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A Melting Pot of Biodiversity, Culture
and Natural Wonder

3500 Hectares of pristine wilderness
100 Endangered plant species
907 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 3500 hectares of botanical and wildlife treasures.

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Our Luxury Accommodation

Blending harmoniously into the pristine natural environment, our unique lodges and private villas offer the ultimate in luxury and style.

Important Notice

The rebuild of Garden Lodge been completed and is open to guests. Bookings are now open and we look forward to welcoming you to our newly built Garden Lodge.

Forest Lodge
Serene

Forest Lodge

Surrounded by an ancient milkwood forest on one side and fragrant fynbos on the other, Forest Lodge offers a relaxing and tranquil experience. The 16 spacious and exquisitely decorated suites provide the perfect retreat to connect with nature and loved ones while soaking up the stunning panoramic views.

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Garden Lodge
Vibrant

Garden Lodge

The spacious and elegant Garden Lodge with its floor-to-ceiling windows create a feeling of being connected with the pristine nature outside. Enjoy one of the best views in Africa from the luxurious lounge area and dine amongst some of South Africa’s finest wines in our brand-new wine cellar.

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Private Villas
Exclusive

Private Villas

Our two secluded villas offer unparalleled luxury and privacy with expansive views over Walker Bay and the pristine fynbos of Grootbos. The 4-bedroom and 6-bedroom villas both boast state-of-the-art amenities and world-class personalised service. Be treated to superb culinary delights by your private chef and butler, while your private guide creates once-in-a-lifetime experiences tailor-made to your desires.

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Testimonials

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

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

Ryan Danz - United States

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

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

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.

EXPLORE CULINARY EXPERIENCE

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.

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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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Join us at Grootbos with the Spring Splendour Special - Exclusively for South Africans

Spring Splendour Special: R5,450 pp/pn sharing (50% discount on normal rate, 50% off spa treatments and complimentary bottle of Creation Merlot) 

What's new at Grootbos - New Garden Lodge and Florilegium

The last year has been a busy one at Grootbos. We rebuilt our beloved Garden Lodge entirely and re-opened it in April 2022. We also officially launched the Grootbos Florilegium - Africa's first contemporary florilegium - which is a collection of botanical illustrations created by local and international artists, depicting the charismatic plants found on our reserve and the surrounding regions.

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