Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Gansbaai is a leading example of sustainable eco-tourism and 5-star luxury in the Western Cape, South Africa. This relaxing and beautiful place overlooks Walker Bay and is surrounded by indigenous Fynbos (shrubs) and forest clad hills. This destination is a wonderful escape or an excellent addition to a Garden Route itinerary.
Both local and international travellers have discovered a place of tranquillity at the award-winning Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and are encouraged by the delicate and proactive relationship between man and nature. Guests can stay in the classic Garden Lodge, an ideal family getaway set in a lush indigenous surrounding or the Forest Lodge, with its contemporary and modern style appealing to the cosmopolitan traveller.
There a number of land and water based activities available to you, try the thrilling, awe-inspiring and unforgettable shark cage diving as it is an experience that will stay with you for years to come. Face up to these graceful predators as you learn more about our underwater world in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
Whale watching in this unspoilt natural environment is an almost spiritual experience, which is why people from around the world flock to Walker Bay in the Western Cape every year to do so. Spot Southern Right Whales on either land-based or boat-based excursions or take a flight for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Grootbos is one of the few places in the world where you can view such a wide range of marine wildlife in their natural environment as they hunt, mate and play. Board a luxury boat and head out to the ocean to spot the Marine Big 5 safari.