Officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country situated at the southern tip of Africa, with a landmass of 1 233 404 km² edged on 3 sides by a nearly 3000 km coastline washed by the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic. It is bordered to the north by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and wrapped around two independent countries, the Lesotho and Swaziland. South Africa has 3 capitals: Cape Town (Legislative), Pretoria (Administrative) and Bloemfontein (Judicial). South Africans come from a wide variety of backgrounds, belief systems and walks of life but remain united in their differences. South Africa is a country that combines luxury and adventure.
Gansbaai (Afrikaans: “bay of geese,” sometimes referred to as Gans Bay) is a fishing town and popular tourist destination in the Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa. It is known for its dense population of Great White Sharks and as a whale-watching location. GROOTBOS is perfectly situated between the classic attractions of the Cape and is most certainly a highlight on any itinerary. Nestled between mountain and sea, the 2500 hectare Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible Flora and Marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa. Home of the “Marine Big 5” – whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins; and with unparalleled floral diversity.
Grootbos is a scenic 2 hour drive from Capetown and just 30 minutes from Hermanus
Fly to Cape Town International Airportor Hermanus
2-hour drive from Cape Town / 30 minutes fromHermanus
Best time to visit
South Africa’s winter months (June, July, August) – which have the least rainfall, are a peak time for game viewing as a shortage of water means animals gather at watering holes. Reduced foliage makes game spotting easier. Summer is the best time to enjoy beautiful beaches and outdoor activities, whereas visiting the wine-lands during winter remains a special treat. Autumn, winter and spring are also ideal time periods to visit the Northern Cape’s wonderful national parks with their black-manned lions,.