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Grootbos Nature Reserve, South Africa
The name Grootbos, an Afrikaans word meaning Big Forest, comes from the presence of the ancient native milkwood forests in the reserve. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve stretches over a territory of 2500 hectares (2.5km²), and has astonishing views of Walker Bay to Cape Point during the day and Gansbaai at night. Grootbos is situated between two of the greatest draws on South Africa's southern coast: Cape Town and the Garden Route. It is home to the ‘Marine Big Five,' making it an ideal destination for deep-sea adventurers.
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Best Time to Visit Grootbos
Best months to visit: Peak seasons months are from July to October.
Months that can be avoided:
Wildlife of Grootbos
Wildlife at Grootbos includes:
Great white sharks, southern right whales, Cape fur seal, penguin, dolphin, sunbird, common duiker, Cape grysbok, steenbok, grey rhebok, bushbuck, klipspringer, antelope, honey badger, porcupine, caracal, stripped polecat, small-spotted genet, paradise flycatchers, southern tchagras, Knysna Woodpeckers, black harriers and southern boubous
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is best known for The Marine Big 5.