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A Melting Pot of Biodiversity, Culture
and Natural Wonder

2500 Hectares of pristine wilderness
100 Endangered plant species
791 Plant species: 6 newly discovered here
3 Milkwood forests over 1000 years old
The wonder of the Marine Big Five
6 Mammals of conservation concern

Awards & Mentions

Best Family Hotel in the world
Hideaway of the Year
Top 100 Hotels in the World
Unique Lodges of the World.
2013 - Best Hotel
The 101 Best Hotels in the World
It's the Secret Season at Grootbos

During the months of May, June and July, the reserve gives way to its most magnificent showcasing of its rich combination of flora and fauna. The Secret Season is also a time when guests can have bespoke and unique experiences.

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Our Accommodation

All of our accommodation has been designed to reflect the exquisite natural setting of the Grootbos Nature Reserve, while never compromising on style or luxury.

Garden Lodge
A slice of heaven
Garden Lodge

Journey back to when the world was new as you explore lush landscaped gardens set amid an ancient forest. A stay at one of our eleven freestanding suites invites you to enjoy the utter comfort of your surroundings as you soak up the views and reconnect with nature and each other.

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Forest Lodge
Serene and sophisticated
Forest Lodge

Modern and minimalistic in design, the Forest Lodge has a soothing atmosphere. Relax in one of the 16 freestanding suites and absorb the beauty that surrounds you. Breathe in the fynbos-scented air and let your worries go as nature works its magic.

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Private Villas
Exclusive and unsurpassed
Private Villas

Our two private villas are the last word in secluded luxury, offering unforgettable experiences to our discerning guests. With intuitive service provided by your own private chef, butler and nature guides, your every need will be met in a home-away-from-home environment of unsurpassed quality.

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Testimonials

Sumptuous indulgence, peace and tranquility. We stayed at Forest Lodge for a couple's getaway and were thrilled with all aspects of our stay.

Lindsey Jordaan - South Africa

Our accommodation in the Garden Lodge was exemplary, the cuisine outstanding and the Guided tours executed by fully trained and knowledgable guides.

Annandray Souter - United Kingdom

It is very difficult to put down in words what you actually experience when visiting Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. It is as if all the elements just come together and then you experience this in luxury in a natural enviroment.

Werner P - South Africa

Grootbos, the Cape's best kept secret. Amazing for walking, running, mountain biking, and horse riding as often as you want.

Adam F - South Africa

The highlight of the best trip of our lives - We loved the location immensely!

Ryan Danz - United States

Experiences at Grootbos

We’ve carefully curated a collection of one-of-a-kind experiences that reflect the diversity of this unique region we call home. 

Food and Wine

At Grootbos, every single taste you savour has been carefully considered, sourced and prepared. 

Dining experiences packed with texture, flavour and colour.

Using the freshest ingredients sourced mostly from our organic farm, we create dishes that burst with goodness and delight your senses. From picnics on the beach to our legendary six-course dinners – you’ll leave with culinary memories to last a lifetime.

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Award-winning wines. Authentic experiences.

Savour the stories behind the wines themselves as you learn more about the wine farms on our doorstep and the superior vintages they produce. Go on a guided tour and experience then how our sommelier pairs these with your meal at the dinner table.

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Enjoy the warmth of our hospitality