Culinary memories to savour

Food and Wine

Every mouthful. Every drop. Every glance at every view. Dining at Grootbos is an experience in its own right, with its unique combination of fresh organic produce, a world-class natural setting and our hugely experienced culinary team.

Culinary Experiences

Flavours that reflect this pristine wilderness.

Taste the spray of the sea in every forkful of your delectable fish fillet. Bite into a homemade tortellini as the flavour bursts into your mouth. Delight as you nibble on a whisky infused chocolate torte with salted caramel. Every meal at Grootbos is an exceptional dining experience packed with texture, flavour and colour.

Awards & Mentions

2013 - Best Hotel
The 101 Best Hotels in the World
Top 100 Hotels in the World

Wine Experiences

Award-winning wines. Warm welcomes.

Tantalise your tastebuds during a food and wine pairing, enjoy dinner with wines specially selected by our highly trained sommeliers or quench your curiosity by discovering more about wine-makers on a guided farm tour. Until you see the tremendous hand-picked collection of wines in our cellar, it is difficult to understand our passion for good wine.


Stunning views and great food!

Seimon Lester - United Kingdom

The food is stunning, we were able to get a private dinner in the Wine cellar, unbelievable experience on wine and food paring.

Bruno S - South Africa

Superb dinner at Forest Lodge.

Malcom Harald - South Africa

The food is absolutely superb, fine dining 3 times a day, with some very original dishes, all delicious.

Caroline Natnwich - 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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Grootbos invites you to experience our country's most precious floral biome and marine wilderness like never before. Enjoy unique guided experiences while being treated to five-star luxury at our lodges and villas.

Our Secret Season special offers South African residents an exclusive discounted rate and additional benefits. 

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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