Grootbos Nature Game Reserve, Gansbaai, SOUTH AFRICA
With breathtaking panoramic views of mountain and sea, 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 base to discover all the magnificent attractions of the Cape, offering an extensive variety of guided experiences and luxurious facilities.
The Forest Lodge is a masterpiece of sophisticated and contemporary design, reflecting the breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. 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. On a clear day, it’s possible to see all the way to Cape Point! Orientated towards the setting sun, every evening offers another grand spectacle of light and colour.
Price per Person**
1 May – 31 August ’21
** FB = Full Board; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
.Accommodation in freestanding luxury suite
.Breakfast, lunch & 5-course dinner
.Water, soft drinks, tea/coffee & minibar
.Fresh fruit daily in suite
.Horse riding through the reserve
.Guided Walks including Fynbos nature tours & 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
.Transfers to/from all activities
.50% off all Spa Treatments
.Beverages not included above
.Activities not included above
.Conservation Levy of R75 per adult per night
.Items of a personal nature
.Travel and Medical Insurance
Valid for travel until 31 August 2021
Special rates offered are applicable to South African Residents only
2 Nights minimum stay
Rates quoted are per person sharing per night
Children of all ages are welcome at Forest Lodge
Children 0 – 9 years stay for free
R1 875 per child per night for children 10 – 16 years
Situated about 50 km east of Hermanus and less than a 2 hour drive from Cape Town, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Be immersed in nature for an unforgettable African adventure in a luxury eco-reserve close to the Southern tip of Africa tucked between mountains, forest and sea. Grootbos goes beyond simply conserving this pristine wilderness, constantly researching, innovating and pioneering new ways of doing things – to transform the lives of community members as well as preserve 2500 hectares of botanical and wildlife treasures.
LOCATION Grootbos is situated on a private nature reserve in Gansbaai.
ACCOMMODATION Meander through an ancient Milkwood forest, soak up the beauty of the fynbos or admire dramatic mountain and sea views as you wind your way towards your private suite. The accommodation at Grootbos has been designed to complement our pristine natural setting, while never compromising on style or luxury.
Garden Lodge – With its heavy wooden beams and homely feel, the Garden Lodge reception area, pool and restaurant is a relaxing setting for those who enjoy a traditional aesthetic. Your breath will be taken by the magnificent view of Walker Bay at its front door. 11 luxury, one and two-bedroom, free-standing suites
Forest Lodge – The contemporary design and décor of Forest Lodge could place it in any of the top cities in the world. But nowhere else would you be able to enjoy one of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes, the changing colours in the southern sky and the occasional little buck that comes feeding nearby. The ultimate romantic getaway, offering peace and privacy with magical walkways. 16 luxurious free-standing suites with cosy fireplaces
Private Villas – Two private villas are the last word in secluded luxury, offering unforgettable experiences to discerning guests. With intuitive service provided by your own private chef, butler and nature guides, your every need will be met in a home-away-from-home environment of unsurpassed quality. Secluded and private, surrounded by pristine natural beauty. Private swimming pool and exclusive service that will see to your every need.
Extra length beds
100% down duvets and cotton bedding
Tea & coffee station
Bathrooms: under floor heating, double washbasins, double showers and/or baths
heated towel rails & hair dryers
DINING AND BARS Every mouthful. Every drop. Every glance at every view. Dining at Grootbos is an experience with its unique combination of fresh organic produce, a world-class natural setting and our hugely experienced culinary team.
Taste the spray of the sea in every forkful of your delectable fish fillet. Bite into some homemade tortellini as the flavour bursts into your mouth. Delight as you nibble on a whisky infused chocolate torte with salted caramel. Every meal at Grootbos is an exceptional dining experience packed with texture, flavour and colour.
Garden LodgeRestaurant– Designed to let the magic of nature flood in through all its doors and windows. Enjoy its warm cosy interior and spectacular ocean and fynbos views, as you savour memorable meals with loved ones.
Forest Lodge Restaurant – With its striking contemporary design is a masterpiece. Head out on to the wide deck and enjoy breakfast in the open air, or sit inside and marvel at the endless views as you enjoy a dining experience second to none.
Enjoy an al fresco picnic with your toes in the beach sand, sip on cocktails as you see the sun set or enjoy a uniquely South African meal in the boma as you watch the fire embers burning low.
Centralized telephone, fax, email and postal service.
Bloom Beauty Salon
Guided walks and 4×4 drives through the reserve
1-2 hour guided horse rides through the reserve
Guided excursions to the Klipgat Cave, one of the most important archaeological sites in South Africa
Guided trip along the nearby coast to view the whales (June/July to December)
Guided walks along the rocky coast, exploring the marine life in the pools
Explore sandy beaches
Swim in sheltered bays
Picnic on the beach
Not included activities: (at a fee)
Boat trips to Dyer Island
Shark cage diving
Beach Horse Riding
WIFI Complimentary Wifi available in all public areas.
SPA After a day of activities, enjoy treatments in luxurious treatment rooms, the privacy of your own suite, or even in the forest with the trees and birds as company. The spa offers everything from shiatsu to facials, manicures to massages. Feel revitalised, calmer and more at peace by choosing from the many treatments offered by two beauty salons. Enjoy a deep tissue massage with only the forest surrounding you or feel pampered with a facial from a therapist with healing hands.