Life-changing experiences. A community that benefits.

Progressive Tourism Tour

From the very beginning, we’ve always been about much more than luxury travel. Which is why we designed the entire Grootbos experience around a new movement we call Progressive Tourism: and we want the world to share in this vision too.

Changing the world’s approach to tourism

"Every action we take has a positive impact."

What is progressive tourism? It’s a term we coined to explain a new way of living that is at the heart of the entire Grootbos experience. It’s about every action we take benefitting someone else or having a positive impact on the environment.

From the freshly grown tomatoes you eat at lunch, to the recycled candles in your room, to the earrings you buy at the gift shop – we’re constantly seeking out new ways to create sustainable livelihoods for the people who call this unique area home.

Green Futures

Our horticulture and life skills college focuses on making young adults employable.

Siyakhula

A project that creates sustainable livelihoods through small business development.

Football Foundation

This initiative uses sport to educate and empower hundreds of young people in Gansbaai.

110 Hives of organic honey farmed

43 436 Free-range eggs laid this year

37 790 Recycled candles produced

2 759 Hectares of alien vegetation cleared

50 International volunteers and interns

2 370 Education beneficiaries

5 000 Kilograms of organic produce grown

45 000 Bottles of water produced

Pack for a Purpose

We are proud partners of Pack for a Purpose. If you would like to participate or if you would like more information about how you can easily assist the Foundation, please click here.

Pack for a Purpose

Testimonials

Perfect end to a trip. It was a great decision, the property is beautiful.

Harrison B - United States

Amazing few days in glamorous wilderness resort.

Niamh G - United Kingdom

Delightful, a must do! Proteas were growing and blooming in abundance all over the reserve. It was a wonderful experience.

Lorettam Boyers - United States

The highlight of the best trip of our lives - We loved the location immensely!

Ryan Danz - United States

The highlight of the best trip of our lives - We loved the location immensely!

Ryan Danz - United States
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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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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

Join us at Grootbos with the Summer Sun Special - Exclusive to South Africans

Summer Sun Special: R3950 pppn (55% discount on normal rate)