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Grootbos Nature Reserve

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Grootbos Nature Reserve in South Africa is home to a remarkable selection of flora and marine life. The reserve is located on Africa’s southern tip where the Atlantic and Indian oceans collide, resulting in one of the richest and biologically diverse marine ecosystem’s in the world, including the “Marine Big Five” – whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins. The surrounding waters boast the highest concentration of Great White Sharks in the world and hundreds of Southern Right Whales migrate to the area’s shores every year.

Rolling hills, mountains and valleys make up the Grootbos landscape. On land, learn about the Cape Floral Kingdom, home to more than three times the floral species of the Amazon Jungle, discover the bright intricate flowers of the fynbos ecosystem and explore the 1,000-year-old enchanting and indigenous Milkwood Forest.