Groot­bos Pri­vate Na­ture Re­serve

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Nes­tled in an­cient Milk­weed forests on the slope of a 2500 hectare botan­i­cal trea­sure trove be­tween moun­tain and sea, For­est Lodge is strate­gi­cally placed to pro­vide guests with pri­vacy and un­in­ter­rupted panoramic views over Walker Bay to De Kelders and Gans­baai along the scenic Cape Whale Coast route.

Groot­bos Pri­vate Na­ture Re­serve has an en­vi­able track his­tory of im­ple­ment­ing sus­tain­able tourism ini­tia­tives. So suc­cess­ful in fact, that a sep­a­rate NPO was formed to help other hos­pi­tal­ity busi­nesses im­ple­ment their own ‘green’ ini­tia­tives.

The Groot­bos Foun­da­tion fa­cil­i­tates three in­te­grated pro­grammes: ‘Green Fu­tures’ which fo­cuses on con­ser­va­tion, the ‘Foot­ball Foun­da­tion’ which fo­cuses on util­is­ing sport for de­vel­op­ment, and ‘Siyakhula’ which fo­cuses on the cre­ation of sus­tain­able liveli­hoods.

For more about Groot­bos’s sus­tain­able tourism de­vel­op­ment, read our re­view ‘ How to Ap­ply Re­spon­si­ble Tourism Prac­tices’ or ‘ Eco­tourism: A Case Study’ and our Prop­erty Re­view on the re­serve and the three lodges; For­est Lodge, Garden Lodge and the Villa. But why take our word for it – ex­pe­ri­ence Groot­bos your­self.

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