From its very inception, The Grootbos Private Nature Reserve based in the Overberg was always going to be more than a luxury travel destination.
The Grootbos Foundation was set up in 2003 as a non-profit organisation that would work to conserve the critically endangered fynbos, while also focusing on the training and skills development of the surrounding communities.
Grootbos owners the Lutzeyer family established The Grootbos Foundation in 2003.
Beyond our programmes, we conduct research into ecological, educational and social issues – and then craft impactful solutions.
Your stay at Grootbos leaves a positive impact behind you when you leave.
Community. Culture. Commerce. Conservation.
We’re an organisation dedicated to empowering others through ecotourism, enterprise development, sports development and education.
All of our projects are replicable and scalable, with many generating their own income or becoming partially self-sustaining. From beekeeping to animal husbandry, recycling candles to coaching soccer, computer training to clearing alien vegetation, each programme has been carefully considered to build a brighter future for the people who live here, as well as the environment.
“Every action we take is designed to have a positive impact on the local community and environment”.
Be inspired. Make a difference. Change their story.
Keen to know more? We recommend going on our Living the Future tour, to see and experience our projects first hand. You’ll be inspired and develop a deeper understanding of what makes Grootbos so special.
The Grootbos Foundation is a registered NPO, is audited annually and all funds generated go towards programme delivery. Please email us at email@example.com for more information if you wish to make a donation.
As a result of South Africa being placed under Level 4 Lockdown restrictions from 28 June 2021 until 25 July 2021, there will be some changes at the Grootbos lodges during this period.
No alcohol will be served or allowed to be consumed on the premises. Activities on the reserve will operate as per normal and our Bloom Wellness Spa is fully operational, with all necessary COVID-19 Safety Protocols in place.
Guests are also requested to adhere to all COVID-19 Safety Protocols put in place at the Lodge.
We apologise for any inconveniences caused and thank you for your understanding during this time. Please contact us for any further information.