A kingdom in your hand

Botanical 4x4 Tour

Take a 4x4 botanical safari on an open-top Land Rover and soak up the serenity in shaded glades, feel the wind in your hair as you drive past fields of flowers and get perspective looking down from mountain peaks.

Tiny, exquisite worlds

Keep still, listen intently and you’ll be amazed at the things you learn on a botanical safari. With the richest temperate flora in the world and six completely new species never discovered by science before, your time at Grootbos will mean that you’ll never look at plants and flowers in quite the same way again.

The 907 recorded plant species in our 3500 hectares of pristine wilderness will bring the fascinating story of fynbos and forest to life as you touch, smell and see the natural miracles that surround you. Learn how a sunbird’s beak fits perfectly into a flower, why the honey our bees produce is completely unique and how important ravaging fires are for bringing forth new life.

  • Enjoy the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin on this sensory adventure. 
  • Learn how native inhabitants have used fynbos for centuries.
  • Understand the significance of your surroundings, and see beauty that will stay with you for a lifetime.

From Our Expert Guides

Jo de Villiers
"Walking through the Fynbos is one of the most magical experiences you will ever have in your life"

Testimonials

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

Amanda Branson - Australia

Luxury with nature to enjoy - Home of the "Marine Big 5" and with unparalleled floral diversity.

Chris Devas - Canada

Lovely ride along the property learning about the plants and the birds.

Juliane McClure - United States

Secluded without being isolated, many amazing activities are included such as horse riding, 4x4 safari and nature walks.

Amanda M - Australia

Amazing few days in glamorous wilderness resort.

Niamh G - United Kingdom
Enjoy the warmth of our hospitality

Grootbos Foundation and global recognition

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

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Join us at Grootbos with the Spring Splendour Special - Exclusively for South Africans

Spring Splendour Special: R5,450 pp/pn sharing (50% discount on normal rate, 50% off spa treatments and complimentary bottle of Creation Merlot) 

What's new at Grootbos - New Garden Lodge and Florilegium

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.

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