Family XXX Getaway

FROM ONLY R 3,950 PER PERSON PER NIGHT

Summer has arrived so grab your hats and sunscreen! It's time to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with nature. What better place than at Grootbos, situated in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Grootbos is an easy two-hour drive from Cape Town, situated in pristine fynbos and forest in a private nature reserve, overlooking picturesque Walker Bay, the perfect location for a family getaway.

Details 

  • 50% Discount on spa treatments
  • A 50% single supplement applies
  • Children under the age of 6 stay free of charge
  • A 50% discount applies to children aged 6 – 16 

Offer Valid: 28 November - 19 December 2019

STAY FROM 28 NOVEMBER - 19 DECEMBER 2019

Sneak Preview

Day 1 - Overview

Arrive at Grootbos and enjoy a delicious lunch before checking into your family-friendly suite. After some relaxation time, one of our guides will show you the facilities and then you’ll head off on a fun treasure hunt through the forest and fynbos! An early dinner will be arranged for your kids with a special menu, after which the adults can indulge in a relaxed 5-course dinner while child-minders take care of your little ones in the playroom.
 

Create vivid family memories

Day 2 - Overview

Start the day bright and early as the children head to the small farm next to the stables to collect their eggs for breakfast. After breakfast, visit the beach where children will learn about inter-tidal zones and see a stone-age cave. Then it’s time for a delicious picnic lunch as you explore rock pools and spend time playing in the sand. In the afternoon, return to the lodge for a pony ride in the paddock. That evening, there's a special kids dinner in the playroom. Then it’s time for the adults to relax with another delectable dinner while their kids are cared for.

Create vivid family memories

Day 3 - Overview

Wake up for a quick cup of tea or coffee and snack, before heading off as a family to Kleinbaai Harbour. Here you’ll go on an exciting boat trip to see dolphins, penguins, seals, sharks and whales (whale season is from June – December)(R 1290.00 per adult / R 920.00 per child under 12). Get back to the lodge and enjoy a delicious brunch and then plant a special family tree on our reserve. After a light lunch, go on a Day in the Life of a Strandloper tour, which introduces you to the history of the Khoisan people who lived here in prehistoric times. End the day off with a magical farewell family dinner in the boma under the light of the stars.

Create vivid family memories

Day 4 - Overview

Go egg collecting again before breakfast and then head down to the stables afterwards to help feed the horses and farm animals. Depart Grootbos with a host of wonderful family memories to take with you.

 

Create vivid family memories

Your stay includes

5 STAR PREMIUM ACCOMMODATION IN FREESTANDING SUITES

Feel connected to the vivid landscapes and pristine natural surroundings when staying in the luxurious freestanding suites. Each suite offers a fireplace, perfect for curling up and getting cosy during the cooler months as well as panoramic views of Walker Bay.

WHOLESOME AND NUTRITIOUS BREAKFAST

Start each day with a hearty and delicious breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients. Freshly baked bread, freshly squeezed juices and a variety of fresh fruit. Our executive chef, Benjamin Conradie is ready to cater to any specific tastes and requirements.

3-COURSE LUNCH

Refuel and recharge with a delicious seasonal menu, and you will be ready to explore for the rest of the day. All of our dishes are made from the freshest ingredients sourced straight from our organic farm and from the local harbours

5-COURSE DINNER

A bountiful autumn harvest from Growing the Future farm provides Head Chef Ben Conradie and his team with only the best ingredients. They have mastered the culinary art of enhancing natural flavours to create mouth-watering selections for an exquisite journey in taste sensations.

TRANSFERS TO/FROM ALL ACTIVITIES

Transfers to/from both included and additional activities are included in your rate. Airport transfers can be arranged with reservations prior to arrival at an additional cost.

GUIDED WALKS AND HIKES

Take a stroll through our ancient Milkwood forest, fallen leaves crunching underneath your boots and the crisp morning dew hanging in the air. Or embrace the aromatic fynbos and rolling hills on a guided hike. Summit and soak up the magnificent views.

COASTAL AND FLOWER SAFARIS

Discover the enchanting secrets of the Cape Floral Kingdom, from May to July. Our knowledgeable guides will take you on an inspiring journey through these ancient and unique landscapes filled with entertaining and interactive stories. A wilderness, coastal and floral paradise.

HORSE RIDING

Explore the fynbos from a different perspective. Saddle up for a horseback ride to immerse yourself in the pink sea of Erica irregularis and other flowering fynbos with sweet aromas on the reserve. Our horses are well-cared for and well-behaved, catering for beginners to experienced riders. At Grootbos we also have ponies for the children to enjoy.

CAVE TOUR AND TIDAL POOL FORAGING

At the footsteps of Walker Bay lies the cradle of human culture, caves that were home to our ancestors. Discover the ancient secret the coastal caves hold. Soak up the panoramic views, explore tidal pools and long stretches of white sandy beaches. Forage for mussels, kelp or coastal plant species and transform them into a fresh, delicious dish with our expert chefs in the Grootbos kitchens.

FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCES

Prepare once in a lifetime meals with our executive chef or have a wine experience with award-winning Cape Winemakers Guild wines. This is an experience your taste buds will not soon forget!

PROGRESSIVE TOURISM TOUR

Visit our ‘Growing the Future’ organic farm and discover what makes the food taste so good at Grootbos. A project of our non-profit Grootbos Foundation where we invest in sustainable livelihoods. Next, visit the Green Futures college and nursery to experience our approach to Progressive tourism.

HIVE TO HOME HONEY EXPERIENCE

Honey, I’m home… Suit up and let our very own beekeeper reveal the intricate relationship bees have with fynbos. This is a special time of year as the cooler temperatures lower the bees’ activity and allow us a glimpse inside their world. Taste the delicious honey, that is incorporated into tasty dishes, including our popular home-made honey ice cream.

UNIQUE SPECIES FOUND NOWHERE ELSE

From May to July each year, our best kept secret, the Erica irregularis, envelope the reserve into a pink floral paradise. Experience these blushing fields during the Secret Season.

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En-route to Grootbos

We may be an unforgettable destination but the journey here is an experience in its own right.  Marvel at dramatic unspoilt views, stop in at some unique attractions and absorb all the exquisite natural beauty that surrounds you.

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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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