Shark Spotting Package

3 Nights

The Experience

Get that adrenalin pumping with an action-packed adventure in a pristine wilderness, where nature calls the shots and creates the memories. Explore historical coastal caves, sample extraordinary 5-course dinners and then prepare yourself to stare one of Nature’s most formidable creatures in the eye. You’ll also go quad biking, explore the reserve on board an open top Landrover and finish your tour off with some exhilarating horse riding in the fynbos or down the sand dunes.

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Day 1 - Overview

Arrive at Grootbos Nature Reserve and take a deep breath in as you marvel at the sea and mountain views while enjoying a delicious lunch. After checking into your suite, head off to Walker Bay to discover more about World Heritage Site Klipgat Cave and then admire the wild seas and unspoilt landscape as you snap some photographs. Finish off with a 5-course dinner you’ll be talking about for days to come.

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Day 2 - Overview

Eat a hearty breakfast and prepare yourself for the exhilarating Shark Cage Diving excursion that awaits! With the guidance of an experienced marine biologist on board our luxury boat, you’ll come face-to-face with these creatures of the deep. Afterwards, talk about it over a delicious lunch and then explore our fynbos-clad valleys and forests on an adventurous quad bike tour. End off the day with another 5-course dinner complete with award-winning wines.

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Day 3 - Overview

After stocking up on breakfast treats, tour the reserve on board a 4x4 vehicle and discover the secret worlds of insects, birds, flowers and plants. Our Botanical tour on board an open top Landrover is both invigorating and enlightening, as you learn about The Cape Floral Kingdom: one of the most bio-diverse and intricate kingdoms on the planet. After lunch, go on a Progressive Tourism tour to learn how Grootbos is putting the upliftment of local communities at the centre of everything we do.

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Day 4 - Overview

Eat a leisurely breakfast outside on the deck and then ride one of our 18 well-trained horses around 3500 hectares of pristine wilderness. Traverse hills and enjoy unbeatable views and then descend into cool valleys and forests. Return back to the lodge before lunchtime and depart the reserve with sand in your pockets and a lifetime of memories.

Adventure, inspiration & relaxation

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.


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.


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.


A bountiful local produce 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 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. We offer 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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