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Grootbos Nature Reserve

4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,143

DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Nestled in an ancient Milkwood forest surrounded by fynbos and mountains, the accommodation at Grootbos offers a complete immersion into the pristine natural surroundings within the gentle embrace of comfort and luxury.

It specializes in the Cape region of South Africa’s world-renowned flora and marine biodiversity and is home to more than 760 different species of plants. Grootbos offers warm hospitality, excellent cuisine, fine South African wines and is a nature lover’s paradise.

Whether one's interests are birding, wild flowers, whale watching, diving with great white sharks or relaxing on unspoilt beaches, Grootbos has it all.

Accommodation is in 27 spacious luxury suites, all with sweeping views across the dunes and ocean, private wooden decks, bathrooms, finest bedding and separate living rooms with cozy fireplaces. Central to the ethos of Grootbos is that guests discover the region’s natural wonders and contribute to its conservation and upliftment of our local communities.

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4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,143

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Day 1

Arrive Grootbos Nature Reserve

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your private lodge where you will be made to feel extra welcome. Check in and (time permitting) spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a nature, marine or coastal drive or walk with your guide.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights

Grootbos Garden Lodge

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    Grootbos Garden Lodge

    The Grootbos Garden Lodge, a 5-star resort set in a lush indigenous surrounding, is the ideal family getaway. Made from stone, thatch and a selection of fine timber, the lodge is stylish and modern with a strong African feel. Telescopes allow the guests to survey …

    The Grootbos Garden Lodge, a 5-star resort set in a lush indigenous surrounding, is the ideal family getaway. Made from stone, thatch and a selection of fine timber, the lodge is stylish and modern with a strong African feel. Telescopes allow the guests to survey the stunning views and the library offers a superb collection of nature books to peruse at your leisure. Each suite, covering a minimum of 75 square meters, is privately located and tucked into the surrounding Milkwood forest and indigenous gardens.


    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry facilities
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Days 2 & 3

Grootbos Nature Reserve

The next two days can be spent enjoying the facilities of the lodge or taking part in the numerous activities, such as guided walks, horse-riding, bird-watching, whale watching (seasonal) which are all included. 

Other activities such as scenic flights, boat trips, and wine tasting can also be arranged.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Grootbos Nature Reserve to Cape Town

This morning after breakfast enjoy one final activity (time permitting). Depart for the airport in time for your onward flight.

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  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Cape Town Airport
  • Meals as indicated
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Fresh fruit daily in suite
  • Horse riding
  • Guided walks
  • Nature, Marine & coastal drives
  • Bird watching
  • Transfer to/from activities


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated


We can arrange transfers to and from other lodges or cities. You may also wish to take a charter flight directly into the private game reserve.


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire. 


Situated in the southernmost region of South Africa in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, you can’t get too much further south on the great continent of Africa than the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. 

Only 2 hours from Cape Town and 30 minutes from Hermanus en route to the world-renowned Garden Route, Grootbos is perfectly situated between the classic attractions of the Cape.



Garden Lodge  Nestled carefully into the natural gaps of an enchanted Milkwood forest, each of the 11 freestanding suites are stylishly furnished with luxurious canopy beds, spacious en suite bathrooms, separate lounges with cosy fireplaces and private wooden decks with spectacular panoramic views.

The luxury and comfort of each of these suites combined with the soothing sounds of nature and the view of the ocean sparkling in the distance framed by the gnarled branches of an ancient Milkwood tree is a truly restorative and uplifting experience that will have you wishing you could stay forever.

Forest Lodge   The 16 freestanding luxury suites are carefully embedded in the ancient Milkwood forest, accessed via an enchanted cobbled pathway beneath the forest canopy. Each suite is stylishly furnished to provide an exquisite blend of aesthetic beauty and supreme comfort. Cosy fireplaces, luxurious canopy beds and spacious bathrooms make this the ultimate romantic getaway.

Large glass doors flood the space with natural light and open out onto spacious wooden decks perched over the forest canopy. Despite the perfect comfort and elegance, the panoramic views of mountain and sea steal the show and humble even the most extravagant of luxuries.


Lodge Facilities:

Garden Lodge The curved lines, high beamed ceilings and endless windows enhance the sensation of light, freedom and natural flow and make full use of the incredible sweeping views across mountain and sea. An elegant restaurant, spacious lounge, beauty salon, library and children’s entertainment room ensure that all needs are satisfied. The wooden deck, terrace and superb pool area extend the interior space into the outdoors allowing sun seekers and nature lovers to make the most of the rejuvenating environment.

The beautifully kept horse stables and outdoor play area with rabbits, ducks and other friendly farm animals provides children with hours of entertainment and facilitated educational activities.

Forest Lodge  The clean lines, high ceilings and large windows frame and accentuate the incredible sweeping views across the rolling hills of fynbos and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay beyond.

The main lodge features a variety of elegant dining venues, a bar, lounge, curio shop and conference centre. Spacious wooden decks and an infinity pool beckon you to relax, unwind and enjoy the soothing tranquility. As the evening descends, cosy fireplaces and subtle lighting create a warm, romantic atmosphere for the perfect dining experience. 



10 Jul 2023
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