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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Conference Venue in Gansbaai, Western Cape
Grootbos can accommodate 56 pax in total sharing. (20 in Forest Lodge and 26 in Garden Lodge) Conference facility for up to 70 Pax.
Grootbos Creative Conferencing & Events Centre offers the sophisticated corporate customer an experience out of the ordinary: State-of the-art conferencing facilities, embedded in a natural setting that will have delegates unwinding the minute their feet touch Grootbos ground. Grootbos offers modern conference facilities that can accommodate up to 60 people featuring one large conference room. The seating arrangement in the main conference room can be sub-divided into 3 smaller rooms: A ushaped seating arrangement to seat 40 delegates, cinema-style 84 delegates and boardroom-style 36 delegates. There are breakaway rooms available during the period of the conference. Bistro- great for cocktails & casual meals These rooms have plenty of wall space and are very close to the main conference facility and the lodge. All facilities are fully equipped with modern audio-visual and media requirements such as video conferencing, VOIP phones, wireless internet access, data projectors, DVD players, video and television equipment, flip charts and large white screens. Additional services such as fax, photocopying and a postal service are available with the special Grootbos Secretarial Service set out to offer a flexible service that will have you astonished.
One of the outstanding value propositions of the new Grootbos Creative Conferencing & Events Centre is that it is available for the exclusive use of the Grootbos Luxury Lodges for the duration of a conference. This allows Grootbos and the corporate client to develop a flexible itinerary with all facilities being exclusively used by the group, no matter if for strategic sessions, creative break-away or inspirational team buildings when leaving one’s comfort zone is part of the motivational experience. After a hard day of conferencing one can easily melt into the serene settings of the Nature Reserve, taking in the peace and serenity of the pool surroundings, languishing in the bar for sun-downers, indulging your literary senses in the spacious library, enjoying the breathtaking views of Walker Bay and the surrounding Klein River Mountains or taking a stroll to one of the 21 luxury suites where the delegate ends the day in one of the elegantly furnished suites. Morning and afternoon tea and coffee are served with an abundance of biscuits and freshly baked cake on the outside terrace. Lunch gourmet buffets are prepared on demand and with a variety of individual choices. An own bistro is integral part of the facility and caters for any additional mid workshop craving. Our guiding team of eight professional guides will provide an exciting programme of activities for the delegates. All of our standard guided activities are available. These include horse riding, fynbos and forest walks on the reserve, coastal cliff and beach tours. We have also devised special programmes including visits to Klipgat cave, barge trips on the Stanford River, boat trips to Dyer Island to view the Seals and Penguins, boat-based whale watching (June - November) or boat trips to view the great white sharks.
Special team-building activities can be arranged to suit the needs of your company and the goals of your conference. These include tailor made strategic treasure hunts, orienteering exercises and beach olympics. These activities are based on the reserve, the beach and in the surrounding area. Themed evenings such as drumming, live music, motivational speakers, year end functions and parties are arranged to make the stay at Grootbos a success for every company’s requirements.