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.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
11/01/2024 - 30/04/2024 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $670
01/05/2024 - 15/07/2024 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $545
16/07/2024 - 15/12/2024 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $750
16/12/2024 - 10/01/2025 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $805
11/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $750

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

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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

Beach activities

Bird watching

Bird watching

Day tours

Day tours

Guided walks

Guided walks

Hiking

Hiking

Horse riding

Horse riding

Picnics

Picnics

Whale watching

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.

    Bar

    Bar

    Beauty therapist

    Beauty therapist

    Computer facilities

    Computer facilities

    Laundry service

    Laundry service

    Private garden

    Private garden

    Restaurant

    Restaurant

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available

    Wi-Fi available

    Dining

    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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    Traveller Reviews

    • MG

      Grootbos was sensational. We can’t say enough good things about the place. It was a beautiful property, matched only by the warmth and professionalism of the service staff. The outdoor activities were very enjoyable and well-run. Absolutely fabulous.

      Martin Goh
    • PR

      Grootbos – what can we say – fantastic. Definitely the best small hotel we have stayed at and on a par with Four Seasons. Accommodation, food, service and the staff were all first class. The nature drives and trips were very good and Christoff our guide on the 4 x 4 nature safari and nature walks was quite exceptional. Five stars does not seem enough – we did not want to leave.

      Peter Richardson
    • TF

      The highlight of our trip was Grootbos – we loved the room, the on site activities including whale / seal / penguin watching and the social responsibility tour and wished we had left the previous hotel earlier to enjoy Grootbos to its fullest. What a treat.

      Todd Fleischhauer
    • MR

      Grootbos – another fantastic place with great food. We really liked the modern/contemporary design of the lodges and the fact that we were staying in a nature reserve. Once again all the staff were extremely helpful and all the activities well organized. We enjoyed Whale watching and I went cage diving, which really didn’t live up to expectations (I think I would prefer to be in open water as opposed to cooped up in a cage!). Unfortunately, it was a very long trip with lots of waiting around on the boat etc. Apart from the cage diving trip (which isn’t operated by Grootbos), we loved the place. I especially like the fact that they are training and educating local people from the shanty town to act as guides, thereby putting something back into the community.

      Matt Riggs
    • MR

      Grootbos – another fantastic place with great food. We really liked the modern/contemporary design of the lodges and the fact that we were staying in a nature reserve. Once again all the staff were extremely helpful and all the activities well organized. We enjoyed Whale watching and I went cage diving, which really didn’t live up to expectations (I think I would prefer to be in open water as opposed to cooped up in a cage!). Unfortunately, it was a very long trip with lots of waiting around on the boat etc. Apart from the cage diving trip (which isn’t operated by Grootbos), we loved the place. I especially like the fact that they are training and educating local people from the shanty town to act as guides, thereby putting something back into the community.

      Matt Riggs

    Traveller Reviews

    • MG

      Grootbos was sensational. We can’t say enough good things about the place. It was a beautiful property, matched only by the warmth and professionalism of the service staff. The outdoor activities were very enjoyable and well-run. Absolutely fabulous.

      Martin Goh
    • PR

      Grootbos – what can we say – fantastic. Definitely the best small hotel we have stayed at and on a par with Four Seasons. Accommodation, food, service and the staff were all first class. The nature drives and trips were very good and Christoff our guide on the 4 x 4 nature safari and nature walks was quite exceptional. Five stars does not seem enough – we did not want to leave.

      Peter Richardson
    • TF

      The highlight of our trip was Grootbos – we loved the room, the on site activities including whale / seal / penguin watching and the social responsibility tour and wished we had left the previous hotel earlier to enjoy Grootbos to its fullest. What a treat.

      Todd Fleischhauer
    • MR

      Grootbos – another fantastic place with great food. We really liked the modern/contemporary design of the lodges and the fact that we were staying in a nature reserve. Once again all the staff were extremely helpful and all the activities well organized. We enjoyed Whale watching and I went cage diving, which really didn’t live up to expectations (I think I would prefer to be in open water as opposed to cooped up in a cage!). Unfortunately, it was a very long trip with lots of waiting around on the boat etc. Apart from the cage diving trip (which isn’t operated by Grootbos), we loved the place. I especially like the fact that they are training and educating local people from the shanty town to act as guides, thereby putting something back into the community.

      Matt Riggs
    • MR

      Grootbos – another fantastic place with great food. We really liked the modern/contemporary design of the lodges and the fact that we were staying in a nature reserve. Once again all the staff were extremely helpful and all the activities well organized. We enjoyed Whale watching and I went cage diving, which really didn’t live up to expectations (I think I would prefer to be in open water as opposed to cooped up in a cage!). Unfortunately, it was a very long trip with lots of waiting around on the boat etc. Apart from the cage diving trip (which isn’t operated by Grootbos), we loved the place. I especially like the fact that they are training and educating local people from the shanty town to act as guides, thereby putting something back into the community.

      Matt Riggs