Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a luxurious Forest and Garden Lodge that has been artfully built within rare fynbos and milkwood forests on a mountain slope overlooking the prime whale-watching region of Walker Bay and Hermanus.

The magnificent resort is located near Hermanus in the Western Cape of South Africa is home to two exquisite five-star Lodges. Only 2 hours from Cape Town en route to Hermanus and the Garden Route, the Grootbos Nature Reserve lies in the heart of the Cape's abundant sea, floral and wildlife landscapes. This reserve is home to some of the world’s most distinct and unique plant, bird and animal species.

The impressive lodges are renowned for providing the most elegant and comfortable accommodation the Hermanus area boasts, with 27 luxury designed suites offering breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean. Guests are invited to enjoy the finest cuisine and wines whilst watching spectacular sunsets. Specialised guides provide exploration tours in this natural wonderland on foot, horseback or 4x4 drives.

Garden Lodge at the Grootbos Nature Reserve

Colourful flowers and lush fynbos foliage surround the stone and thatch Garden Lodge retreat at Grootbos which is perched on a slope of the Duineveld mountains. The fish pond under Milkwood thickets and a terrace with a swimming pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, flank the entrance to the five stars Garden Lodge at the Grootbos Nature Reserve.

The inviting lodge with its 11 freestanding suites, provides sweeping views across fynbos-clad mountains and sea. Beautifully located, the luxurious Garden Lodge features a contrast of lavish luxury and comfort in the heart of unspoilt African wildlife is sheer bliss.

Built from stone, thatch and fine timber to match the natural environment, the elegant Garden Lodge reflects African warmth with an intercontinental twist. The Lodge's cosy restaurant, namely The Garden Restaurant which is complete with a central fireplace and bar, was designed to tantalise eyes and palate on exquisite cuisine and spectacular views of sea and sky up to False Bay in the distance. High beamed ceilings and large windows enhance the natural light. A spacious lounge, beauty salon, library, Internet access and an entertainment room ensure that all needs are met.

The Garden Lodge at Grootbos offers laundry service, centralized telephone, fax, e-mail and postal service. It is family-friendly and does accommodate children of all ages.

Accommodation at the Garden Lodge

  • 6x One-Bedroom Luxury Suites
  • 3x One-Bedroom Classic Suites
  • 2x Two-Bedroom Luxury Suites

The luxury suites at the Garden Lodge feature romantic canopy beds, spacious en-suite bathrooms, separate lounges with cosy fireplaces, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities as well as wooden decks with scenic views.

Facilities at the Garden Lodge

  • enticing terrace
  • swimming pool
  • stables and horse-riding opportunities
  • play area where rabbits, ducks and birds breed
  • ecological interpretation and research centre
  • restaurant
  • lounge
  • beauty salon
  • library
  • Internet access
  • entertainment room

Forest Lodge at the Grootbos Nature Reserve

The magnificent Forest Lodge at the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an architectural masterpiece of great contemporary design. The 16 luxury suites nestled in a 1500-year old Milkwood Forest from where beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean can be enjoyed.

Located in the beautiful mountain and sea landscape of Hermanus, the unique Forest Lodge with its freestanding suites are designed to reflect the tranquillity and timelessness of creation. Wooden sundecks and an infinite pool meet the sun and the sea.

Accommodation at the Forest Lodge

Each suite at the Grootbos Forest Lodge provides a lounge with fireplace, bedroom(s), en suite bathroom with double washbasins, double showers and/or baths, heated towel rails & hairdryers, wooden deck, tea & coffee station, safe for valuables & well-stocked mini-bar, as well as DSTV and telephone. This lodge offers laundry service, fax, e-mail and postal service. The Forest Lodge at Grootbos accommodates children from 12 years of age and older.

  • scenic views from all rooms in the suite
  • fresh fruit basket in-suite
  • cosy fireplace
  • air-conditioning
  • outside shower
  • underfloor heating
  • free Wi-Fi
  • DVD Player & Satellite TV
  • mini bar


  • Air Conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rails
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Underfloor Heating

Facilities Available at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Children's playground
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Garden Terrace
  • Helipad
  • Hiking trails
  • Hotel Bar
  • Jogging trail
  • Nearby golf course
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sea Views
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Wellness centre

More Information on Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

FAQs about Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where is Grootbos Private Nature Reserve located?
The address of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is: Walker Bay, Hermanus, Hermanus, 7200.