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Super luxury in the Grootbos

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Facilities & Services
  • 6 Bedroom Villa with cinema room, swimming pool, cellar and gym
  • 4 Bedroom Villa with swimming pool
  • Private butler, chef, guide and vehicle
Activities
  • Whale watching tours by land, boat or plane (season July-November)
  • Flower safaris
  • Beaches (walks and relaxation)
  • Archaeological excursions to the Klipgat Caves
  • Horse riding on the beach or in the reserve
  • Shark cage diving
  • Nautical safaris to see Marine Big 5 (whale, dolphin, shark, seal and penguin)
  • Scenic flights
  • Birding tours
  • Wine tours

The private villas at Grootbos Private Reserve channel a minimalist and futuristic design that heavily contrasts, and thereby sets off wonderfully, the decadence of the 180° views over Walker Bay. Another part of what makes Grootbos extra special is the property’s commitment to making a positive impact through various projects on and off-site.

The one villa is an entire property of six suites, two lounges, dining room, home cinema, wine cellar, BBQ area, pool and kitchen. It is to be hired exclusively and carries the ultimate in luxury service (private chef, butler and guide) and is a truly refined stay.

Villa 2 has four suites and similarly enjoys seclusion, private staff and your own game drive vehicle.

Positive Impact

Sustainability

What was once dilapidated farmland has been completely transformed into a melting pot of luxury accommodation, responsible tourism and biodiversity. In 1999 Grootbos was instrumental in establishing the 308,000-acre Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy, encouraging other local landowners to clear alien species and document any plants that are a conservation concern. The not-for-profit Grootbos Foundation leads community outreach and education programs. Siyakhula (meaning ‘growing the future’) is an organic farm at Grootbos which provides skills and income for women from local townships, Green Futures offers accessible courses in horticulture, hospitality and guiding and the Football Foundation runs daily sports training for about 7,000 young people every year.

The Long Run

The Long Run is a membership organisation of nature-based tourism businesses committed to driving sustainability. Here at Jacada, we’ve signed The Long Run Charter – a document that advocates for a 4Cs approach to sustainability. By focusing on our impacts across the different areas of Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce, we hope to make a positive impact across the globe with our trips. The Long Run’s Global Ecosphere Retreats are hotels and lodgings which are centres of excellence in sustainability, and Fellow Members are properties committed to achieving the highest standards in sustainability by positively impacting the conservation of nature and improving the wellbeing of local communities. At Jacada, we’re working with a number of these properties to help increase the positive impact we’re striving to create through travel. Find out more about The Long Run here.

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