Natural Abundance Tour

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Grootbos, Hermanus, Walker Bay, whale sanctuary,

Natural Abundance Tour: Description

Enjoy the best land-based whale viewing in the world, from cliffs overlooking a sanctuary on the Cape’s south-eastern shores.

Delight in botanical wonders at a pioneering nature destination of such exception that British conservationist David Bellamy claims is “the best example of conservation diversity … ever seen”.

Explore the wonderland of the Cape Floral Kingdom on foot, on horseback or by 4-wheel drive, with expert safari guides who introduce you to the relationships between plants, birds, mammals and insects in a diverse ecosystem.

A breathtaking scenic drive takes you through the coastal town of Hermanus, nestled at the base of the Overberg mountains, before arriving at Grootbos which is less than two hours away from Cape Town.

En route, visit South Africa’s premier wine estate where you can enjoy a wine tasting before lunch and a stroll around the manor house and renowned garden, as well as popping in to the Harold Porter botanical garden for a secluded visit.

Set in harmony with nature, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve has spacious luxury suites with views of dunes and ocean, cuisine that is gourmet, and wines that are local award winners. There are two lodges: one more contemporary, will appeal to the cosmopolitan traveller, the other is more family-focussed.

Grootbos , Hermanus, Walker Bay, whale sactuary,

Promoting the link between people and plants, Grootbos partners with projects such as Eden in Cornwall, and has initiated a foundation which contributes to the conservation of the reserve and surrounding natural areas, plus the development of sustainable livelihoods among local communities.

The coastline offers close-up encounters with whales, seals, sharks, huge seabird colonies  … remnants of Stone Age man in coastal caves … as well as tidal rock pools, deserted beaches and shipwrecks.

Grootbos, flora