THE PERFECT GETAWAY WITH FRIENDS IN PARADISE
A fun and exciting escape in Africa
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Unique Experiences 

Explore rare natural wonders from our luxurious reserve.

3500 Hectares of pristine wilderness
100 ENDANGERED PLANT SPECIES
907 Plant species: 6 newly discovered here
3 Milkwood forests over 1000 years old
The wonder of the Marine Big Five
6 MAMMALS OF CONSERVATION CONCERN

Awards & Mentions

Top 100 Hotels in the World
The 101 Best Hotels in the World
Innovation Awards Winner - Experience Africa
Hideaway of the Year
Unique Lodges of the World.

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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The Best in Rest and Relaxation

Our luxurious accommodation offers the best features for that ultimate time hanging out with friends.

Garden Lodge
Friendscape

Garden Lodge

Garden Lodge is the ideal destination to host travelling friends in search of adventure.  The two-bedroom luxury suites offer private en-suite bathrooms, a large living area as well as a private deck overlooking Walker Bay. Explore our pristine nature reserve and the dazzling coastal area on one of our immersive experiences. Enjoy the vibrant and intimate atmosphere of our dining area or feast on the world-class cuisine in the elegant setting of our new wine cellar.  

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Forest Lodge
Chill Out in Nature

Forest Lodge

Experience the forest’s restorative and rejuvenating power. The Forest Lodge incorporates the surrounding natural beauty for the perfect chill out time with friends.

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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

We had a wonderful stay at Forrest Lodge - it is very modern in design, vast rooms.

Caroline Natnwich - United Kingdom

Secluded without being isolated, many amazing activities are included such as horse riding, 4x4 safari and nature walks.

Amanda M - Australia

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

A spot of heaven - What a wonderful place. Food great, staff efficient, pleasant and very helpful. Views are incredible.

Bruce F - Germany

Exceptional place, we enjoyed wonderful sundowners as we watched for whales, flew above the bay to watch whales from the sky and went on a flower safari.

Charlotte Murray - United States

Adventures for a Lifetime

What better way to create lifelong memories than by experiencing the diversity of this unique region we call home. 

Friends who Dine Together

Our five-star chefs will produce perfect meals for you to relax and enjoy with friends.

Delectable Treats

Our mouth-watering selection of meals from the buffet or a la carte will always come from the freshest ingredients either sourced locally or from our organic farm.

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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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