Welcome to Forest Lodge

Discover a world of luxury and serenity set amidst the beauty and mystery of an ancient Milkwood forest. The secluded suites, unique immersive experiences and world-class cuisine are enhanced by the warm hospitality and panoramic views of Walker Bay.

Built in Harmony With Nature

With the unrivalled beauty of the ancient Milkwood forest and unique fynbos found at the site of Forest Lodge, it was vital that no part of the lodge disturb the environment. The result of which is a lodge surrounded by nature, with meandering forest-lined paths and a spectacular view of the richly diverse and unique fynbos.

Unrivalled Views of Walker Bay Coastline

From Forest Lodge's elevated location, guests can enjoy unobstructed 180-degree views of the Grootbos reserve, Walker Bay, and the horizon beyond from the comfort of the lodge or suites. In addition to the lodge's various lounges and bar areas, there is also a deck where guests can enjoy unforgettable sunsets over the bay.

Serene Sensory Perfection

Our Forest Lodge is an oasis of peace and relaxation. Surrounded by an untouched Milkwood forest and the quiet, calm sounds of nature, the secluded suites and the main lodge exude a deep sense of tranquillity.  This undisturbed and blissful atmosphere is perfect for sharing unforgettable moments with your loved ones. 

What Makes Forest Lodge Special

Absolute luxury set amidst the backdrop of an ancient Milkwood forest.

16 Luxurious Freestanding Suites

Each of the spacious and opulent Forest Lodge suites nestled within the lush forest, offer unobstructed views of the breathtaking landscape and coastline.

Wellness Spa

Located in the heart of the forest, our wellness spa offers rejuvenating wellness treatments in a tranquil setting surrounded by the serenity of nature.

Charming Wine Cellar

Housing a world-class collection of wines and champagne, the cellar is also a great setting for an intimate dinner with loved ones.

Fabulous Forest Boma

Dine beneath a forest canopy laden with sparkling fairy-lights and delight in delectable cuisine served alongside the fresh scents and serene sounds of the Milkwood forest.

Infinity Pool with Panoramic Views

A large infinity pool offers uninterrupted views of the coastline as well as the surrounding landscape.

Unbeatable Sunsets

Forest Lodge's elevated position makes for one of the best locations for enjoying memorable sundowners as the African sun sets on the horizon.


Our villa was really great, a sea view straight out from the bed, a beautiful fireplace and one of the best bathrooms I've ever seen!

Chad S - United Kingdom

We had a suite in the Forest Lodge with a private pool. It was absolutely incredible.

John Cooper - United States

Forest Lodge Dining Experience

  • Contemporary and sophisticated restaurant boasting unparalleled views.
  • Intimate dining in our charming wine cellar.
  • Dine beneath the canopy of a lush Milkwood Forest

Forest lodge offers fine dining in a number of unique and luxurious settings. Experience culinary excellence at our sophisticated restaurant, charming and intimate wine cellar or the magical outdoor boma set in the heart of a Milkwood forest. 



A short meander along the forest-lined path from the lodge reveals the Forest Lodge suites, secluded and surrounded by serene nature. The exquisite and spacious suites are ideal for a tranquil and relaxing getaway.


The 16 freestanding suites are nestled between an ancient Milkwood forest and beautiful Cape fynbos offering ultimate seclusion and immersion in nature.


Take in the exquisite and uninterrupted ocean and fynbos views all from the comfort of the suite or the private deck.


The suite's stylish yet elegant decor and spacious ensuite bathroom create a luxurious and relaxing setting.


The cozy and relaxing atmosphere of the Forest Lodge suites make them ideal for a romantic getaway with your partner.

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"Enjoy restorative treatments amidst the beauty of nature."

A Tranquil Oasis

Located in the heart of the Milkwood forest is the Forest Lodge Spa. Sliding doors open out into the depth of the ancient forest and bring inside the tranquil sounds and scents. Experience rejuvenating wellness treatments while enjoying the refreshing forest air.

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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. 

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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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At Grootbos we celebrate and conserve the natural beauty of South Africa. Become immersed in the natural world with our unique experiences and indulge in unparalleled luxury at our breathtaking lodges and villas.

We welcome South Africans and invite you to experience Grootbos with our special offer.

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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