THE ULTIMATE RETREAT IN PARADISE

A beautiful and relaxing escape in Africa

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Explore rare natural wonders from our luxurious reserve and meet great people along the way.

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

Innovation Awards Winner - Experience Africa
2013 - Best Hotel
Hideaway of the Year
The 101 Best Hotels in the World
Unique Lodges of the World.
Sustainable Futures

At Grootbos, we go beyond simply conserving this pristine wilderness we call home. We’re constantly researching, innovating and pioneering new ways of doing things – in order to transform the lives of community members as well as preserve 2500 hectares of botanical and wildlife treasures.

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'You' Time

Our luxurious accommodation offers the best features for that well-deserved break from everyday life.

Garden Lodge
Magical Retreat
Garden Lodge

Our spacious suites offer the best in relaxation and rejuvenation. Kick back and relax by the fireplace or enjoy the view from your private deck.

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Forest Lodge
Reconnect with Nature
Forest Lodge

Experience the forest’s restorative and rejuvenating power. The Forest Lodge incorporates the surrounding natural beauty for the ultimate getaway to restore your energy.

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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

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

A spot of heaven - What a wonderful place. Food great, staff efficient, pleasant and very helpful. Views are incredible.

Bruce F - Germany

The Forest Lodges were beautiful and the views amazing.

Ian Coburn - United Kingdom

This is definitely a bucket list destination.

Linsey Caine - South Africa

Amazing few days in glamorous wilderness resort.

Niamh G - United Kingdom

Meet other Like-Minded People

Go on a adventure and meet travellers from all over the world. Explore new tastes and experiences in this unique region we call home.

FOOD AND WINE

Tailor made deals and packages for families, honeymoons, weddings, conferences and weekend getaways

Dine in Style

Our five-star chefs will produce perfect meals for you to relax and enjoy the finer things in life.

Our mouth-watering selection of meals from the buffet or a la carte will always come from the freshest ingredients either sourced locally or from our organic farm.

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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.

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Enjoy the warmth of our hospitality