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Grootbos Nature Game Reserve, Western Cape
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Grootbos is known for its incredible cuisine and selection of good wines, a premier marine & flora destination. It is the only lodge in South Africa with the marine big 5; Whales, White Sharks, Penguins, Seals and Dolphins. At Grootbos Private Nature Reserve you will feel welcomed to a truly unique place where conservation, luxury and relaxation have found the perfect balance to create a home for serenity.

Room Category Nights Meal Basis* Validity dates Price per Person**
Luxury Suite 1 FB 1 May - 15 July '20 R6 300
Luxury Suite 1 FB 16 July - 15 December '20 R8 650
*FB = Full Board; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
**Package price based on self drive; please enquire for package offers including flights.
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as specified
  • Selected activities 
  • All South Africa taxes (subject to change)
  • Return flights and transfers
  • All drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visas (if required), Travel and Medical Insurance
Rate Includes:
  • Accommodation in freestanding suites
  • Welcome drink served upon arrival
  • Water, soft drinks, tea and coffee, minibar
  • Fresh fruit daily in suite
  • Breakfast buffet with full English breakfast menu
  • Light lunch
  • 5-course dinner
  • 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 July – 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
Rate Excludes:
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Spa Treatments, whale watching boat trips, boat trips to Dyer Island, Shark Cage Diving, beach horse riding, scenic flights, quad biking, kayaking, wine tours
  • Items of personal nature (telephone calls, items bought from the Grootbos Gallery).
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 (July – December).
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Scenic Flights
  • Beach Horse Riding
  • Quad Biking
  • 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
  • Private Guide & Vehicle: R 3000.00 per day (on request only)

Situated about 50 km east of Hermanus and less than a 2 hour drive from Cape Town, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Be immersed in nature for an unforgettable African adventure in a luxury eco-reserve close to the Southern tip of Africa tucked between mountains, forest and sea. Grootbos goes beyond simply conserving this pristine wilderness, constantly researching, innovating and pioneering new ways of doing things – to transform the lives of community members as well as preserve 2500 hectares of botanical and wildlife treasures.

Accommodation is in spacious luxury suites, all with sweeping views across the dunes and ocean, private wooden decks, bathrooms, finest bedding and separate living rooms with cosy fireplaces. A sunset at Grootbos is one of the most beautiful under African skies with views sweeping across vast expanses of ocean and distant mountain ranges. At Grootbos you will feel welcomed to a truly unique place where conservation, luxury and relaxation have found the perfect home.

Discover a unique place and experience the wonders of our incredible nature at Grootbos Nature Reserve where luxury and nature have found the perfect home. Grootbos is known for its incredible cuisine and selection of good wines, premier marine & flora destination. Only Lodge in South Africa with the marine big 5 (Whales, White Sharks, Penguins, Seals and Dolphins).
Grootbos is situated on a private nature reserve in Gansbaai.

Meander through an ancient Milkwood forest, soak up the beauty of the fynbos or admire dramatic mountain and sea views as you wind your way towards your private suite. The accommodation at Grootbos has been designed to complement our pristine natural setting, while never compromising on style or luxury.

Garden Lodge - With its heavy wooden beams and homely feel, the Garden Lodge reception area, pool and restaurant is a relaxing setting for those who enjoy a traditional aesthetic. Your breath will be taken by the magnificent view of Walker Bay at its front door. 11 luxury, one and two-bedroom, free-standing suites

Forest Lodge - The contemporary design and décor of Forest Lodge could place it in any of the top cities in the world. But nowhere else would you be able to enjoy one of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes, the changing colours in the southern sky and the occasional little buck that comes feeding nearby. The ultimate romantic getaway, offering peace and privacy with magical walkways. 16 luxurious free-standing suites with cosy fireplaces

Private Villas - Two private villas are the last word in secluded luxury, offering unforgettable experiences to discerning guests. With intuitive service provided by your own private chef, butler and nature guides, your every need will be met in a home-away-from-home environment of unsurpassed quality. Secluded and private, surrounded by pristine natural beauty. Private swimming pool and exclusive service that will see to your every need.

  • Extra length beds
  • 100% down duvets and cotton bedding
  • Safe
  • Tea & coffee station
  • Stocked minibar
  • Bathrooms: under floor heating, double washbasins, double showers and/or baths
  • heated towel rails & hair dryers
Every mouthful. Every drop. Every glance at every view. Dining at Grootbos is an experience with its unique combination of fresh organic produce, a world-class natural setting and our hugely experienced culinary team.

Taste the spray of the sea in every forkful of your delectable fish fillet. Bite into some homemade tortellini as the flavour bursts into your mouth. Delight as you nibble on a whisky infused chocolate torte with salted caramel. Every meal at Grootbos is an exceptional dining experience packed with texture, flavour and colour.

Garden Lodge Restaurant- Designed to let the magic of nature flood in through all its doors and windows. Enjoy its warm cosy interior and spectacular ocean and fynbos views, as you savour memorable meals with loved ones.

Forest Lodge Restaurant -  With its striking contemporary design is a masterpiece. Head out on to the wide deck and enjoy breakfast in the open air, or sit inside and marvel at the endless views as you enjoy a dining experience second to none.

Enjoy an al fresco picnic with your toes in the beach sand, sip on cocktails as you see the sun set or enjoy a uniquely South African meal in the boma as you watch the fire embers burning low.

  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge area
  • Gallery
  • Laundry service
  • Centralized telephone, fax, email and postal service.
  • Bloom Beauty Salon
  • Guided walks and 4x4 drives through the reserve
  • 1-2 hour guided horse rides through the reserve
  • Guided excursions to the Klipgat Cave, one of the most important archaeological sites in South Africa
  • Guided trip along the nearby coast to view the whales (June/July to December)
  • Guided walks along the rocky coast, exploring the marine life in the pools
  • Explore sandy beaches
  • Swim in sheltered bays
  • Picnic on the beach
  • Birdwatching
Not included activities: (at a fee)
  • Boat trips to Dyer Island
  • Shark cage diving
  • Scenic Flights
  • Beach Horse Riding
  • Quad Biking
Complimentary Wifi available in all public areas.
After a day of activities, enjoy treatments in luxurious treatment rooms, the privacy of your own suite, or even in the forest with the trees and birds as company. The spa offers everything from shiatsu to facials, manicures to massages. Feel revitalised, calmer and more at peace by choosing from the many treatments offered by two beauty salons. Enjoy a deep tissue massage with only the forest surrounding you or feel pampered with a facial from a therapist with healing hands.


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