A kingdom in your hand

Botanical 4x4 Tour

Take a 4x4 botanical safari on an open-top Land Rover and soak up the serenity in shaded glades, feel the wind in your hair as you drive past fields of flowers and get perspective looking down from mountain peaks.

Tiny, exquisite worlds

Keep still, listen intently and you’ll be amazed at the things you learn on a botanical safari. Explore the richest temperate flora in the world on the Grootbos reserve and discover its unique flora and fauna. Then visit our botanical art gallery where the intricate narratives of the fynbos environment are depicted in the detailed botanical artworks of the Grootbos Florilegium.

Touch, smell, and see the enchanting narrative of fynbos and forest come to life while discovering over 900 plant species recorded on our pristine 3500 hectares of wilderness. Learn how a sunbird’s beak fits perfectly into a flower, why the honey our bees produce is completely unique, and how important fires in the fynbos are for bringing forth new life.

  • Learn how native inhabitants have used fynbos for centuries.
  • Understand the significance of your surroundings, and see beauty that will stay with you for a lifetime.
  • See the fascinating intricacies of the flora and fauna depicted in breathtaking artworks of the Grootbos Florilegium.

From Our Expert Guides

Jo de Villiers
"Walking through the Fynbos is one of the most magical experiences you will ever have in your life"

The Grootbos Florilegium

FLORILEGIUM (flôrəˈlējēəm).
A collection of illustrations featuring plants from a specific garden or region.

Where Nature Meets Art

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.

Testimonials

Amazing few days in glamorous wilderness resort.

Niamh G - United Kingdom

Luxury with nature to enjoy - Home of the "Marine Big 5" and with unparalleled floral diversity.

Chris Devas - Canada

South Africa's best by the Sea. Loads of amazing plants and birds to learn about

Amanda Branson - Australia

Secluded without being isolated, many amazing activities are included such as horse riding, 4x4 safari and nature walks.

Amanda M - Australia

Lovely ride along the property learning about the plants and the birds.

Juliane McClure - United States

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.