Forage & Feast

Head out on a wild food adventure with one our chefs and discover the natural abundance at your fingertips along our pristine marine shores.

Explore the fresh flavours along our marine shores

Throughout history, coastal shores have sustained humans with valuable sources of food and winter is just the time to do it. The cold nutrient-rich waters of the Atlantic offer a perfect environment for coastal species to thrive.
 
Take the time to reconnect with nature and rediscover the delicacies and bounty on offer. You will be amazed at the smorgasbord of this coastal harvest. A marine wonderland offers up fresh and tasty ingredients from nooks and crannies in tidal rockpools and rocky outcrops along our shores.
 
This culminates in an interactive forage inspired lunch, overlooking pristine coastline. 

  • 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

Clayton Niemand
"We have the freshest food all around us, we just need to learn what to look for."

Secret Season Special

 The Secret Season Special includes a 3 night stay in a private free standing luxury suite, full board and an array of activities and adventures to choose from. This exclusive package is valid from May through to July from R 4 450 per person, per night sharing. Offer subject to availability.

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Testimonials

A spot of heaven - What a wonderful place. Food great, staff efficient, pleasant and very helpful. Views are incredible.

Bruce F - Germany

The food is absolutely superb, fine dining 3 times a day, with some very original dishes, all delicious.

Caroline Natnwich - United Kingdom

The food is stunning, we were able to get a private dinner in the Wine cellar, unbelievable experience on wine and food paring.

Bruno S - South Africa

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WHERE WINE MEETS WILDERNESS

Grootbos is set amidst the celebrated Overberg wine region. Discover and experience the award-winning wines of this region. Enjoy guided tours and tastings at renowned wine farms, experience food and wine pairings, and learn from our sommeliers about the wines they love and the stories behind them.

The Gentle Giants of the Sea

Each year, the months of June through to December, mark the return of the Southern Right Whales. Their playful lobbing, breaching and their charismatic presence brings everyone out to the shore edges. The Walker Bay coast below Grootbos offers an unrivalled opportunity to watch these majestic, giants of the deep.

An Ancient Milkwood Forest

Discover an enchanting 1000 year old Milkwood forest tucked away in the heart of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Experience a sanctuary of nature where the air is filled with the sweet, heady scent of seasonal flowers and the landscape sings with the sound of a million insects and birds.

Conserving Our Future

Conservation of the Cape Floral Kingdom has always been our mission. This has helped Grootbos become an award-winning leader in sustainable tourism. Learn more about the 2500 hectares of land under our protection and our conservation efforts in the hub of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

The Cape Floral Kingdom

The Cape Floral Kingdom is a ‘biodiversity hotspot’ offering a unique floral landscape where endemic floral species, birds, insects and animals abound. The 800 recorded plant species in our 2500 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.

THE GREAT WHITE SHARK CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

The Walker Bay region is home to the most accessible of the Great White Shark colonies in the world. This fascinating apex marine predator can grow to over 6 meters in length and live to over 70 years. Our partner Marine Dynamics will ensure a fascinating shark experience. Get your adrenalin pumping as you face these apex predators during a cage dive, or experience them from the comfort of their luxury boat.

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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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