Our rates include all meals for the duration of your stay, and a variety of land-based guided adventures. For more details please see the What's Included section below the rates table.

Spring Splendour Special


Valid from 01 September to 10 December 2022

Tucked between mountain, forest and sea, Grootbos is your gateway to experiencing the wonders of spring. Step into this natural haven and discover the beauty of the Cape Floral Kingdom and the pristine coastline of Walker Bay through our immersive guided experiences, luxurious accommodation and heart-warming hospitality.

Book your Spring Splendour stay at the new Garden Lodge, the contemporary Forest Lodge or one of our exclusive Grootbos Villas. 

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Our rates are Full-board and also include many of the reserve activities. Take a look at the panel below to see what is included in our rate

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Luxury Suite
Garden Lodge, Forest Lodge
High Season (16 Jul 2022 - 15 Dec 2022)

Price per Night

2 Adults R 21 000
1 Adult R 15 750
Peak Season (16 Dec 2022 - 10 Jan 2023)

Price per Night

1 Adult R 17 250
2 Adults R 23 000
High Season (11 Jan 2023 - 30 Apr 2023)

Price per Night

1 Adult R 15 750
2 Adults R 21 000
Family Suite
Garden Lodge
High Season (16 Jul 2022 - 15 Dec 2022)

Price per Night

2 Adults and 3 Children Sharing From
R 36 750
Peak Season (16 Dec 2022 - 10 Jan 2023)

Price per Night

2 Adults and 3 Children Sharing From
R 40 250
High Season (11 Jan 2023 - 30 Apr 2023)

Price per Night

2 Adults and 3 Children Sharing From
R 36 750
Room Type Occupancy High Season (16 Jul 2022 - 15 Dec 2022) Peak Season (16 Dec 2022 - 10 Jan 2023) High Season (11 Jan 2023 - 30 Apr 2023)
Price per Night Price per Night Price per Night
Luxury Suite (Garden Lodge, Forest Lodge) 2 Adults R 21 000 R 23 000 R 21 000
1 Adult R 15 750 R 17 250 R 15 750
Family Suite (Garden Lodge) 2 Adults and 3 Children Sharing From
R 36 750
R 40 250
R 36 750
Looking for an exclusive experience? Find out more about our Private Villas

Your Stay Includes


Feel connected to the vivid landscapes and pristine natural surroundings when staying in the luxurious freestanding suites. Sink into the splendour of the endless views from your private freestanding private suite, each with its own private deck, fireplace and outdoor shower.


Start each day with a hearty and delicious breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients. Freshly baked bread, freshly squeezed juices and a variety of fresh fruit. Our executive chef, Benjamin Conradie is ready to cater to any specific tastes and requirements.


Refuel and recharge with a delicious seasonal menu, and you will be ready to explore for the rest of the day. All of our dishes are made from the freshest ingredients sourced straight from our organic farm and from the local harbours.


A bountiful local produce from Growing the Future farm provides Head Chef Ben Conradie and his team with only the best ingredients. They have mastered the culinary art of enhancing natural flavours to create mouth-watering selections for an exquisite journey in taste sensations.


Transfers to/from both included and additional activities are included in your rate. Airport transfers can be arranged with reservations prior to arrival at an additional cost.


Head out into the fynbos on foot with your expert nature guide. Discover the deep ancient Afro-Montane or nearby ancient Milkwood forests and marvel at this natural wonderland and all it has to offer.


Horse riding on the reserve, for both experienced and non-experienced riders.


Mount up and explore the 3 500 hectare reserve on horseback with our experienced equestrian guides on hand. Every competency level can be catered for and pony rides for the kids are always a hit.


Explore the nearby coastal limestone caves with your guide on hand to explain the remarkable stories behind the early dwellers of these caves. The Klipgat cave is an example of early human dwellings dating back to the Middle and late Stone Age.


Mark the end of another day in paradise from one of our sundowner spots high up on the reserve with endless vistas in every direction or on ‘Piano’ Rock as you sip your favourite drink to crashing of the waves and the breaching of the Southern Right Whales.

Let us help you create a magical African journey
Inclusions and exclusions


  • Accommodation in freestanding luxury suites
  • Welcome drink served upon arrival
  • Water, soft drinks, tea and coffee, minibar
  • Fresh fruit daily in suite
  • Light lunch
  • 5-course dinner
  • Breakfast buffet with full English breakfast menu
  • Horse riding for non- and experienced riders through the reserve (please note that the weight limit is 90kg/198lbs per person/ children under the age of 12 are only allowed on guided pony rides)
  • Guided walks including fynbos nature tours and Milkwood walks
  • Nature, marine & coastal drives and walks including the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders cliff walk, Klipgat Cave combined with seasonal land-based whale watching (whale watching especially during June – December)
  • Bird-watching: experience a great variety of bird species on the reserve
  • Various maps of the reserve and the area for self-guided walks
  • Transfers to/from all activities


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Spa Treatments, boat trips, scenic flights, quad biking, beach horse riding (please note that the boat trips do not operate on the 25th and 31st of December as well as the 01st of January each year!!!)
  • Items of a personal nature (telephone calls, items bought from the Grootbos Gallery or Gift Shop)

ADDITIONAL TOURS AND SERVICES (for the guest’s own account):

We can arrange additional services and tours in advance or during the guest’s stay:

  • Boat trip to Dyer Island combined with seasonal whale watching (June – December).
  • Shark cage diving
  • Scenic flights
  • Beach horse riding
  • Day trip to Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of Africa
  • Shopping excursions to Hermanus
  • Wine tasting at a wine estate
  • Golfing excursions
  • Road and air transfers (own landing strip) from Cape Town

Booking policies


  • Rates include VAT @ 15% and are quoted in SA Rand (subject to changes).
  • Rates exclude Conservation Levy of R 200.00 per adult per night
  • All reservations require a 25% deposit upon confirmation of the booking to be paid within 7 days. Grootbos reserves the right to cancel the booking should payment not be received.
  • Final payment needs to be made 45 days prior to guests’ arrival. Grootbos reserves the right to cancel the booking should payment not be received.
  • For last minute reservations, full payment is required upon confirmation!
  • All requests, confirmations and cancellations only valid if in writing.
  • Provisional bookings will only be held for 7 days as stated on the provisional confirmation; thereafter the booking will automatically be released.
  • Rates are not guaranteed until the booking is confirmed.
  • We strongly recommend a minimum stay of 2 nights throughout the year.
  • No pets allowed.
  • All suites are non-smoking.
  • Preferred Credit Cards: VISA, Mastercard & AMEX (no Diner’s Club Cards accepted)

(not applicable for the Villas – Terms & Conditions for the Villas are available on request )


Only written cancellations will be accepted; please ensure you receive acknowledgement of cancellation from our Reservations Department.

The cancellation fee is a percentage of the full accommodation account.

  • Up to 46 days prior to travel: 5% cancellation fees
  • 45 – 21 days prior to travel: 35% cancellation fees
  • 20 – 0 days prior to travel: 100% cancellation fees

Please note that 100% cancellation fee will be charged should you decide to depart earlier while staying with us. Should you cancel your booking more than 30 days prior to arrival, please note that a 6% credit card charge will be deducted from your original deposit paid. This only applies for deposits paid by credit card.

Peak Season (16 December – 10 January):

  • An initial non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s accommodation and conservation levy to be paid by latest 30th June.
  • The balance of the payment is due by 1st September. No refund will be granted for cancellations thereafter.
General policies


Check in time is 14h00, but you are welcome to arrive at Grootbos any time and make use of our facilities. Early arrivals are subject to availability and are charged at an additional cost.

Check out time on the day of departure is 11h00. Late departures are subject to availability and are charged at an additional cost. If we are unable to accommodate your request for a late check-out, we will gladly store your luggage whilst you enjoy your day at Grootbos Nature Reserve.


  • No pets allowed.
  • All suites are non-smoking.
  • We strongly recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year.


  • Transfers can be arranged with Reservations on request at an additional cost.
  • All transfers are handled by accredited car hire and charter companies.
  • All transfers must be arranged prior to arrival.


Shark Cage Diving, Whale Watching Boat Trip, Scenic Flights, Quad Biking, Beach Horse Riding, Wine Tours:

Any cancellations within 24 hours will incur a cancellation fee of 100%.

As such, please advise your Grootbos guide more than 24 hours notice so that this cancellation fee will not affect you.

Spa Treatments:

A 50% cancellation fee will apply for treatments cancelled less than three hours in advance.


We strongly recommend that every guest is adequately covered by comprehensive travel and medical insurance covering at least injury, death, medical costs, emergency evacuation, repatriation, loss of or damage to personal belongings (due to theft or otherwise) and cancellation.

Important NOTE: Please familiarise yourself with South Africa’s new requirements for travelling with children


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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.

Click below to learn more about these exciting developments.

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