Grootbos prides itself on offering immersive nature experiences for the whole family – and especially the younger members, with their enquiring minds. In an increasingly technology-driven world, it has become more crucial than ever to provide children with opportunities to connect with nature. Grootbos is not only an unforgettable family holiday destination but also places great emphasis on introducing children to the wonders of the natural world – and encouraging the family to enjoy these outdoor experiences together. Families seeking to foster a deeper appreciation for nature in their children would be hard-pressed to find a more suitable getaway!
1. There is abundant natural beauty at every turn
Situated in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve boasts breath-taking landscapes that capture the essence of South Africa’s natural wonders. The reserve spans over 3 500 hectares and showcases diverse ecosystems, including ancient milkwood forests, fynbos-covered hills, and pristine coastlines. Such a rich environment provides families with endless opportunities to explore and discover the unique flora and fauna of the area.
2. Luxury accommodation for families of all sizes
Grootbos offers a range of luxurious accommodation options designed to cater to families of all sizes. From private villas with multiple bedrooms to family suites, each lodging provides comfort and tranquillity amidst nature’s splendour. These thoughtfully designed spaces offer all the amenities required to cater to the needs of families, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
3. Exciting outdoor activities are par for the course
The reserve provides an array of outdoor activities tailored to engage both children and adults. Guided nature walks, led by knowledgeable guides, allow families to delve into the secrets of the fynbos and witness the wonders of birdlife, wildlife, and vibrant plant species up close. Adventurous pursuits such as horse riding, beach picnics, and 4×4 flower or coastal safaris create unforgettable memories while instilling a sense of exploration and appreciation for the great outdoors.
4. Environmental education and conservation
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve recognises the importance of environmental education, especially for young minds. The reserve offers various educational programs and activities that aim to connect children with nature and instill a sense of environmental appreciation. Through interactive experiences like marine safaris, planting indigenous trees, and eco-excursions, children have the opportunity to learn about conservation, sustainability, and the delicate balance of ecosystems.
5. Dedicated kids’ activities and facilities
Grootbos goes the extra mile to ensure children have a remarkable stay. A dedicated kids programme and playroom provides safe and supervised spaces for little ones to engage in age-appropriate activities, including nature-themed crafts, storytelling sessions, and treasure hunts. Staff members are trained to create an engaging and educational environment, ensuring that children have a memorable experience that fosters their connection with the natural world.
6. World-class marine encounters
Beyond land-based adventures, Grootbos offers captivating marine encounters that are perfect for families. Boat trips to see seals, dolphins, whales and penguins provide a unique opportunity to witness marine life in their natural habitat. These experiences leave a lasting impression, cultivating a deep sense of respect and admiration for the ocean’s wonders.
From May to August it is Secret Season for South Africa residents at Grootbos – which means that children under 10 stay, play, eat and sleep for free! Are you ready to book your next family escape?