African warmth with an intercontinental twist
A wooden deck, terrace and superb pool
An Eden of fynbos and indigenous gardens
Endless windows enhance the natural flow

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.

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Garden Lodge

Imagine a secret garden overflowing with abundant life. Think of birdsong echoing from every corner, the scent of flowers in the air. And then imagine being given the key to that garden…such is a stay at Garden Lodge – where magic awaits you around every corner.


Lush. Welcoming. Inspiring. Step into our Garden Lodge and feel the warmth of African hospitality combined with architectural mastery. Explore the fynbos on horseback or foot, admire the striking views or simply sip on a refreshing drink at our welcoming bar.

What makes Garden Lodge so special?

Panoramic ocean and fynbos views from every angle

11 luxurious free-standing suites offer the ultimate escape

A swimming pool with dramatic ocean and fynbos views

A unique combination of African warmth combined with contemporary design

A fine dining restaurant, lounges and a barista bar

A magical boma set beneath an old Milkwood tree


  • Every meal bursts with colour, flavour and texture
  • The freshest ingredients, sourced locally
  • A unforgettable culinary and sensory experience 
  • Enjoy award-winning wines from our cellar

Whether it’s the bright green of our freshly grown micro herbs or the sunshine yellow of the egg yolk from our very own chickens, every meal at Grootbos is an explosion of colour, texture and taste. In fact, nearly half of all the ingredients we use are sourced from our Growing the Future food production and social upliftment project, based right here, on the reserve.

Whatever dish you choose, you’ll get to experience the tastes of this unique landscape and its people, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel instantly at home.


  • Curl up by the cosy fireplace or in your separate lounge
  • Strikingly furnished in a soft palate with bright jewel accents
  • Luxurious bathrooms will leave you revived and refreshed

Stroll through our fairytale gardens and discover 11 free-standing and light-filled suites that you simply won’t want to leave. Soak into a bubble bath and absorb the views and tranquillity, sink into your luxurious canopy bed or simply enjoy each other’s company in your separate lounge or on your private wooden deck.

Our rates are full-board and include many of the reserve activities. Find out more
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We had a lovely room in the Garden Lodge and enjoyed every second of our stay.

Bettina B - Germany

We stayed in the cosy Garden Lodge with its own fireplace, rain-shower and huge bed. It was an absolutely delight!

Robert Bradford - Australia

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

Garden Lodge is very kiddie friendly and the staff went out of their way to make our 6 year old feel right at home.

Emma De Klerk - South Africa

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Take a virtual tour of our Garden Lodge so you can get a feel for what sets it apart.

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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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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.