Explore rare natural wonders from our luxurious reserve and meet great people along the way.
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
Innovation Awards Winner - Experience Africa
2013 - Best Hotel
Hideaway of the Year
The 101 Best Hotels in the World
Unique Lodges of the World.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.