As the buds of spring start bursting into blossom, we too feel the urge to reawaken and what better way to refresh the spirits than a luxurious getaway in nature. If you’d like to avoid the hordes heading up the West Coast, we’d recommend Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Walker Bay region. Only 2 hours from Cape Town and 30 minutes from Hermanus, Grootbos is a five-star eco-paradise that preserves 2500 hectares of the Cape Floral Kingdom. With sweeping mountain and sea views, the magnificent lodge at Grootbos is the perfect place to unwind and immerse yourself in beauty and comfort. The good news is that Grootbos has recently listed both Avondale’s La Luna and Anima wines, which can be enjoyed while relaxing on the expansive deck at sunset or paired with the fine contemporary cuisine at dinnertime. There’s plenty on offer with 4X4 flower safaris, whale-watching, beaches, scenic flights, wine tours and a sumptuous spa.