A FAMILY ADVENTURE IN PARADISE
Join us for the ultimate family experience in Africa
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People. Plants. Places.

Enjoy educational and inspirational activities on a family holiday.

MORE PLANT SPECIES THAN THE AMAZON
100 ENDANGERED PLANT SPECIES
4 SPECIES THAT EXIST NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD
ANCIENT MILKWOOD FORREST KNOWN TO GROW OVER 1000 YEARS OLD
MARINE BIG FIVE
6 MAMMALS OF CONSERVATION CONCERN

Awards & Mentions

National Geographic
The 101 Best Hotels in the World
Best Family Hotel in the world
2013 - Best Hotel
Finalist: Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Progressive, natural, inclusive

We go beyond simply conserving this pristine wilderness, we call home. We’re constantly researching, innovating and pioneering new ways of doing things and winning many eco awards along the way.

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Family-oriented accommodation

All of our accommodation has been designed to accommodate families without compromising on style or luxury.

Garden Lodge
Learn in luxury

Garden Lodge

Built with families in mind, Garden Lodge is an adventurous wonderland for kids and a tranquil escape for parents. The kids will love our forest-inspired playroom, with its indoor and outdoor entertainment areas while the exciting kids programme will keep the little ones engaged in fun activities under the care of our professional child-minders. 

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Forest Lodge
Serene

Forest Lodge

Surrounded by an ancient milkwood forest on one side and fragrant fynbos on the other, Forest Lodge offers a relaxing and tranquil experience. The 16 spacious and exquisitely decorated suites provide the perfect retreat to connect with nature and loved ones while soaking up the stunning panoramic views.

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Private Villas
Exclusive

Private Villas

Our two secluded villas offer unparalleled luxury and privacy with expansive views over Walker Bay and the pristine fynbos of Grootbos. The 4-bedroom and 6-bedroom villas both boast state-of-the-art amenities and world-class personalised service. Be treated to superb culinary delights by your private chef and butler, while your private guide creates once-in-a-lifetime experiences tailor-made to your desires.

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Testimonials

A wonderfully relaxed weekend at Grootbos. We did the horse riding and the beach picnic which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Lyle Muller - South Africa

A fantastic resort that also caters for children. We had our eight year old and it had the feel of a stylish resort which was exceedingly child friendly.

Stella M - Australia

Tranquil beauty - we enjoyed horseback riding, 4x4 tour, caves, whale watching, the spa and of course the food. There were other activities offered but our kids loved the horses.

Wesley Bewick - Gabon

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

Grootbos is the perfect place if you simply want to relax, enjoy a spa treatment, lie by the pool and soak in the gorgeous surroundings.

Michelle M - South Africa

Creative Experiences at Grootbos

What better way to create lifelong memories with your family than by experiencing the diversity of this unique region. 

Family-friendly food and drink

At Grootbos, we take everyone into account – serving welcome kiddie drinks and offering delicious options from the kids’ menu. Parents can indulge in culinary delights made from fresh local ingredients.

Interactive and playful dining experiences

Collect your own eggs for breakfast, make pancakes and waffles together or eat popcorn with a movie as a family. Relish in gourmet dinners or fulfilling buffets made by our skilled and passionate chefs.

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Award-winning wines. Authentic experiences.

Savour the stories behind the wines themselves as you learn more about the wine farms on our doorstep and the superior vintages they produce. Go on a guided farm tour, enjoy a delectable food and wine pairing, or simply spend time learning from our experienced sommelier.

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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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Join us at Grootbos with the Spring Splendour Special - Exclusively for South Africans

Spring Splendour Special: R5,450 pp/pn sharing (50% discount on normal rate, 50% off spa treatments and complimentary bottle of Creation Merlot) 

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.

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