Feel welcome at a unique place where conservation, relaxation and luxury have found the perfect home in Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Both local and international travellers have discovered a place of beautiful tranquillity at Grootbos, and are encouraged by the delicate and proactive relationship between man and nature.
One great experience is brought to you in the form of the classic Garden Lodge, set in a lush indigenous surrounding, and is the ideal family getaway. Or the Forest Lodge with its contemporary and modern style appealing to the cosmopolitan traveller.
Grootbos has won world wide acclaim for its conservation and social responsibility programs and offers true eco-friendly accommodation and a great way to experience the Overberg region.
- A minimum stay of 2 nights required.
- Forest Lodge accepts children over the age of 12 years.
- Garden Lodge accepts children of all ages no children under the age of 6 years may have dinner in the restaurant.
You will experience a fusion of culinary delights as well as an unforgettable combination of hospitality, friendship and professionalism while marvelling at the ever changing views over Walker Bay. Our gourmet cuisine is crafted from the finest and freshest local ingredients.
Pampering takes place in the comfort of your own suite or in our recently opened Bloom Salon. The Bloom Salon offers a vast variety of beauty treatments for guests to enjoy.
Let our expert guides at Grootbos Nature Reserve introduce you to the wonders of the Fynbos of South Africa, the mysteries of the oceans and the treasures of the beach. Discover the fascinating relationships between the insects, birds, mammals and flowering plants of this diverse ecosystem.
Smell the aromatic wild herbs, watch for exquisite birds and be awed by the scenery that surrounds you in this haven of biodiversity. Explore a meandering path through an ancient Milkwood Forest, where thousand-year-old trees send exploratory branches in search of sunlight, or visit one of the remnant Afro-Montane Forests on the reserve.
Young and old can explore this natural wonderland on foot or by 44 drive vehicle, or take a horse ride to enjoy the views from the elevation of a comfortable saddle on a well schooled horse or pony.
Outdoor eco adventures at Grootbos and in Gansbaai provide a valuable means of helping with conservation efforts whilst creating a relaxing holiday experience for our guests.
From Cape Town:
Take the N2 from Cape Town, past the Airport to Somerset West. Either follow the N2 over Sir Lowrys Pass turning on to the R43 after the Houhoek Pass, or take the R44 along the coast and turn onto the R43 to Hermanus. Drive through Hermanus, Grootbos is situated 13km past Stanford on the R43.
Grootbos is home to two 5-star sanctuaries - Garden and Forest Lodge. Set amongst ancient Milkwood trees, our eco-friendly accommodation consists of large, private one- or two-bedroom Luxury Suites.
Each free-standing suite is set in tranquil surroundings where guests have the chance to unwind amidst the splendours of nature. From each luxury suite you can admire the sunsets over the Ocean or start the day in tune with the forest birds.
Occasionally your attention will be captured by the hawks and raptors that hunt for prey in the fields below your private terrace. All suites comprise a lounge with fireplace, airy bedroom with en-suite bathroom and wooden decks with spectacular sea views.
They are equipped with extra length beds, 100% down duvets and cotton bedding, a safe, tea & coffee making facilities and minibars. Spacious, finely appointed bathrooms complete the feeling of utter indulgence. Carefully selected natural textures and colours bring the harmony of nature into your suite.
Winding pathways will guide you through some of the last Milkwood Forests in the world while strolling between your suite and the main lodges.