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Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve



Situated just off the R27 West Coast Road about 45 minutes' drive from Cape Town you will find the beautiful Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve. The 685 hectare Nature Reserve was proclaimed in 2002 and just 60 hectares of this property has been allocated for housing. Grotto Bay forms part of the Cape West Coast Biosphere reserve which was proclaimed by UNESCO in 2000. The Biosphere incorporates 378 000 hectares, and stretches from the mouth of the Diep River at Milnerton, covering the entire coastal lowland up to the far north to the Berg River at Velddrift. There are 459 biospheres around the world and of these 65 of them are in Africa and 4 of them are in South Africa. All Biospheres promote a balanced approach to the development of humans and the preservation of biodiversity in a particular region. The aim of the Cape West Coast Biosphere is to foster human development that is ecologically sustainable, conserve the landscape, vegetation and living species.

Grotto Bay's 685 hectares is made up of Strandveld and Sandveld bush and of course the 60 hectare housing estate. The reserve offers a variety of activities, including hiking. The breathtaking hiking trails wind their way through fynbos and along the coastline. During September (spring) the Strandveld comes alive with colourful flowers and the best way to explore these fields is on foot. The fynbos is also home to a large variety of bird life with over 150 species in the Reserve. On the hikes which take you past the water pans it is highly probable that you would see some of the buck roaming wild on the estate, including Duiker, Steenbok and Greysbok. There are also wild ostriches, tortoise and a variety of other wild life species on the reserve.

The Reserve is filled with exceptional character and breathtaking natural beauty. When free walking in the reserve visitors may discover the treasures of secret domestic disposal sites which were used by the Koisan people hundreds of years ago. Here you will find visible signs such as other artifacts left behind by these communities who lived off the land and sea. Nothing may be tampered with or removed from these sites.

It is the intent of the owners to build a Conservation Centre on the estate. This will showcase the estates treasures, hiking path details, provide information on fauna and flora and other information pertaining to this unique site.

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Vineyard Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Darling

11.6km North of center of Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

Vineyard Cottage offers self catering accommodation in Darling, Cape West Coast. Set in an elevated position; a small vineyard to the front gives one the sense of being in the Winelands while the almond trees and olive grove add to that Country feel. The

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Burgherspost Wine Estate

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Darling

19.8km East of center of Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

Burgherspost Wine Estate offers self catering chalet accommodation in the Darling area, Cape West Coast. Burgherspost and Cloof Wine Estates are nestled into the Darling Wine route at the foot of the picturesque Dassenberg Granite mountain. Our designer,

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From R 2 500,00
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Bella Capensis

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Yzerfontein

20.7km West of center of Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

Bella Capensis provides self catering accommodation in the seaside town of Yzerfontein, Cape West Coast. Bella Capensis is situated close to the quiet beaches of Yzerfontein yet high enough for panoramic views of the ocean and the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a

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Rotsvas

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Yzerfontein

23.1km West of center of Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

Rotsvas provides beachfront self catering accommodation in Yzerfontein on the Cape West Coast. Situated in the small and charming harbour town of Yzerfontein where there are a few restaurants and shops, approximately 1km away. There is a small beach in fr

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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms

Lewens-Essens B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Yzerfontein

23.2km West of center of Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

Lewens-Essens B&B offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Yzerfontein, Cape West Coast. Looking to take a break from the rush of the city? Then come and relax in Yzerfontein - a jewel on the West Coast. At Lewens Essens B&B you can savor the unobstructe

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From R 800,00
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Lugkasteel

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Yzerfontein

23.3km West of center of Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

Lugkasteel offers visitors to the seaside town of Yzerfontein, Cape West Coast, with self catering accommodation. Situated on the peninsula of Yzerfontein (a small town within easy reach of Cape Town) where nature provides the entertainment. Here you can

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From R 350,00
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Two Owls Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melkbosstrand

26.8km South East of center of Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

Two Owls Guest House provides accommodation on a bed and breakfast in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town. Melkbostrand a quiet village and the gateway to the West Coast. No crowded beaches, all the fishing, boating and surfing you care for. Away from the hustle and

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Quest Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melkbosstrand

27.0km South East of center of Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

Quest Bed & Breakfast is situated in Melkbosstrand, a beautiful seaside village on the north-western fringe of the Cape Town Metropolis. Melkbosstrand is aptly considered the gateway to the West-Coast and is well known for its tranquillity, wide white bea

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14 Big Bay Beach

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

31.8km South East of center of Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

This up-market holiday apartment is situated directly opposite Robben Island in Bloubergstrand and offers 2 bedrooms (1 double bed and 2 single beds), full bathroom (shower, bath, toilet and basin), fully equipped open plan kitchen/lounge.

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From R 750,00
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118 Big Bay Beach Club

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Big Bay

31.8km South East of center of Grotto Bay Private Nature Reserve

This self-catering two-bedroom apartment is in a 24 h security holiday resort. It offers easy access to the beautiful white beaches of Bloubergstrand from where you can enjoy the unmatched views of Table Mountain.

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