Celebrate your love in luxury and nature

Exceptional Venue

Based in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, Grootbos is in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Filled with rare plant species and ancient forests, it is the perfect setting for a beautiful wedding in nature.

Milkwood Forest
Walker Bay Nature Reserve
Standford’s Cove – De Kelders
The pool at the Garden Lodge
Reception at the Forest Lodge Wine Cellar
Reception at the Forest Lodge Boma

Awards & Mentions

Unique Lodges of the World.
Hideaway of the Year
Best Family Hotel in the world
2013 - Best Hotel
Top 100 Hotels in the World

Celebrate with Family and Friends

Choose from four different venues for the best wedding reception at Grootbos. From the Wine Cellar, the Champagne Bar, the Boma, or the Red Indigo Restaurant, you’ll enjoy a feast to the eye and the palate.

Lover's Paradise

Our luxurious accommodation offers many romantic features for that perfect escape together.

Garden Lodge
Love in Luxury

Garden Lodge

The luxury suites at our Garden lodge boast a tranquil and romantic atmosphere. Cosy up in front of the fireplace, sip champagne at sunset or enjoy a candlelit bath as newlyweds. Experience immersive activities out in nature that will inspire unforgettable moments. Take in a relaxing and rejuvenating couples wellness treatments at our new spa. The secluded and intimate setting of this lodge is the ideal destination for a romantic honeymoon.

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Forest Lodge
Nature’s Romance

Forest Lodge

Experience the forest’s restorative and inspiring power. The Forest Lodge incorporates the surrounding natural beauty inspiring harmonious and loving energies to flow.

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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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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

This is definitely a bucket list destination.

Linsey Caine - South Africa

The highlight of the best trip of our lives - We loved the location immensely!

Ryan Danz - United States

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

Bruce F - Germany

This is one of my favourite venues and I highly recommend it for any new couples looking for a wedding venue

Monica Dart - United States

Experiences at Grootbos

We’ve carefully curated a collection of one-of-a-kind experiences that reflect the diversity of this unique region we call home.

Surrender your Senses

Delight in a fine dining experience with a six-course meal in one of our five-star restaurants. A fusion of culinary delights will awaken delightful taste sensations.

Organic Culinary Experiences That Excite And Delight

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. Every mean is an explosion of flavour.

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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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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. We offer 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.

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