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Wind your way through our ancient Milkwood forest as you walk between your opulent suite and the lodge itself, and you’ll feel serenity settle over you like a delicate mist. With its clean lines, elegant ceilings and expansive windows, Forest Lodge is the place you retreat to for blissful contemplation or for connecting with yourself or nature.
Every meal at our Forest Lodge restaurant is planned down to the finest detail, from the herbs sprinkled delicately on top of our popular Eggs Benedict to the onion chutney we make ourselves. We use only the freshest ingredients, sourced as locally as possible, and in fact nearly half of them come from our Growing the Future food production and social upliftment project, based right here, on the reserve.
You’ll taste the difference because every meal here bursts with colour, flavour and texture. Meals at our restaurant are perfect for enjoying time with loved ones, as you gaze at the ocean views and taste award-winning wines from local producers, all recommended by our expert sommelier.
Whether you sit out on our deck in the fresh air or snuggle by the fire, you’ll enjoy a culinary and sensory experience here that you won’t soon forget.
A stay at Forest Lodge is the ultimate way to restore, destress and reconnect. Fling open the doors and let nature flood in, relax on your private wooden deck, or listen to the distant sounds of the ocean, as you feel the rest of the world melt away.
Every free standing suite is exquisitely furnished in soft natural palettes with furnishings that ooze indulgence
We had a wonderful stay at Forrest Lodge - it is very modern in design, vast rooms.
We had a suite in the Forest Lodge with a private pool. It was absolutely incredible.
Superb dinner at Forest Lodge.
Magnificent, the fynbos and the wonderful array of birds is any birdwatchers paradise not to mention the flora.
The Forest Lodges were beautiful and the views amazing.
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.
Click below to learn more about these exciting developments.See New Garden Lodge See Florilegium