|Image courtesy of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve|
Every so often you get an email that literally gives you goosebumps from excitement. This week, that email arrived from Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.
Situated just outside Hermanus, Grootbos is an oasis of 5 star luxury - and, to be honest, it has everything. From whale watching, flower safaris, horse riding, beach tours and picnics and gourmet dinners. Of course, the views need their own special mention - with Garden and Forest Lodges available, you are guaranteed spectacular views over the 1500-year old Milkwood Forest or Fynbos slopes and the Atlantic Ocean. Looking at the decks that spill out from the rooms, I can already imagine sipping an early morning cappuccino while watching the silent world awake, or a pre-dinner drink while the evening starts to cool.
|One of the Forest Suites, showing the bedroom and lounge area|
Image courtesy of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Admittedly, I am waxing somewhat lyrical - but I trust you'll agree, with good reason. The lovely man and I will soon be experiencing the Grootbos magic for ourselves - and you can too.
For the month of February, Grootbos is offering an amazing half-price Valentine's special - for R2100.00 per person, per night you will receive :
- Your own free-standing luxury suite
- Fantastic, all inclusive meals
- A romantic turn-down service
- Beach picnics and coastal tours
- A variety of horse-riding options
- A 4 x 4 flower safari
- An abundance of hikes and trails to choose from
Just to emphasise - this is all included. Keeping with true, 5 star luxury, once you arrive at Grootbos, you don't have to worry about anything from the moment you arrive -except, perhaps, how you're going to find the time to fit everything in. They will arrange activities for you, transport you to and from them if need be, keep you happy and well-fed and make sure you leave your worries at the door. Sounds blissful, right? I hope you can now understand why I am squealing with excitement to experience this myself. Of course, you can expect a full report-back once we return - but I have a feeling they are going to live up to all expectations.
Click here if you'd like to know more about their Valentine's Special for February alternately, you can contact them :
Tel: +27 28 384 8000
Fax: +27 28 384 8042
Fax: +27 28 384 8042
Note : I was not paid to write this article - Luke and I will be visiting Grootbos as invited guests, and I will be sharing our experience with you.