Gansbaai Travel Guide

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South African Family Friendly Hotel with a Shark Option

September 8, 2006 at 11:50 AM | by | ()

Grootbos is a wilderness resort in the coastal town of Gansbaai South Africa.

At Grootbos you will be able to watch some serious whale breaching with wine in hand, all from the comfort of your resort pool.  You can stay in a timber cottage near the beach or safely tucked away in the nearby forest.

Tatler ranked Grootbos among the best "Family" hotels, so feel free to pack up the kids and take them along for picnic lunches on deserted beaches, nature walks, or boat trips to a seal colony with a larger population than a small city.

Oh, and if the kids prove to be a bit too obstinate, no need to bring along the nanny, just take the brats on a 10 day shark expedition off the Gansbaai coast.  After a day or two of diving with sharks you can ask your kids over complimentary afternoon tea and fresh baked scones if they are ready to go back to Grootbos and behave themselves.  We aren't sure, but we are guessing it works every time.

[Photo: druk die knoppie]

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