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A Melting Pot of Biodiversity, Culture
and Natural Wonder

2500 Hectares of pristine wilderness
100 Endangered plant species
868 Plant species: 7 species new to science discovered here
3 Milkwood forests over 1000 years old
The wonder of the Marine Big Five
Over 23 mammal species found on the reserve

Awards & Mentions

Best Hotel in South Africa - The Gold List 2022
Best Family Hotel in the world
Hideaway of the Year
Top 100 Hotels in the World
2013 - Best Hotel
The 101 Best Hotels in the World
Finalist: Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Progressive. Natural. Inclusive.

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.


Our Accommodation

All of our accommodation has been designed to reflect the exquisite natural setting of the Grootbos Nature Reserve, while never compromising on style or luxury.

Important Notice

Garden Lodge is being rebuilt and is currently closed to guests. Forest Lodge will remain open and will be accepting families with children of all ages until Garden Lodge re-opens in April 2022. Bookings are now open and we look forward to welcoming you to our newly built Garden Lodge from 01 April 2022.

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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Garden Lodge
A slice of heaven

Garden Lodge

Journey back to when the world was new as you explore lush landscaped gardens set amid an ancient forest. A stay at one of our eleven freestanding suites invites you to enjoy the utter comfort of your surroundings as you soak up the views and reconnect with nature and each other.

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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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The highlight of the best trip of our lives - We loved the location immensely!

Ryan Danz - United States

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

It is very difficult to put down in words what you actually experience when visiting Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. It is as if all the elements just come together and then you experience this in luxury in a natural enviroment.

Werner P - South Africa

Our accommodation in the Garden Lodge was exemplary, the cuisine outstanding and the Guided tours executed by fully trained and knowledgable guides.

Annandray Souter - United Kingdom

Sumptuous indulgence, peace and tranquility. We stayed at Forest Lodge for a couple's getaway and were thrilled with all aspects of our stay.

Lindsey Jordaan - South Africa

Experiences at Grootbos

We’ve carefully curated a collection of one-of-a-kind experiences that reflect the diversity of this unique region we call home. 

Food and Wine

At Grootbos, every single taste you savour has been carefully considered, sourced and prepared. 

Dining experiences packed with texture, flavour and colour.

Using the freshest ingredients sourced mostly from our organic farm, we create dishes that burst with goodness and delight your senses. From picnics on the beach to our legendary six-course dinners – you’ll leave with culinary memories to last a lifetime.


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 tour and experience then how our sommelier pairs these with your meal at the dinner table.

Enjoy the warmth of our hospitality

Grootbos Foundation and global recognition

Grootbos is a world leader in sustainable tourism and has been awarded some of the highest international accolades possible, making us one of only a handful of lodges to achieve this.

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Visit Grootbos and discover unparalleled luxury and immersive experiences by taking advantage of our special rates - Exclusive to South African Residents.

Find about more about our special offers of up to 45% discount off the normal rates plus value adds.