Introduction to Grootbos Secret Season (May to July)

Introduction to Grootbos Secret Season (May to July)

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Less than two hours away from Cape Town lies the magical region of the Overberg.  A unique landscape of fynbos covered contours and beautifully textured coastlines. In the heart of this majestic floral kingdom is a private nature reserve dedicated to sustaining this delicate world heritage site for generations to come.

During the months of May to July, the Overberg explodes into a flurry of colourful commotion as the winter months signals the flowering season of the fynbos of the Cape Floral Kingdom and when its natural inhabitants come out to play. This special time sees the blossoming of the endemic Erica irregularis, the return of the Southern Right Whales, the breeding season of most birds endemic to the fynbos and lots more.

This is the Secret Season at Grootbos:

In the following weeks we'll be going on experiences like: See the blossoming Erica Irregularis, found nowhere else in the World | Forage for Mussels on the rocky Coastline | Harvest your own Single Blossom Honey | Enter our Kitchen and Cook with the Executive Chef | Join our guides as they explore the indigenous Fynbos and Birds like never before |Traverse the new Mountain Biking Routes in our pristine Reserve | Experience the Marine Big 5

Be sure to keep an eye out for our next journey - you don’t want to miss this!

Introduction to Grootbos Secret Season (May to July)

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

With breathtaking panoramic views of mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a luxurious pristine paradise showcasing the splendour of the Cape Floral Kingdom and the incredible marine life of the southern tip of Africa. Situated 2 hours from Cape Town, Grootbos is the perfect ce...

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

Watch the Gansbaai Video
Read More

Recent Posts

Our new Hive to Home experience

Our new Hive to Home experience

Our collection of curated experiences at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is inspired by our pristine surroundings.

The Erica Irregularis

The Erica Irregularis

Located near the southern tip of South Africa, the Cape Floral Kingdom is the most diverse floral kingdom in the world...

Fynbos on horseback

Fynbos on horseback

A journey through fynbos, on horseback with Grootbos Private Nature reserve.

Disa lugens - 800th species recorded on Grootbos

Disa lugens - 800th species recorded on Groot...

One of our guides found the beautiful Disa lugens orchid growing on a sandy firebreak on the Reserve.