Marine Package

3 Nights

The Experience

Gaze at azure blue depths from the cockpit of a plane. Feel the sea spray touch your face on a Big Five boat tour. Smell the salty air as you go on a revitalising whale watching walk. Our marine package is a feast for the senses, letting you experience the best of our pristine oceans in a myriad of exhilarating ways.

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Day 1 - Overview

Arrive at Grootbos with your appetite intact, as you’ll soon be enjoying a delectable lunch as you gaze at unbeatable sea and mountain views. After checking in and enjoying some relaxation time in your suite, we’ll head off on a land-based whale watching excursion where you’ll spot Southern Right Whales as close as 30 metres from you. Afterwards, sip on sundowners from the deck of our Whale House before returning to the lodge and feasting on an unforgettable 5-course dinner.

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Day 2 - Overview

Rise early and greet the day as you enjoy a hot beverage and snack before we head off to Kleinbaai Harbour. Here you’ll board a luxury boat and get to experience the Marine Big 5 first-hand including whales, sharks, penguins, dolphins and seals. After this exhilarating experience, arrive back at the lodge for a delicious brunch followed by some relaxation time. In the afternoon, you’ll discover the intricacies of fynbos on a 4x4 tour with our passionate guides who’ll open your eyes to the miracles of this floral kingdom.

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Day 3 - Overview

After a hearty breakfast it’s time to get up close and personal with Great White Sharks! Feel the blood pumping in your veins as you go shark cage diving and learn new facts about these often-misunderstood predators. Head back to the lodge for a sumptuous lunch and then in the afternoon enjoy a 30-minute scenic flight where you’ll spot awe-inspiring Southern Right Whales from above. Later, enjoy a delicious dinner in our restaurant as you relive your exhilarating day.

Go on an oceanic adventure

Day 4 - Overview

Join one of our guides on an early morning forest walk as the sun filters through the trees and you spot colourful sunbirds, picture-perfect flowers and listen to the sounds of nature. Afterwards, enjoy a final breakfast in our restaurant before you pack your bags and depart Grootbos filled with new sights and rich memories.

Go on an oceanic adventure

Your Stay Includes


Feel connected to the vivid landscapes and pristine natural surroundings when staying in the luxurious freestanding suites. Sink into the splendour of the endless views from your private freestanding private suite, each with its own private deck, fireplace and outdoor shower.

Wholesome and nutritious breakfast

Indulge in a wholesome and nutritious breakfast to kickstart your day at Grootbos. Savour freshly baked bread, refreshing juices, and an assortment of fresh fruits. Our chefs are ready to cater to any specific tastes and requirements.


Refuel and recharge with a delicious seasonal menu of light and hearty lunches to give you energy to explore for the rest of the day. All our dishes are crafted from the freshest ingredients and our chefs offer a daily special, ensuring there's always something new and delicious to taste.

6-course dinner

End off your day with a dining experience in a captivating setting, while savouring a delectable 6-course meal. Our chefs have mastered the culinary art of enhancing natural flavours to create mouth-watering dishes for an exquisite journey in taste sensations. This delightful experience is perfectly complemented by a superb selection of local and curated wines and beverages.


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.


Head out into the fynbos on foot with your expert nature guide. Discover the deep ancient Afro-Montane or nearby ancient Milkwood forests and marvel at this natural wonderland and all it has to offer.


Mount up and explore the 3500 hectare reserve on horseback with our experienced equestrian guides on hand. Every competency level can be catered for and pony rides for the kids are always a hit.


Explore the nearby coastal limestone caves with your guide on hand to explain the remarkable stories behind the early dwellers of these caves. The Klipgat cave is an example of early human dwellings dating back to the Middle and late Stone Age.


Mark the end of another day in paradise from one of our sundowner spots high up on the reserve with endless vistas in every direction or on ‘Piano’ Rock as you sip your favourite drink to crashing of the waves and the breaching of the Southern Right Whales.

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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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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.

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