11 January - 30 April 2023 (excluding Easter holidays)
The Grootbos Private Villa is the ideal summer escape for you, your friends and your family.
Surrounded by the biologically diverse Cape Floral Kingdom, the Grootbos Villas offer complete privacy, impeccable luxury and a dedicated team to ensure your stay is perfectly tailored to your every need.
Enjoy balmy summer evenings and breathtaking sunsets. Embrace nature’s gifts in a pristine environment while you explore what the Overberg has to offer.
Book your exclusive Grootbos Villa Stay this summer and receive 55% off the normal rate and 50% off spa treatments
Situated between mountains, forests and sea lies the luxurious Grootbos Private Villas offering a luxurious summer escape. Our dedicated Villa team will welcome you with a refreshing beverage before a delectable lunch prepared by your personal Grootbos chef is served. After you have settled into your luxurious suites, discuss the coming day’s events with your private guide.
Day 2 - Overview
Wake up to stunning sea views as the sun rises and casts a golden veil over the fynbos covered mountain. Set out on a private flower safari and get to know the flora of the celebrated Cape Floral Kingdom where life abounds this summer. End your day with a rejuvenating spa treatment in the comfort of the private villa or an afternoon enjoying the white-sand beaches on our beautiful coastline.
Day 3 - Overview
Start your day exploring the reserve on horseback riding and thereafter enjoy a family-style meal next to your private pool. For your final evening, enjoy refreshing sundowners on the beach in the Walker Bay Private Nature Reserve. Watch the summer sun’s final shining moments as it sinks down under the horizon over the Atlantic ocean.
Day 4 - Overview
Join your dedicated guide for a stroll under the ancient milkwoods, some over 1,000 years old. Feel their energy and charge yours before your departure. Finally, bid farewell to your Grootbos family, and travel home knowing we’ll be here to welcome you back when you return to make more precious memories.
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.
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.
The spacious and elegant Garden Lodge with its floor-to-ceiling windows create a feeling of being connected with the pristine nature outside. Enjoy one of the best views in Africa from the luxurious lounge area and dine amongst some of South Africa’s finest wines in our brand-new wine cellar.
The southernmost tip of Africa is a melting pot of diversity. It is known for being, the ‘Serengeti of the Sea’, home to the Marine Big 5 and the Cape Floral Kingdom. Grootbos, a 5-star Premium luxury eco-reserve is expertly tucked into the gentle slopes above this abundant coastline and offers the perfect location to explore and discover all there is on offer with a dedicated guide at hand.
Experience 5-star luxury accommodation at Grootbos this summer. Our free-standing suites are uniquely positioned to offer endless views and are the perfect place to witness this magical fynbos landscape from your private deck. The nearby exclusive Grootbos Villas are set apart and are ideal for multi-generational or group breakaways. Take the time to reconnect and enjoy quality time in complete privacy and tranquillity this Summer.
Grootbos has experiences to suit all tastes. This natural paradise is filled with remarkable treasures to explore. Whether it’s a fynbos flower safari, a private picnic feast on the reserve or a blissful beach day on Walker Bay’s untouched coastline, this unique piece of nature holds innumerable secrets to discover.
At the southern tip of Africa, where the cold Atlantic and warmer Indian oceans converge, the waters teem with abundance. Whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins all thrive in these waters, a ‘Serengeti of the Sea’. Grootbos overlooks this marine wonderland. Explore the unparalleled diversity of these remarkable waters this Summer. All activities are accompanied by a marine biologist on hand to share the fascinating science behind these remarkable ocean species.
The Cape Floral Kingdom is a World Heritage Site acknowledged for the smallest yet most diverse of the plant kingdoms and Grootbos Private Nature Reserve lies in the heart of this special ecosystem. This extraordinary landscape is bursting with an abundance of life during Summer. Invigorate the senses with a Grootbos fynbos flower safari and explore the secret paradise of this magical landscape.
Sustainability is at the very core of the Grootbos DNA. We conserve over 20,000 hectares of vulnerable landscape, home to countless rare and endangered plant, animal and bird species. Our work in our surrounding communities reaches over 10 000 lives each year through our various vocational training, youth sports for development, employability and entrepreneurship training programmes and initiatives. Share our passion for our sustainable journey with us and discover the innovative ways Grootbos conserves the critically endangered fynbos of the region and creates shared value with surrounding communities.
Food is life and the food philosophy at Grootbos embraces intimacy, sustainability, creativity and is destination dining at its very best. With an experienced chef team on hand, Grootbos menus draw inspiration from the rich biodiversity of the fynbos and the fresh local seasonal produce the region has to offer. Enjoy these sumptuous creations in the privacy of our wine cellar, from our dining area with endless views into the horizon or in one of the best venues nature has to offer under a star-studded evening sky, in an ancient Milkwood forest.
The distinguished wines of the Overberg region are influenced by the elemental characteristics of the local terroir. Our local winemakers carefully craft award-winning wines, celebrated and coveted by all. Inspired by this creative craft, Grootbos has curated a premium selection of local wines. We delight in sharing our passion for wine with our guests with a guided wine tasting experience with our expert sommelier. We tailor tastings to our guest’s interests and palates and love to showcase the region’s unique interpretations of South African varietals.
Grootbos is a protected sanctuary for three, ancient White Milkwood forests that are over 800 years old. With the warmer days of Summer, the forests transform into an oasis for birdlife, insects and small mammals foraging amongst the foliage. Explore the mysteries of these ancient forests with a dedicated guide and enjoy the peace and tranquillity these forests bring. The sun-dappled Milkwood forest is also home to our Forest spa, a perfect setting to melt the stress away.
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a rich botanical landscape of diverse ecosystems, a thriving diversity of life and home to the Marine big five. This exclusive luxury location offers nature immersed activities ranging from our Grootbos fynbos flower safari to bird watching with expert guides, to horse riding through the reserve.
The secluded Walker Bay is framed by whitewashed dunes and the start of gentle fynbos hills below Grootbos. This rich coastline is home to ancient caves, picture-perfect beaches and tidal rockpools pulsating with a myriad of scuttling creatures. Discover and explore the remarkable Walker Bay with us this Summer with immersive nature-based experiences.
The Walker Bay region is home to the most accessible of the Great White Shark colonies in the world. This fascinating apex marine predator can grow to over six meters in length and live to over 70 years. Our partner Marine Dynamics will ensure a fascinating shark experience. Take the time to learn more about these fascinating and misunderstood creatures with a life-changing marine adventure this summer.
En-route to Grootbos
We may be an unforgettable destination but the journey here is an experience in its own right. Marvel at dramatic unspoilt views, stop in at some unique attractions and absorb all the exquisite natural beauty that surrounds you.
Stony Point Penguins
Hermanus Wine Route
Stellenbosch Wine Route
Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
Kogelberg Coastal Route
Whale Coast Route
Stay at the Grootbos Private Villas this summer and indulge in culinary excellence and a variety of exclusive experiences tailored to your needs.
South African residents enjoy a 55% discount on our normal rates and 50% off spa treatments. Valid from 11 January - 30 April 2023.