Grootboos Nature Reserve, South Africa
The Grootbos Private Nature Reserve lies just two hours outside Cape Town and signifies the beginning of the Garden Route, a stones throw from Hermanus. This reserve is known for its dazzling sea of flowers and extensive stretches of fynbos amidst ancient milkwood forest that has stood, as today, for 1500 years. The surrounding area is rich in both floral and marine life and offers total privacy whilst being mesmerised by panoramic views of unsullied Walker Bay and its whales.
Overlooking the whale watching capital of the world, nestled neatly within the Grootbos Nature Reserve, is Grootbos Villa – the latest addition to the Grootbos portfolio and the epitome of peaceful seclusion. This is one of South Africa’s most luxurious and exclusive hideaways - a magnificent sole-use residence - 1000 square metres of superlative luxury. The Grootbos Villa boasts six tastefully appointed suites, two lounges, dining room, outside and inside barbeque areas, media room, fully equipped kitchen, wine cellar and gym. There are also large exterior decks and a pool from which to submerge in the beauty of the fynbos and forest-clad hills.
A private team consisting of butler, chef and guide are on hand to exceed every expectation and to ensure that the Grootbos experience is optimised. Gourmet cuisine is crafted for dining pleasures from the freshest local ingredients and enjoyed whilst marvelling at the incredible surrounding landscapes. Whether interests lie in birding, wild flowers, horse riding, shark diving or sheer relaxation either in the comfort of the villa or on the unspoilt beaches – Grootbos provides it all, pervaded by exquisite luxury.
Hidden away at the southern most tip of Africa, this pristine piece of wilderness proffers unique experiences that imprint on the memory, truly remarkable and unforgettable, one of the most idyllic locations on Earth.