Scenic and thrilling routes

Mountain Biking

Feel the rush as you dash through the lush vegetation and pristine wilderness Grootbos calls home.

Explore our unbeaten mountain biking routes

To explore Grootbos on a mountain bike is an exhilarating experience unlike any other. Experience the breathtaking views of fynbos-clad hills, vineyards with blue dams and the mesmerizing coastline of Walker Bay and get ready for the most scenic ride of your life.

For the novice rider, bikes are available at the lodge to use. Experienced riders are welcome to bring along their mountain biking gear. For a leisurely pace, cruise along the double-track routes or explore the single-track routes for a more adventurous ride.

After a fun-filled day on the reserve, arrive at the lodge and be pampered by the warm hospitality while celebrating your conquest of the day. Relax and unwind in your luxury suite with panoramic views of Walker Bay.

  • Thrilling MTB routes and spectacular panoramic views
  • Guided rides available on request
  • Trails are all well-maintained and clearly marked
  • Be immersed in nature as you ride amongst unique fynbos

From Our Expert Guides

Bongani Mjokweni
"Riding through the vibrant fynbos on these exciting trails is an indescribable feeling!"


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

John Cooper - United States

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
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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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.

Click below to learn more about these exciting developments.

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