The team started our Garden Route trip at arguably the highlight. From the moment you drive up to the exquisite lounge area, to the warm welcome you receive at reception, to the efficient planning of activities and the surprise romantic dinner… Grootbos played out of its boots, providing the best example of what five star service and luxury should be all about.
For the purposes of my top two, I am focusing on activities that I think are essential when you visit here. Specifically, the dinner in the magic forest was probably the most memorable part of our trip, but it is weather dependant and can’t be guaranteed.
Our guide Ross was a rockstar over the period of our visit. This is what he lined up for us:
KLIPGAT CAVES visit. Not my first time, but the combination of ancient history, cool geology, sunset snacks and champers and unbeatable photo op… this was the perfect way to start our trip.
Fynbos Safari: Grootbos occupies an interesting space in the South Africa luxury experience. A key thing here is the way their guides educate and present the unique floral environment of the Cape. I learn a lot every time I come back, and every single guide was incredibly knowledgable and entertaining. Ross was no exception, the guy had the mind of college professor on plants. Epic stuff.
This property combines well with whale watching or Shark Cage Diving, but it actually stand quite comfortably on its own two feet as a luxury getaway.