Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a luxurious pristine paradise showcasing the splendour of the Cape Floral Kingdom and the incredible marine life of the southern tip of Africa.
Situated 2 hours from Cape Town, Grootbos is the perfect central base to discover all the magnificent attractions of the Cape, offering an extensive variety of guided experiences and luxurious facilities, almost all of which are included in your stay. Beyond luxury and inspiring experiences, Grootbos is an award-winning pioneer in sustainable tourism, practising a core philosophy of conservation linked with social development.

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Accommodation & Lodges

Accommodation & Lodges


Nestled in an ancient Milkwood forest surrounded by rolling hills of fynbos and majestic mountains, the accommodation and lodges at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offer a complete immersion into the natural surroundings. Orientated towards the setting sun, every evening offers another grand spectacle of light and colour and on a clear day, it’s possible to see all the way to Cape Point.

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From the warm and friendly Garden Lodge to the highly exclusive Villa, be assured of supreme comfort, luxury and style wherever you decide to stay, while you discover and experience the wonders of this unique floral and marine eco-paradise.

Each of the freestanding suites is stylishly furnished with luxurious canopy beds, spacious en suite bathrooms, separate lounges with cosy fireplaces and private wooden decks with spectacular panoramic views. 

Garden Lodge

Garden Lodge exudes a warm and welcoming atmosphere with tranquil gardens, meandering walkways and charming ponds, that invite you to feel at home.

Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge is a masterpiece of sophisticated and contemporary design reflecting the breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.

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The Villa

The Villa consists of six elegant suites that represent the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity. With a private guide, chef and butler at your beck and call, not to mention complete privacy to enjoy all that Grootbos has to offer, it doesn't get much better than this.

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What to Expect

What to Expect

All meals and a wide variety of guided adventures are included in your stay at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Here’s what to expect.

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Included in your stay:

  • Welcome drink served on arrival
  • 5-Star luxury accommodation
  • Full access to lodge facilities
  • Fresh fruit daily in suite
  • Breakfast buffet with a full English breakfast menu
  • Lunch buffet with light lunch menu
  • 5-Course dinners
  • Land-based whale watching tours (June - Dec)
  • Guided nature walks
  • Horse riding
  • 4x4 Flower safaris
  • Beach picnics and walks
  • Guided coastal tours
  • Guided cave tours
  • Guided bird watching tours
  • Transfers to and from all activities
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Additional Tours and Services (Guest's Own Account):

  • Spa Treatments
  • Marine Big 5 ocean safari to Dyer Island
  • Shark Cage Diving ocean safari to Dyer Island
  • Whale Watching ocean safari to Dyer Island
  • Wine route tours
  • Quad Biking Tours
  • Scenic flights (whale watching, Cape Point, Southern Tip of Africa, Winelands, etc.)
  • Road and air transfers (private landing strip)
  • Laundry
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Wine & Dine

Wine & Dine


Grootbos Private Nature Reserve allows you to experience the finest contemporary cuisine in a world-class setting. Take in the magnificent panoramic views of Walker Bay and the mountainous planes of pristine fynbos, while friendly staff tend to your every culinary desire. 

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Savour delectable dishes prepared with organic ingredients produced by Growing the Future food production and social upliftment project. Delight in the seafood bounty of Walker Bay, enjoy extra-matured beef fillet grilled to perfection and taste award-winning wines from local cellars that reflect the essence of the landscape and its people. And the best part... it's all included in your stay.



Every feature of the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve experience has been crafted to facilitate and accentuate your discovery of this unique and wondrous destination.

Activities include:

  • Health and Beauty Spa
  • Whale Watching
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Marine Big 5 Ocean Safaris
  • Scenic Flights
  • Wine Tours
  • Horse Riding
  • Flower Safaris
  • Hikes
  • Beach and Coastal Tours
  • Cave Tours
  • Birding 
  • Quad Biking
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