Introducing #ExploreGrootbos
A series of 7 Short Films showcasing the Grootbos Experience
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Follow us on a journey of exploration over the next few weeks as we bring you a new and exciting short film every week. Get ready to dive into the depths of the ocean with Great White Sharks, encounter the gentle giants of the ocean, immerse yourself in endless landscapes of fragrant fynbos and tantalize your taste buds with a divine dining experience. 

Stand a chance to win a 3-night stay Grootbos

To celebrate the launch of our #ExploreGrootbos we will run a competition where one lucky winner will walk away with a 3 night complimentary Secret Season experience for two at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Ready to enter? See competition entry form at the bottom of this page. 

Watch our Latest #ExploreGrootbos Film

An Ancient Milkwood Forest
Coming 24 May 2019...


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.

#ExploreGrootbos Short Films

The Cape Floral Kingdom

Coming soon on 31 May

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 Capital of the World

Coming soon on 7 June 

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.

A Magical Dining Experience

Experience an authentic farm to table experience, using nothing but the freshest ingredients, with most of it coming from our very own organic farm on the reserve. Grootbos offers many outdoor dining options and offers the perfect picnic sites either from the amazing viewpoints on the reserve, or overlooking the Walker Bay coast from the pristine beaches or beneath a canopy of ancient Milkwood trees. This is destination dining at its finest.


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.

Awards & Mentions

Best Family Hotel in the world
Hideaway of the Year
Top 100 Hotels in the World
Unique Lodges of the World.
2013 - Best Hotel
The 101 Best Hotels in the World

#ExploreGrootbos and Win!

Competition Details 

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is proud to introduce our brand new #ExploreGrootbos short film series. Indulge your senses in the Grootbos lifestyle from 26 April to 7 June 2019 as we launch a new short film on this page and our Grootbos Facebook Page each week. 

Follow our #ExploreGrootbos journey and you can stand a chance to WIN an incredible 3-night Secret Season experience for 2 to at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve valid from 1 May - 31 July 2019. 


To enter the #ExploreGrootbos Competition all you need to do is:

  1. Enter your email address on this page 
  2. “Like” each of the 7 #ExploreGrootbos short films on Facebook as they release each week 
  3. "Comment" your favorite part of the film on each of the 7 #ExploreGrootbos short films on Facebook as they release each week

Inspired by #ExploreGrootbos? Take advantage of our Grootbos Secret Season Special Offer and enjoy a 3 night luxury experience at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Click here for the details of the Grootbos Secret Season!

By entering our competition you agree to our competition Terms and Conditions set out in our Privacy Policy.


Secret Season Special - 35% Off

 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 the 1st of May through to the 15th of July from R 3 500 per person, per night sharing. Offer subject to availability.

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