Progressive Tourism Package

3 Nights

The Experience

Get your hands dirty. Plant a tree. Taste honey from the hive. Meet new people. Make a difference.

Our Progressive Tourism package is one very close to our hearts because it embodies the very essence of what sets Grootbos apart. Collect fresh eggs from the organic farm we’ve set up, meet entrepreneurs we’ve helped get started and students who are carving out a horticulture career for themselves. You can also meet and chat to young people whose lives have been altered by the power of sport. Join us as you connect with the various communities that benefit from tourism in this area and the various initiatives we’ve put in place.

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Day 1 - Overview

Arrive at Grootbos and feel instantly relaxed as you marvel at the views and enjoy an impressive spread at lunch. After checking in to your suite and spending time relaxing, head off to the beaches of Walker Bay for a guided cave tour packed with history and natural beauty. In the evening, experience a taste explosion as you enjoy a 5-course dinner paired with award-winning South African wines.

A holiday with heart

Day 2 - Overview

After breakfast, visit our Green Futures project, a Horticulture and Life Skills College empowering local students with new skills. Cut seeds in the greenhouse, prune indigenous plants in the nursery or attend a theory class in the classroom. In the afternoon, travel to our state-of-the-art facility and Football Foundation where you’ll see how sport can be used as a tool for societal development. You can also visit the local township of Masakhane and the community of Blompark, home to many of our students, coaches and success stories.

A holiday with heart

Day 3 - Overview

After a delicious breakfast we’ll head off on a scenic drive to our Siyakhula Organic Farm. Here you’ll meet the inspiring women of our food production college and see the fruits of their labour: rows of brightly coloured vegetables, beehives dotted amongst the fynbos, free-range chickens and pigs and much more. You’ll then enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the farm, inspired by the fresh produce around you. After lunch it’s time for some horse riding as you explore 3500 hectares of pristine wilderness. That evening, sample another one of our 5-course dinners and retire to your room sated and content.

A holiday with heart

Day 4 - Overview

Plant a tree at Grootbos to commemorate your stay and after breakfast, depart this special place with vivid experiences and connections with the people who call this area home.

A holiday with heart

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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At Grootbos we celebrate and conserve the natural beauty of South Africa. Become immersed in the natural world with our unique experiences and indulge in unparalleled luxury at our breathtaking lodges and villas.

We welcome South Africans and invite you to experience Grootbos with our special offer.

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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