Grootbos Private Nature Reserve


Grootbos Private Nature Reserve pairs five-star accommodation with the splendours of the Cape Floral Kingdom and the southern tip of Africa’s incredible marine life. Two luxury lodges with breathtaking views of Walker Bay have amenities that include world-class fine-dining restaurants, a wellness spa and outdoor swimming pools. The lodges’ one and two-bedroom suites are freestanding, providing unsurpassed views and total tranquillity at Grootbos. For larger groups, families and those guests seeking total privacy, Grootbos presents two exclusive-use villas with lavish personalised service amenities. Explore the natural landscape in and around Grootbos with a variety of guided nature experiences, most of which are included in your stay. Beyond being a world-class eco-reserve, Grootbos is an award-winning pioneer in sustainable tourism, practising a core philosophy of conservation linked with social development.


What’s included

  • Welcome drink served upon arrival
  • Water, soft drinks, tea and coffee, minibar
  • Fresh fruit daily in suite
  • Breakfast 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

What’s excluded

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Spa Treatments, whale watching boat trips, boat trips to Dyer Island, Shark Cage Diving, beach horse riding, scenic flights, wine tours, Lady Stanford River Cruise
  • Items of personal nature (telephone calls, items bought from the Grootbos Gallery)

Hotel Information

  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Laundry service (on request)
  • Garden Lodge
    • 11 Spacious luxury suites (4 x two-bedroom family suites & 7 x one-bedroom luxury suites)
    • Perfect for families
    • Accepts children of all ages
    • All suites with DSTV, DVD player and telephone
  • Forest Lodge 
    • 16 Stylishly furnished one-bedroom luxury suites
    • Perfect for honeymooners and nature lovers
    • No children under 12
    • Bathroom with underfloor heating
    • Outdoor showers
    • All suites with DSTV, DVD player, telephone and internet connection
  • Villa 1 @ Grootbos
    • 6 Bedroom exclusive use villa
    • 2 Lounges with satellite TV
    • 1 fully equipped kitchen with storeroom and scullery
    • Dining Room and breakfast area
    • 2 outside BBQ areas, 1 inside BBQ area
    • Outside pool
    • Media Room with big screen and projector
    • Fully equipped office with internet access and telephone
    • Gym
    • Wine Cellar
    • Large outside decks
    • Own landing strip suitable for helicopters and small planes
  • Villa 2 @ Grootbos
    • 4 Bedroom exclusive use villa
    • 1 Lounge with satellite TV
    • Fully equipped kitchen with storeroom and scullery
    • Dining Room and outside BBQ area
    • Outside pool and gym
    • Wine Cellar
    • Large outside decks
    • Own landing strip suitable for helicopters and small planes

Child Terms

  • Garden Lodge accepts children of all ages
  • Forest Lodge accepts children over the age of 12 years

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