Think Grootbos and you think whales, seals, sharks and stunning Cape fynbos. But now there’s even more: a leopard has been captured on camera roaming the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Cape Overberg!

Jeannine McMannus of the Landmark Foundation is doing her PhD with the University of Witwatersrand, and as part of her research, she has set up cameras in the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in order to gather knowledge that will help protect leopards and safeguard their ecological importance. Just four days after setting up her cameras at Grootbos, she captured a leopard on film. Apparently he is in mint condition. See Video Footage.

Jeannine’s cameras will remain in place for 15 or so more weeks, so we eagerly await further updates.

Aside from its enthusiastic and committed partipation in ecological initiatives like this one, Grootbos provides 5-star accommodation and hospitality at its two stunning lodges up on the hillside above Walker Bay. Fynbos drives, forest walks, guided marine tours, land- and boat-based whale watching are just some of the wonderful activities guests can enjoy in a truly spectacular part of the Western Cape.

Mail our Getaway Consultants for more information, or call 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).