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Five-Star Resort

Set in the Overberg Region of the Western Cape, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve emanates all the qualities of a five-star resort. Located in the midst of a lush fynbos valley there are sweeping views over majestic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean that will take your breath away. 

 Guests can choose between any one of our suites from the African-inspired Garden Lodge, chic Forest Lodge or luxurious Villa. Each one offers lush living with a spacious bedroom, modern en-suite bathroom, separate lounge and private deck. Standing on the deck will elicit total tranquillity as you absorb the silence and natural beauty around you. Garden Lodge is child-friendly and welcomes families with open arms. There is an Activities Room to keep the little ones busy as well as dozens of activities run by specialised child-minders that can take care of them when you need a break. Forest Lodge is the ideal accommodation for couples and anyone looking for luxury in peace and harmony. Every lodge has a swimming pool that is perfect for lounging with a cocktail or glass of bubbly while the sun dips below the horizon and paints the sky a myriad of colours. 

The coastline along Gansbaai hosts some epic beaches that are perfect for a meander down the long stretch of sand or to explore some intriguing limestone caves. The beach of Walker Bay is unspoiled and generally secluded so feel free to do as you please with kilometres of sand to yourself. You can walk the length of this coastal gem with a specialised guide that can explain the unique ecosystem on a rejuvenating excursion. During the months of July to December the waters become filled with the playful notions and grunts of the Southern right whales. It is a truly jaw-dropping sight to behold. 

An All-inclusive Holiday

Grootbos is an all-inclusive resort that can cater for your every whim, so much so that it is unnecessary to leave this self-contained establishment! There are two five-star restaurants to prepare gourmet delights that will tantalise your palate. Breakfast and lunch consist of a buffet of cold delicacies with a hot menu that is scrumptious. Dinner is sensational with a six-course extravaganza that can be accompanied by a glass of local wine. For a taste of shopping there is a curio shop filled with quality items that can be purchased at your leisure. Plenty of activities keep guests happy during their luxury vacation. For those with an itch for adventure there is horseback riding, invigorating hikes, year round shark cage diving, 4x4 flower safaris, scenic flights and ancient caves to explore. The view itself can make every moment feel relaxing but to enhance the tranquillity you can have a spa treatment, a picnic on the beach or a toast to the serene setting lounging on one of the many deck chairs.

The price of your stay is all-inclusive as it encompasses a night in the luxury accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, most land based activities, an experienced guide to accompany you and transfers to and from activities. On arrival you will be handed a welcome and warm towel to wipe away the fatigue with fresh fruit waiting in your suite. To see full list of what’s included, click HERE.


Grootbos is the idyllic destination for a wedding because of its dramatic destination and the passion for detail the staff possess. The colourful flowers of the fynbos will mimic the love that is blooming between you and your loved one while the picturesque scenery will be the perfect backdrop. You can choose to say your vows to one another in four exquisite settings. It is possible to walk down a red carpet amidst the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom with the unique fynbos surrounding you and your guests. If it was always your dream to feel the sand between your toes when you looked your loved one in the eyes, then one of our pristine beaches can make that dream a reality. Have your wedding in an ancient Milkwood Forest that will create an enchanting ambience amidst gnarled branches and lanterns hanging from the branches. If the weather is not permitting however, the banquet team will be happy to set up a grand wedding in one of our elegant lodges. From inside the lodges there are sweeping views of Walker Bay Nature Reserve and Hermanus. It is one of the best resort wedding destinations in South Africa due to this exceptional setting. 

Experience this luxurious eco-resort nestled in the Western Cape that offers a thrilling holiday in a surreal destination. It is the unique flora and fauna, attention to the finer details and the infectious passion of the Grootbos family that will make for an unforgettable experience.