Overview of Grootbos Forest Lodge

Grootbos Forest Lodge is located in the almost 2 800ha Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Overberg Mountains, this award-winning lodge features a sophisticated design and has been constructed using local sandstone and sustainably harvested timber. Ideal for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, Forest Lodge offers only 16 suites and provides an intimate and elegant experience.

Explore the magnificent area on guided drives and walks through the reserve as you learn about the fascinating fynbos and delicate relationships of the indigenous flora and fauna. Go horse riding, whale watching, on a flower safari, or even a thrilling scenic flight over the gorgeous landscape. Grootbos has a strong focus on conservation and sustainable tourism, and is a member of Fair Trade in Tourism, South Africa (FTTSA).


Make a Positive Impact Through Travel

Grootbos Foundation is a non-profit organisation that works to conserve the critically endangered fynbos, while also focusing on the training and skills development of the surrounding communities. It is an organisation dedicated to empowering others through ecotourism, enterprise development, sports development and education. All projects are replicable and scalable, with many generating their own income or becoming partially self-sustaining. From coaching soccer and computer training to clearing alien vegetation, each programme has been carefully considered to build a brighter future for the people who live here, as well as the environment.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Located in the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve on the Whale Coast
  • A modern, light & spacious lodge with fantastic views over the reserve
  • Luxurious suites, all tucked within the forest - all very private & romantic
  • Amazing cuisine, prepared with ingredients from the Grootbos gardens

Beach activities

Bird watching

Day tours

Guided walks


Horse riding


Whale watching

Rooms at Grootbos Forest Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    One-Bedroom Luxury Suite

    Grootbos Forest Lodge offers 16 private Luxury Suites hidden in a fairytale forest.

    Each suite is elegantly furnished for both comfort and beauty, and features a fireplace, romantic canopy bed, under-floor heating, and a spacious en suite bathroom with double showers and/or bathtubs. In addition, the suites also offer superb views from the wooden deck, and mini-bars.

    General Facilities

    Spend lazy afternoons beside the swimming pool where you can enjoy exceptional views over Walker Bay.

    The main lodge complex houses the bar area where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or complimentary tea, coffee and sweet treats and nibbles.


    Beauty therapist

    Computer facilities

    Laundry service

    Private garden


    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available


    Dine at the Red Indigo restaurant where you can enjoy a range of excellent dishes created using local and fresh produce. Look out at the incredible views of Walker Bay through huge windows, while the friendly staff attends to your every need. Complement your meal with a fine wine from their extensive collection.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Monique Lange

    Monique Lange

    Africa safari Expert

    Tucked away in nature and away from the Hermanus hubbub, Grootbos boasts unparalleled views of the bay while providing a luxury, tailor-made experience for discerning guests.

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