Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Tailored Just For You

Our personal travel specialists go above and beyond to give you the best luxury experience, and every holiday we create is tailored just for you by our experts.

‘Award-winning, Family Friendly Pristine Wilderness’
A wonderland of exploration will greet you at Grootbos from the second you arrive with the warmest of welcomes; accommodation is totally luxurious, stylish and offers more than ample space. Families are given exceptional consideration with caring staff who take time and effort to ensure every member enjoys their visit to the full.

In Our Opinion

‘This is the sort of place that is hard to describe in words, chiefly because the highlights of your holiday will be the amazing hospitality, extensive activities and delicious food. For those who really want an African experience that will remain with them forever then trust Grootbos to exceed your expectations’

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Forest Lodge

An architectural masterpiece of sophistication and contemporary design; the 16 luxurious freestanding forest Lodges are set within a 1500-year old Milkwood Forest and afford spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.


  • Romantic canopy bed
  • Finest linen and down quilts
  • Spacious tiled sunny bathroom with double basins
  • Double showers and/or baths
  • Separate lounge
  • Cosy fireplace
  • Private wooden deck
  • DSTV
  • Telephone

Garden Lodge One Bed Classic Suite

Spacious one bed suite with a separate lounge overlooking Walker Bay


  • 75-85sqm
  • Spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Separate lounge
  • Cosy fireplace
  • Private outside deck
  • Overlooking Walker Bay
  • Separate bath, shower and toilet

Garden Lodge One Bed Luxury Suite

Spacious suite with separate lounge overlooking Walker Bay


  • 55-60sqm
  • Spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Separate lounge
  • Cosy fireplace
  • Private outside deck
  • Overlooking Walker Bay
  • Separate shower and toilet

Garden Lodge Two Bed Luxury Suite

Spacious two bed suite with a separate lounge overlooking Walker Bay


  • 80-90sqm
  • 2 Spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Separate lounge
  • Dining area
  • Cosy fireplace
  • Private outside deck
  • Overlooking Walker Bay
  • Separate bath (1 bed), shower and toilet
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure room safe
  • DVD player
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Minibar


The latest addition to the Grootbos portfolio this luxury villa is hidden in the natural wonderland of the reserve and enjoys 360degree views; it has 6 elegant suites, a private butler, chef and guide and offers the ultimate Grootbos experience. Offered for exclusive use only


  • 2 master suites with en-suite bathroom (bath, shower & outside shower)
  • 3 luxury bedrooms with en-suite bathroom (bath & shower)
  • 1 luxury bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only)
  • 2 lounges with satellite TV
  • 1 fully equipped kitchen with storeroom and scullery
  • Dining room
  • Breakfast area
  • 2 outside BBQ area
  • 1 inside BBQ area
  • Outside pool
  • Media room with big screen and projector
  • Fully equipped office with internet access & telephone
  • Wine cellar
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Large outside decks
  • Landing strip suitable for helicopters & small planes
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure room safe
  • DVD player
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Minibar

Grootbos offer a variety of special services and activities appropriate to the season these include:
• Horse riding stables with 16 horses for countryside and beach trekking
• Beaches and Caves tours
• Flower Safaris
• Birding tours
• Swimming pool
• Wine tours

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change
Meals at the reserve will be on a Safari Plan which varies between safari properties however most meals and sometimes drinks will be included. Please ask at time of booking

Red Indigo

Under the direction of the extensively travelled Executive Chef Duane Lewis, dining at Grootbos Nature Reserve has become a venue for culinary excellence not to mention innovation. You will find the freshest ingredients used to produce African flavours with all the excitement of European cuisine

The Garden

A charming outdoor dining venue where you may enjoy an al fresco experience accompanied by interesting wines from the cellar

Situated in Hermanus area just 160km from Cape Town on forest clad hills overlooking Walker Bay
Arranged by Grootbos the following activities are lead by specialist guides:
• Shark cage diving at Gansbaai
• Whale watching tours
• Scenic Flights (using African Wings)

Children are treated incredibly well at Grootbos, they provide an exceptionally well-thought out programme of activities that will mesmerise, thrill and educate your children, this is probably why they won Tatler’s ‘Best Family Hotel in the World’ in 2006.

Kids Kitchen
You will find special childrens menus which are nutritious and tasty; there is even a special children’s turndown service to end the day.

Located next to the stables children may explore the natural surroundings and aquaint themselves with fluffy bunnies, domestic pigs and ducks; they may collect their own eggs for breakfast and feed the horses.

Treasure Hunts
Suitable for all age groups this enthralling trip through the rainforest which is designed as a fun entertainment during which the children will not believe they are learning so much about the environment and creatures which live there

Price quoted is a guide only please click Check Live Price & Availability for up to date pricing. 2 adults sharing a room.
Other departure airports, durations and guest configurations are available when you check availability on any given date.

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