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Grootbos Florilegium Half Day Tour – Celebrating the treasures of our botanical heritage


Activity Description

Explore the wonders of the Grootbos Florilegium, situated in one of the most biodiverse biomes on the planet. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve has a deep connection to the Cape Floral Kingdom it calls home. The Grootbos Reserve is home to over 922 species of fynbos and has served as a custodian of the precious region for 25 years.
Together with the Grootbos Foundation, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is continuously researching, innovating and pioneering new ways to conserve and promote the region’s natural wealth.
The Grootbos Florilegium is a culmination of efforts to document, conserve and protect the Cape Floral Kingdom. Grootbos has always been committed to the preservation of the region’s rare, endemic and endangered plants. Now, art has been chosen as a vehicle to instil a passion for South Africa’s botanical heritage.
This collection of beautiful, distinctive botanical art pieces is intended to reach a broader audience by engaging people on an emotional level, and inspiring them to become ambassadors for conserving and promoting the Cape Floral Kingdom and the majesty of the Cape fynbos.


Duration4 hours 30 minutes
WhenAll year around
WhereBellavista Country Place, on the R43 between Stanford and Gansbaai
WeatherOperates all year around
What to WearPlease wear comfortable shoes and bring a warm jacket.
Things to BringPayment method should you wish to purchase anything on site
Guests or Spectators


Minimum Age12 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsWelcome drink at Bellavista Country Place, 1.5 hours 4x4 Botanical Tour through Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Visit of the Hannarie Wenhold Botanical Art Gallery, 3-course Botanical Lunch at Bellavista Country Place (excludes beverages)
ExclusionsTransportation to/from Bellavista Country Place, purchases of personal nature


Secure parking is available.

Customer Reviews

This is a great day our! Learning about the fynbos was amazing and Chrisroff was a great teacher! The Florilegium was awe inspiring to say the least and the day was rounded off perfectly by and wonderful lunch! - Elna

The Fynbos drive was informative with stunning views. The museum with all the artwork is beautiful, we would have liked to have more information about the background of the artists and paintings . It wasn't really a guided tour. The lunch was excellent, well presented and tasty. We enjoyed the vist to Grootbos and hope you will have more opportunities for local people to have day visits to Grootbos nature reserve. - Antoinette

We had a fantastic tour and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious forage lunch at Bellavista afterwards. Would definitely recommend it! - Flora

My three friends and I had a fabulous experience! It was a cold and rainy but Daniel and his assistant Leno took excellent care of us providing blankets, hot water bottles and large green waterproof ponchos. Daniel is an excellent guide, so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We examined many exquisite plants. Had much fun even in the rain! The tour of the Florilegium took our breath away! My friends had not been before and were stunned by the outstanding att and the vision and mission of its creation. this is my third visit I and I grow in appreciation ? We enjoyed our fynbos meal and the creativity of the menu items snd subtle flavors. - Zuzana

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