A beautiful and relaxing escape in Africa

Explore rare natural wonders from our luxurious reserve and meet great people along the way.

3500 Hectares of pristine wilderness
907 Plant species: 6 newly discovered here
3 Milkwood forests over 1000 years old
The wonder of the Marine Big Five

Awards & Mentions

Innovation Awards Winner - Experience Africa
2013 - Best Hotel
Hideaway of the Year
The 101 Best Hotels in the World
Unique Lodges of the World.

Sustainable Futures

At Grootbos, we go beyond simply conserving this pristine wilderness we call home. We’re constantly researching, innovating and pioneering new ways of doing things – in order to transform the lives of community members as well as preserve 3500 hectares of botanical and wildlife treasures.

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'You' Time

Our luxurious accommodation offers the best features for that well-deserved break from everyday life.

Garden Lodge
Magical Retreat

Garden Lodge

The luxury suites at Garden lodge boast a tranquil and cosy atmosphere. Enjoy the luxurious comforts of the indoor fireplace, large bathtub and expansive views over Walker Bay. Find yourself immersed in the pristine nature that surrounds you  for an unforgettable experience. 

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Forest Lodge
Reconnect with Nature

Forest Lodge

Experience the forest’s restorative and rejuvenating power. The Forest Lodge incorporates the surrounding natural beauty for the ultimate getaway to restore your energy.

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Private Villas

Private Villas

Our two secluded villas offer unparalleled luxury and privacy with expansive views over Walker Bay and the pristine fynbos of Grootbos. The Sunbird Villa (4-bedroom) and Fynbos Villa (6-bedroom) 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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Amazing few days in glamorous wilderness resort.

Niamh G - United Kingdom

This is definitely a bucket list destination.

Linsey Caine - South Africa

The Forest Lodges were beautiful and the views amazing.

Ian Coburn - United Kingdom

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

Bruce F - Germany

Grootbos, the Cape's best kept secret. Amazing for walking, running, mountain biking, and horse riding as often as you want.

Adam F - South Africa

Meet other Like-Minded People

Go on a adventure and meet travellers from all over the world. Explore new tastes and experiences in this unique region we call home.


Tailor made deals and packages for families, honeymoons, weddings, conferences and weekend getaways

Dine in Style

Our five-star chefs will produce perfect meals for you to relax and enjoy the finer things in life.

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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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.

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