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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).


  • 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
  • Horse riding
  • Guided walks
  • Picnics
  • Whale watching
  • Hiking
Truly one of the most unique spaces I’ve ever encountered in the Western Cape. The perfect balance between bush & beach, Grootbos embodies everything there is to love about being surrounded by nature. Enjoy views of the many indigenous fynbos fields with the added element of having the occasional crisp, ocean breeze drift past from nearby Walker Bay.
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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.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Beauty or Wellness therapist
  • Laundry service
  • Private garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Computer facilities
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-16 — 2022-12-15 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $610
2022-12-16 — 2023-01-10 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $670
2023-01-11 — 2023-04-30 Fully Inclusive Plus (Meals, Beverages & Extras) $610

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Grootbos Forest Lodge

Martin Goh

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.

Peter Richardson

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 gu ide 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.
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Todd Fleischhauer

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.
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Matt Riggs

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 organi zed. 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.
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