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Five-Star Accommodation

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star hotel that is nestled between mountainous plains and the Atlantic Ocean in the Western Cape. This hotel exudes lush living with luxury accommodation, top-class restaurants, utter tranquillity in nature and invigorating activities.

From families to honeymooners and those seeking complete exclusivity, Grootbos can cater for your individual needs. Garden Lodge emanates a cosy ambience with an elegant African-inspired architecture of wooden finishing, curving lines, thatch roofs and a toasty fireplace. Forest Lodge is the epitome of sophistication with modern architecture combined with inspiration from the surrounding nature. Every self-standing suite is nestled in the lush fynbos and ancient Milkwood forest, which offers exquisite views and total privacy. For an exclusive experience the Villa is the height of indulgence with six sophisticated suites set in an expansive dwelling with a private butler, chef and guide. There are few places in South Africa that offer such varied accommodation that can cater for a wide range of interests.

Fine Dining

There are two restaurants on Grootbos, Red Indigo is the chic restaurant found in Forest Lodge while The Garden provides a sophisticated yet homely feel at Garden Lodge. Garden Lodge is child-friendly and both produce gourmet cuisine that will prove to be a timeless taste sensation. Breakfast includes a buffet of delicacies ranging from salmon and croissants, brie and crackers to fruit skewers, cereals and cold meats. Once you have ignited your appetite browse through the hot menu for a variation of a Full English Breakfast. This of course can all be enjoyed with uninterrupted views over rolling hills, pristine sand dunes and the swell of the ocean.

Lunch is another culinary delight with a new buffet and hot menu served every day. The unique feature about Grootbos is that we have our own organic farm through the Grootbos Foundation. This project for community upliftment allows our chefs to acquire fresh produce to serve only the best. The Executive Chef’s insistence on cooking with only the freshest produce can be tasted as your teeth sink into every scrumptious meal. The dinner is the most exceptional dining experience at Grootbos as all six-courses are delectable and presented with panache. To accompany your meal there is a selection of award-winning local wine.

Hotel Conference

Grootbos offers the perfect combination of being the ultimate vacation spot as well as an ideal location for a business conference. Guests can liaise with colleagues in the modern conference centre situated in Forest Lodge. The conference room is fully equipped with audio-visual and media requirements to conduct a sophisticated presentation.

Depending on how delegates would like the room set up, this creative centre can host 36 seated people up to a seated audience of 80. The location will alleviate any stress as delegates can soak up the inspiring views outside, take a hike through the fynbos to clear the mind, go for a soothing spa treatment or celebrate a successful meeting with a toast at sunset at the classy Champagne Bar. The Villa is always an exceptional option for work colleagues to stay together in such lavish settings.

Activities and Facilities

There are countless facilities and amenities that are all-inclusive to make your stay effortless and of the utmost convenience. For those travelling with children there are specialised child-minders that will happily take care of your little one/s if you need a break. There are copious amounts of activities that are geared to be invigorating and amusing for the kids. Any golf lovers will be happy to know it is only a short drive away from Gansbaai and Hermanus. Gansbaai hosts a golf course that is characterised by the indigenous coastal fynbos and Hermanus has a small selection of excellent golf courses. Land-based activities are part of the all-inclusive accommodation rate that can range from 4x4 flower safaris, horse rides through the reserve, cave tours, picnics on the beach and more.

In every suite there is air-conditioning, a warming towel rack, mini-bar, a safe, coffee-making facilities and a fireplace. Depending on the room, the en-suite bathroom can host double indoor showers, an outside shower and/or a spa bath. Guests can leisurely put on their slippers and bathrobe to walk out on their private deck, admire the majestic view and nibble on fresh fruit.

Grootbos offers all the modern comforts to be enjoyed in the breath-taking setting of this natural nirvana. This combination is what makes it one of the best hotels in South Africa.