The Great Bush Retreat

Overberg
2 Nights / 3 Days
Guided Tour

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an eco-paradise nestled between mountain and sea about 2 hours from Cape Town, the perfect getaway or add on to any South African safari. Delight in activities such as walks through the reserve or walks along the beach discovering ancient caves. Enjoy a boat safari to view whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins also known as the Marine Big 5. Accommodation at Grootbos is in either of their luxury free standing suites. When staying at Grootbos it is a pleasing thought knowing that you are helping to give back and assist with community uplifment.

Detailed Itinerary

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Welcome to Cape Town! On arrival in Cape Town you will be met by your eAfricaSAFARI Tours representative who will transfer you by road to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve (approximately 2hrs). On arrival at Grootbos you will be met by your lodge manager and assisted with check in. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading off for your afternoon activity.

Depart on a guided tour of the ancient coastal Klipgat cave along the rocky shores of De Kelders. It is one of the most important historical sites in the Western Cape and of World Heritage significance. Enjoy a captivating journey through primitive times in the back in time when Khoi bushman called these caves home. Take in the beauty of the limestone cliffs crumbling onto the white sand beaches battered by the surging waves.
On return to the lodge you will have an opportunity to freshen up before dinner. Dinner will be served at the main dining area. Overnight at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. (L, D)
Enjoy a leisurely buffet style breakfast on the deck or in the main dining area followed by a morning activity. Your lodge manager or Grootbos guide will discuss the various activities with you and plan your day accordingly. Eco adventures on offer include horse riding on the beach or through the Grootbos Reserve, nature walks and hikes, nature drive, beach drive, whale watching (between June and November only), bird watching and spa treatments.

You might want to get involved with the Grootbos Responsible Tourism initiative as funds generated through the ecotourism business as well as other donations are invested into the foundation. The key projects of the foundation are Green Futures, Growing the Future, the Youth Development Programmes and Future Trees.

Enjoy lunch and dinner at the lodge where the chefs and their teams are at your service at all times and will prepare just about anything your heart desires. Overnight at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. (B, L, D)
Enjoy a breakfast and a morning activity before check out. Your eAfricaSAFARI Tours representative will collect you and assist you with your transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your onward connecting flight. (B)

Highlights:

  • Fauna & Flora

  • 5 Star Cuisine
  • Whale watching
  • Horse riding
  • Grootbos Foundation
  • Klipgat Cave
  • Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary. (2xB, 2xL, 2xD)
  • Services of a registered and experienced tour guide.
  • Services of a professional driver.
  • Entrance fees and excursions where stated in above itinerary.
  • Bottled water on all transfers (1pp).
  • Public Passenger Liability Insurance.
  • All meals unless stated otherwise in the above itinerary.
  • All other entrances and excursions than stated in above itinerary.
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, beverages, curio shop purchases etc.

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