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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.
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.
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.
Each of the spacious and opulent Forest Lodge suites nestled within the lush forest, offer unobstructed views of the breathtaking landscape and coastline.
Located in the heart of the forest, our wellness spa offers rejuvenating wellness treatments in a tranquil setting surrounded by the serenity of nature.
Housing a world-class collection of wines and champagne, the cellar is also a great setting for an intimate dinner with loved ones.
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.
A large infinity pool offers uninterrupted views of the coastline as well as the surrounding landscape.
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!
We had a suite in the Forest Lodge with a private pool. It was absolutely incredible.
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.
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.
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.
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