegium