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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.
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 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.
Siyakhula means Growing the Future and this project combines a variety of initiatives to support local communities.
The Green Futures Adult Education and Training College offers courses in indigenous horticulture, hospitality and guiding.
Conservation research programmes which include award-winning ecological research projects, biodiversity surveys and more
The Football Foundation runs daily training sessions in soccer, netball, hockey and athletics for about 7000 youth each year.
Discover the Grootbos Florilegium, a unique collection of botanical illustrations by a collaboration of local and international artists. The collection depicts the rare, endangered and charismatic plants found on the Grootbos reserve and surrounding regions. What makes these artworks even more distinctive is the inclusion of insects, pollinators and other creatures associated with the flora.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you wish to make a donation.
We welcome South Africans and invite you to experience Grootbos with our special offer.