Whale Route


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Imagine a secret garden filled with life, birdsong and the scent of fresh flowers in the air. 

That's Grootbos, a haven in the Hermanus area that welcomes everyone: couples, small groups and families. There are 2 lodges and a couple of spectacular villas to choose from. Garden Lodge, with its fresh, contemporary look, takes its inspiration from the great outdoors, with floor-to-ceiling windows that immerse you in nature and make the most of the dramatic views. Forest Lodge is tucked away in the shade of the milkwood trees, and is ideally suited to couples who'll appreciate the spacious suites, outdoor showers, private deck and spectacular views across to the ocean. Both lodges have their own restaurants, pools and atmospheric wine cellars.

Grootbos has something for everyone, from the wellness centre to a host of activities to keep little ones entertained, including nature drives, walks, horse-riding and land-based whale-watching. We particularly recommend the flower safari - a unique insight into the Cape's floral kingdom - and a trip to the beach for a typical African sundowner.

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  • Huge choice of activities
  • Whale watching in season
  • Walks and hikes
  • 4x4 flower safaris
  • Horse riding
  • Scenic flight over Walker Bay (at extra cost)


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