Awe-inspiring and memorable

Scenic Flights

A scenic flight around this area is an experience of a lifetime. Spot up to 60 whales frolicking in the waves beneath you, see glorious vineyards from up high, glimpse shipwrecks on rugged shorelines and mountain peaks amongst the clouds.

A New Point of View

  • Ideal for photographers
  • We have our own airstrip and highly experienced pilots.

Viewing marine life from above means you won’t disturb the wonderful creatures below you, giving you a privileged glimpse into their natural world.

From the inviting cabin of a small plane, get a bird’s-eye view of Grootbos and its breathtaking surrounds. Purple mountains cradle fynbos far below, while whales swim protectively alongside their newborn calves. In season, you may witness whole pods of whales mating and playing, a sight you won’t glimpse in the same way from land. Why not fly over iconic Table Mountain to Cape Point? Or to the southernmost tip of Africa? An aerial tour can easily incorporate all of these and more.

Southern Tip of Africa & Coastline

Whale watching

Cape Town & Table Mountain

From Our Expert Guides

Aneke Valentine
"You get the most breathtaking view over Walkerbay Nature Reserve, words cannot describe it."
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Perfect end to a trip. It was a great decision, the property is beautiful.

Harrison B - United States

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

Ryan Danz - United States

Grootbos, the Cape's best kept secret. Amazing for walking, running, mountain biking, and horse riding as often as you want.

Adam F - South Africa

Exceptional place, we enjoyed wonderful sundowners as we watched for whales, flew above the bay to watch whales from the sky and went on a flower safari.

Charlotte Murray - United States

We stayed in the cosy Garden Lodge with its own fireplace, rain-shower and huge bed. It was an absolutely delight!

Robert Bradford - Australia
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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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Grootbos invites you to experience our country's most precious floral biome and marine wilderness like never before. Enjoy unique guided experiences while being treated to five-star luxury at our lodges and villas.

Our Secret Season special offers South African residents an exclusive discounted rate and additional benefits. 

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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