Rates

Our rates include all meals for the duration of your stay, and a variety of land-based guided adventures. For more details please see the What's Included section below the rates table.

Our rates are Full-board and also include many of the reserve activities. Take a look at the panel below to see what is included in our rate

Luxury Suite
Garden Lodge, Forest Lodge
Low Season (1 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017)

Price per Night

2 Adults Sharing R 9100
1 Adult R 6825
Mid Season (16 Jul 2017 - 15 Dec 2017)

Price per Night

2 Adults Sharing R 12800
1 Adult R 9600
High Season (16 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018)

Price per Night

2 Adults Sharing R 14800
1 Adult R 11100
Mid Season (11 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018)

Price per Night

2 Adults Sharing R 12800
1 Adult R 9600
Family Suite
Garden Lodge
Low Season (1 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017)

Price per Night

2 Adults and 3 Children Sharing R 13650
Mid Season (16 Jul 2017 - 15 Dec 2017)

Price per Night

2 Adults and 3 Children Sharing R 19200
High Season (16 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018)

Price per Night

2 Adults and 3 Children Sharing R 22200
Mid Season (11 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018)

Price per Night

2 Adults and 3 Children Sharing R 19200
6 Bedroom Villa
Private Villas, Private Villa
All Year Season (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2018)

Price per Night

1 to 4 Guests R 75000
5 to 8 Guests R 105000
9 to 12 Guests R 115000
4 Bedroom Villa
Private Villas, Private Villa
All Year Season (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2018)

Price per Night

1 to 4 Guests R 75000
5 to 8 Guests R 105000
Room Type occupancy Low Season (1 May 2017 - 15 Jul 2017) Mid Season (16 Jul 2017 - 15 Dec 2017) High Season (16 Dec 2017 - 10 Jan 2018) Mid Season (11 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018)
Price per Night Price per Night Price per Night Price per Night
Luxury Suite (Garden Lodge, Forest Lodge) 2 Adults Sharing R 9100 R 12800 R 14800 R 12800
1 Adult R 6825 R 9600 R 11100 R 9600
Family Suite (Garden Lodge) 2 Adults and 3 Children Sharing R 13650 R 19200 R 22200 R 19200
6 Bedroom Villa (Private Villas, Private Villa) 1 to 4 Guests R 75000
5 to 8 Guests R 105000
9 to 12 Guests R 115000
4 Bedroom Villa (Private Villas, Private Villa) 1 to 4 Guests R 75000
5 to 8 Guests R 105000

Your stay includes

5 Star Accommodation in Freestanding Suites

Our luxurious accommodation immerses our guests into the pristine natural surroundings for the utmost in relaxation and beauty. Each freestanding suite is unique and incorporates elegance and style and promises all the comforts our guests’ hearts desire.

Breakfast Buffet & English Breakfast Menu

Start each day with a hearty and delicious breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients. Our executive chef, Benjamin Conradie is ready to cater to any specific tastes and requirements.

3-course lunch

Our delectable three-course lunch will get you ready to set out for your afternoon adventures. All of our dishes are made from fresh ingredients sourced straight from the garden or from the local harbours.

6-course dinner

Chef Conradie takes great care in sourcing all of his ingredients and knows exactly where every morsel that goes onto your plate comes from. Our six-course dinner includes mouth-watering selections for an exquisite journey in taste sensations.

Horse Riding

One of the most unique ways to explore this beautiful reserve, horse riding across the expansive ancient forests and fynbos with panoramic views of mountain and sea makes for a truly magical experience.

Guided Walks and hikes

Experience the incredible diversity of fauna and flora at Grootbos with a walking tour along our trails. Our knowledgeable guides will take you on an inspiring journey through this ancient and unique destination filled with entertaining and interactive stories.

Nature, marine & coastal drives & walks

Explore our 765 species of flowers over 2500 hectares of pristine wilderness on one of our 4x4 safari drives or cruise along our coastal roads and look out for one or more of our famous Marine Big 5.

Transfers to/from all activities

Transfers to/from both included and additional activities are included in your rate. Airport transfers can be arranged with reservations prior to arrival for an additional cost.

Let us help you create a magical African journey

Inclusions and exclusions

RATES ARE BASED ON FULL BOARD AND INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation in freestanding suites
  • Welcome drink served upon arrival
  • Fresh fruit daily in suite
  • Breakfast buffet with full English breakfast menu
  • Light lunch
  • 6-course dinner
  • Horse riding for non- and experienced riders through the reserve (please note that the weight limit is 90kg/198lbs per person). Children under the age of 12 are only allowed on guided pony rides.
  • Guided walks including fynbos nature tours and Milkwood walks
  • Nature, marine & coastal drives and walks including the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders cliff walk, Klipgat Cave combined with seasonal land-based whale watching (whale watching especially during June – December)
  • Bird-watching: experience a great variety of bird species on the reserve
  • Various maps of the reserve and the area for self-guided walks
  • Transfers to/from all activities


RATES EXCLUDE:

All drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

  • Laundry and minibars
  • Spa treatments, whale watching boat trips, boat trips to Dyer Island, shark cage diving, beach horse riding, scenic flights, quad biking, kayaking and wine tours
  • Items of a personal nature (telephone calls, items bought from the Grootbos Gallery or Gift Shop)

ADDITIONAL TOURS AND SERVICES (for the guest’s own account):

We can arrange additional services and tours in advance or during the guest’s stay:

  • Boat trip to Dyer Island combined with seasonal whale watching (June – December).
  • Shark cage diving
  • Scenic flights
  • Beach horse riding
  • Day trip to Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of Africa
  • Shopping excursions to Hermanus
  • Wine tasting at a wine estate
  • Golfing excursions
  • Road and air transfers (own landing strip) from Cape Town

Booking policies

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • All rates are quoted rack in ZAR (South African Rand) and include VAT at 14% (rates are subject to change without notice)
  • Rates exclude Conservation Levy of R 25.00 per adult per day.
  • A 25% deposit will be required within seven days of the reservation being made.
  • Please note that the booking is not confirmed or secure until we have received the deposit. Grootbos reserves the right to automatically release any accommodation being held where the required deposit has not been received within the stated period.
  • The balance of the accommodation must be paid in advance and in full no later than 30 days prior to the guest’s arrival. Grootbos reserves the right to cancel the booking should payment not be received. Should you provide a credit card, your card will automatically be charged 30 days prior to arrival.
  • If a booking is made less than 30 days prior to the guest’s arrival full payment is required.
  • All extras to be settled at the Lodge on departure.
  • All requests, confirmations and cancellations only valid if in writing.
  • Provisional bookings will only be held for seven days as stated on the provisional confirmation; thereafter the booking will automatically be released.
  • Rates are not guaranteed until the booking is confirmed.
  • All rates & offers are subject to availability at time of booking.
  • No commission is payable on packages, special offers or value added elements; unless previously agreed by Grootbos in writing.
  • Special offers on our website are updated on a daily basis and are determined according to occupancy levels and demand and are strictly subject to availability. These rates and packages are as advertised in their entirety, are not negotiable and are non-commissionable.
  • Payment can be made by EFT or Credit Card. Our preferred Credit Cards are Visa & MasterCard (no Diner’s Club Cards are accepted)

CANCELLATION - FOREIGN INDIVIDUAL TRAVELLERS

General:

Only written cancellations will be accepted; please ensure you receive acknowledgement of cancellation from our Reservations Department.

The cancellation fee is a percentage of the full accommodation account.

  • Up to 31 days prior to travel: 0% cancellation fees
  • 30 – 25 days prior to travel: 40% cancellation fees
  • 24 – 18 days prior to travel: 50% cancellation fees
  • 17 – 11 days prior to travel: 60% cancellation fees
  • 10 – 4 days prior to travel: 80% cancellation fees
  • 3 – 0 days prior to travel: 100% cancellation fees

Please note that 100% cancellation fee will be charged should you decide to depart earlier while staying with us. Should you cancel your booking more than 30 days prior to arrival, please note that a 6% credit card charge will be deducted from your original deposit paid. This only applies for deposits paid by credit card.

Peak Season (20 December – 10 January):

  • Only written cancellations will be accepted; please ensure you receive acknowledgement of cancellation from our Reservations Department.
  • 50% of the full accommodation amount if cancellation is less than 60 days prior to arrival.
  • 100% of the full accommodation amount if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival.

General policies

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT TIMES

Check in time is 14h00, but you are welcome to arrive at Grootbos any time and make use of our facilities. Early arrivals are subject to availability and are charged at an additional cost.

Check out time on the day of departure is 11h00. Late departures are subject to availability and are charged at an additional cost. If we are unable to accommodate your request for a late check-out, we will gladly store your luggage whilst you enjoy your day at Grootbos Nature Reserve.

GENERAL

  • Forest Lodge accepts children over the age of 12 years old.
  • Garden Lodge accepts children of all ages.
  • We strongly recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year.
  • No pets allowed.
  • All suites are non-smoking.

TRANSFERS

  • Transfers can be arranged with Reservations on request at an additional cost.
  • All transfers are handled by accredited car hire and charter companies.
  • All transfers must be arranged prior to arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR ACTIVITIES NOT INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE RATE AS WELL AS SPA TREATMENTS

Shark Cage Diving, Whale Watching Boat Trip, Scenic Flights, Quad Biking, Beach Horse Riding, Wine Tours:

Any cancellations within 24 hours will incur a cancellation fee of 100%.

As such, please advise your Grootbos guide more than 24 hours notice so that this cancellation fee will not affect you.

Spa Treatments:

A 50% cancellation fee will apply for treatments cancelled less than three hours in advance.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend that every guest is adequately covered by comprehensive travel and medical insurance covering at least injury, death, medical costs, emergency evacuation, repatriation, loss of or damage to personal belongings (due to theft or otherwise) and cancellation.

Important NOTE: Please familiarise yourself with South Africa’s new requirements for travelling with children

http://www.dha.gov.za/files/Brochures/Immigrationleaflet.pdf.




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