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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

South Africa, Gansbaai

  • Well renowned gourmet restaurants, including under an ancient Milkwood tree and in the hotel’s wine cellars
  • A wide range of fantastic experiences and activities, including a marine safari and 4x4 botanical tour with expert guides
  • Over 100 species of birds and more than 800 species of flowers in the deep forests and surrounding wilderness
  • Immersed in nature, this eco reserve is in harmony with the surrounding oceans, forest and mountains

 

Built to cause minimal disruption with the magical surrounding landscapes, a stay at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is full of once in a lifetime experiences. Book luxury suites or private villas and unwind in your opulent surroundings as you take in spectacular views from your private balcony and full length windows.

Grootbos’ restaurants are renowned for their experimental, world class flavours and combinations carefully curated using fresh ingredients from the local farms. Fresh mountain spring water is collected from the area, where the hotel also sources the region’s famous honey. Known for its biodiversity and spectacular array of flowers, the area’s honey is full of unique flavours and the reserve also grows most of its own organic herbs and vegetables.

Perched on a hill, the Forest Lodge and private villas provide truly stunning views, while the Garden Lodge is surrounded by ancient forests. Guests can enjoy two relaxing swimming pool areas, as well as wonderful gardens and beauty treatments and facilities.

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

The Boma


Unique South African dishes combine with candlelit dining as you listen to the sounds of nature under the milkwood tree and enjoy the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms. 

Forest Lodge


Contemporary elegance combines with carefully curated natural ingredients which come together in a unique dining experience. An al fresco dining area allows you to savour your surroundings. 

The Cellar


Combine tips from an expert sommelier with well paired dishes and a unique, truly personalised dining experience in Grootbos’ wine cellar. 

Garden Lodge

Warm interiors complement the spectacular ocean views as you enjoy fine dining with dishes created by renowned chefs. Enjoy the freshest local ingredients at breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool


A split level garden area offers majestic views over the Atlantic Ocean, relaxing lounge areas and a swimming pool. 

Activities & Entertainment

Land Tours

 

The landscapes of the untamed wilderness are unparalleled throughout the world. Experience unique views with horse riding, 4x4 tours, walks, hiking, quad biking, scenic flights and more. 

 

Water Activities

The Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet off the coast of South Africa, creating a rich diversity of marine life. Guests of Grootbos can book cave diving with sharks, whale watching, marine safaris and lots more. 

About the location

The Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet off the southern coast of South Africa, combining to create a rich natural environment both above and below the sea. Untamed wilderness stretches down from the hills, across fields full of wildflowers and ancient forests full of over 100 species of birds to meet the soft sands of the beach. From here you can explore the incredible underwater creatures with activities including cage diving with sharks, whale watching and ocean safaris.

Manicured vineyards and winelands provide an award winning choice of wines, while visitors can enjoy gourmet dining with fresh local ingredients. Alternatively, enjoy horse riding and hiking through the wilderness, stopping to get up close to the smaller plant and flower varieties native to the area.

Transfer time
The nearest airport is Cape Town International, which is around a two hour drive away. 
Garden Lodge Suites

Sleeps up to four people

11 freestanding suites sit amidst the rich forests of the lodge, with spectacular views in almost every room. Canopy beds, private wooden decks, a warming fireplace and bright, modern décor make this a relaxing oasis where you can relax after exploring the surrounding wilderness. 

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South Africa Family Adventure

A once in a lifetime trip for the whole family full of magical experiences

Start your family holiday in South Africa in Gansbaai, where you and your family are sure to enjoy the many activities and adventures on offer. Located near the southern tip of Africa the meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans brings together a rich marine biodiversity including dolphins, whales, sharks and more amazing creatures for children to see.

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Peace and serenity in a luxuruous setting
americagirl22, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Tripadvisor review Dec 13 2018
We loved our stay in Grootbos so much! The sounds, smells, amazing views and complete serenity of this place is something we will never forget! We stayed in a villa with a small private pool which...
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chef_gone_fishing, Cape Town, South Africa
Tripadvisor review Dec 13 2018
Where do I start? Right from the parking area you are already treated to the Grootbos hospitality. We were greeted by no less than 3 staff members, One lady to welcome us, another to walk us through...
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