A FAMILY ADVENTURE IN PARADISE

Join us for the ultimate family experience in Africa

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People. Plants. Places.

Enjoy educational and inspirational activities on a family holiday.

MORE PLANT SPECIES THAN THE AMAZON
100 ENDANGERED PLANT SPECIES
4 SPECIES THAT EXIST NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD
ANCIENT MILKWOOD FORREST KNOWN TO GROW OVER 1000 YEARS OLD
MARINE BIG FIVE
6 MAMMALS OF CONSERVATION CONCERN

Awards & Mentions

Finalist: Tourism for Tomorrow Awards
Finalist: Engaging Communities
2013 - Best Hotel
Best Family Hotel in the world
The 101 Best Hotels in the World
Progressive, natural, inclusive

We go beyond simply conserving this pristine wilderness, we call home. We’re constantly researching, innovating and pioneering new ways of doing things and winning many eco awards along the way.

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Family-oriented accommodation

All of our accommodation has been designed to accommodate families without compromising on style or luxury.

Garden Lodge
Learn in luxury
Garden Lodge

Made from natural materials, the Garden Lodge creates a warm ambience in a safe environment. Parents can relax as kids enjoy a variety of fun and educational activities in the Activities Room or play outside under the care of specialised child-minders.

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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

A wonderfully relaxed weekend at Grootbos. We did the horse riding and the beach picnic which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Lyle Muller - South Africa

Tranquil beauty - we enjoyed horseback riding, 4x4 tour, caves, whale watching, the spa and of course the food. There were other activities offered but our kids loved the horses.

Wesley Bewick - Gabon

A fantastic resort that also caters for children. We had our eight year old and it had the feel of a stylish resort which was exceedingly child friendly.

Stella M - Australia

Grootbos is the perfect place if you simply want to relax, enjoy a spa treatment, lie by the pool and soak in the gorgeous surroundings.

Michelle M - South Africa

Garden Lodge is very kiddie friendly and the staff went out of their way to make our 6 year old feel right at home.

Emma De Klerk - South Africa

Creative Experiences at Grootbos

What better way to create lifelong memories with your family than by experiencing the diversity of this unique region. 

Family-friendly food and drink

At Grootbos, we take everyone into account – serving welcome kiddie drinks and offering delicious options from the kids’ menu. Parents can indulge in culinary delights made from fresh local ingredients.

Interactive and playful dining experiences

Collect your own eggs for breakfast, make pancakes and waffles together or eat popcorn with a movie as a family. Relish in gourmet dinners or fulfilling buffets made by our skilled and passionate chefs.

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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 farm tour, enjoy a delectable food and wine pairing, or simply spend time learning from our experienced sommelier.

Explore our wine experiences

Enjoy the warmth of our hospitality