Grootbos Nature Reserve

Grootbos offers guests opulent 5 star accommodation set within the unsurpassed beauty of whale watching Mecca’s – Hermanus and Walker Bay. The two Grootbos lodges and an exclusive villa are set atop the slopes of the mountains and overlook multi-coloured flowers, lush indigenous vegetation, exquisite shoreline and dramatic seascapes. Grootbos is located 2 hours from Cape Town in one of the most beautiful locations on the Garden Route, known some of the most distinct and unique plant, bird and animal life. 

Explore the area with specialised guides on foot, 4x4 or horseback – adventures include land-based whale watching, flower safaris, cave and beach exploration. Other exciting activities include boat-based whale watching, shark cage diving, scenic flights, birding and wine tours. After a busy day relax with fine wine, cuisine, spectacular sunsets and luxurious spa treatments.


Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge is comprised of 16 freestanding suites set within a 1500 year old Milkwood forest, and against a backdrop of fynbos, shore and sea. A contemporary design of glass and steel enhances outside elements and breathtaking views while warm lighting and fireplaces creates romantic ambiance. Wooden sundecks and an infinity pool create the perfect mood for spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Ideal for honeymoon couples. Accommodates children 12 years and older. 

Additional amenities

  • Daily fresh fruit basket
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with double washbasin, double showers and/or baths
  • Outside shower
  • Heated towel rails & hairdryer 
  • Under floor heating 
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wifi

Garden Lodge

This 5 star lodge is set within the indigenous forests amid a sea of multi-hued flowers and lush foliage, perched on mountain slope overlooking sweeping views of the shores and ocean. The lodge comprises 11 freestanding suites crafted from stone, thatch and fine timber reflecting an African essence with an intercontinental twist. High beamed ceilings and endless windows in the restaurant, lounges and library offer breathtaking views. The lodge is also equipped with a beauty salon, and is perfect for children with a play room, stables, educational centre and outside play area with rabbits, ducks and birds. Garden Lodge has 2 x two bedroom luxury suites perfect for travelling families or friends.


This luxurious villa is located in a natural wonderland of indigenous flora and boasts 180° views of Walker Bay and Hermanus. The villa is for exclusive use only, perfect for travelling groups of families and friends. 


  • 6 suites (2 master and 4 luxury) with en-suite bathrooms
  • 2 lounges with satellite TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Breakfast area
  • 2 outdoor BBQ areas and 1 indoor
  • Outside pool and large decks 
  • Media room with big screen TV & projector
  • Fully equipped office with internet access & telephone
  • Wine cellar
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Landing strip suitable for helicopters & small planes 



  • 3 meals per day including 5-course gourmet dinners
  • Luxury suites with cosy fireplaces
  • Romantic canopy beds
  • Spacious en-suite bathrooms
  • Spectacular views from all rooms
  • Land-based whale watching
  • Specialised guides
  • Cave excursions and beach visits/walks
  • Beach picnics
  • Flower safaris – 4x4 drives and walks through the fynbos and forests
  • Birding excursions
  • Horse riding
  • Mini-bar
  • DVD player and satellite TV
  • Tea & coffee station
  • Safe & telephone

additional activities...

  • Boat-based whale watching – experience the Marine Big 5 (whales, dolphins, African penguins, Cape Fur Seals and Great White shark)
  • Shark cage diving
  • Scenic flights over the ocean, mountains and vineyards below
  • Bloom Beauty Saloon for revitalising wellness and beauty treatments
  • Wine tours in the Overberg

Contact Us

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t: +27 (0)41 581 2606