Overview of Grootbos Garden Lodge

Situated in the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Grootbos Garden Lodge is a 5-star lodge surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. Constructed from local sandstone and sustainable timbre, the stylish suites are generously spaced out and screened by the beautiful gardens.

Garden Lodge is ideally suited for families. Go on nature walks, drives or horse rides to explore the reserve where wildlife still roam freely through fynbos. Between June and December, take a day trip down to the beach to see the southern right whales. A range of fun and educational activities is available for children, including treasure hunts and shell collecting.

 

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
16/07/2023 - 15/12/2023 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $680
16/12/2023 - 10/01/2024 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $735
11/01/2024 - 30/04/2024 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $680
01/05/2024 - 15/07/2024 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $555
16/07/2024 - 15/12/2024 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $760
16/12/2024 - 10/01/2025 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $815
11/01/2025 - 30/04/2025 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) $760

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Set in the breathtaking Grootbos Nature Rerserve on the Cape's Whale Coast
  • Stunning views over the reserve & the ocean
  • Tucked between lush fynbos and a Milkwood forest
  • One of the best lodges for families in the area
  • Beautifully appointed, spacious rooms - the 2-bedroom suites are perfect for families
  • Fantastic cuisine, freshly prepared from 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

General Facilities

Garden Lodge is the ideal family retreat, with babysitting services as well as specially designed children’s activities.

Other facilities include a comfortable lounge, beauty salon, library, internet access and an entertainment room with all the necessary requirements. Relax at the terrace and pool area and watch the spectacular sunset over Walker Bay.

Bar

Bar

Beauty therapist

Beauty therapist

Children's club

Children's club

Computer facilities

Computer facilities

Games room

Games room

Laundry service

Laundry service

Library

Library

Private garden

Private garden

Restaurant

Restaurant

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Dining

Delicious meals are served in the a la carte restaurant – The Garden. Featuring freshly caught fish, succulent meat and fresh produce combined to create healthy and tasty dishes, paired with a glass of sine South African wine.

Expert Opinion

We know because we go
Mary Keet

Mary Keet

Africa Safari Expert

This is a really special family-friendly and eco retreat on the scenic Whale Coast. Horse-riding on the beach and milkwood forest walks are such highlights!

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Traveller Reviews

  • MP

    On arrival at Grootbos we were received very well and quickly set up the activities for the days we were to spend there. That same afternoon we were off to the Walker Bay Reserve finishing with a champagne sundowner watching the whales from a distance over Walker Bay. All activities were fantastic. Restaurant was great and we had very good dinners. All in all we had a great experience, and my son Santiago was desperate for a horseback ride and we had an excellent one led by two staff from the lodge who made it very special for us.
    The location, the lodge, the rooms were fantastic and we would happily recommend it to anyone. Fantastic Lodge.

    Mariana Pizarro
  • BP

    The Grootbos experience was a great way to cap off the trip with the most amazing food! I only wish we had another night there. There was just too much to cram in to two nights, but we did the best we could!

    Blake Picquet
  • KF

    We are back to Italy and had a wonderful trip. We really would like to thank you for the perfect choices you did and the perfect organization.we enjoyed everything and could have stayed much longer. Looks like we need to come back!!!

    Katrin Funke
  • NE

    Groot Bos was equally impressive – we had a great time hiking through the milkwood forest. No luck seeing the whales (again, the weather) but we did get to see the limestone caves, which were fascinating. This was a great addition to the trip – I’m so glad we worked it in.

    Nadine Elder
  • MR

    This was a lovely way to relax for our final few days. The food was excellent.

    Mike Read
  • MR

    This was a lovely way to relax for our final few days. The food was excellent.

    Mike Read
  • BD

    Grootbos Nature Reserve, wow that was also spectacular, accommodation, service was brilliant.

    Brenda Dear
  • BD

    Grootbos Nature Reserve, wow that was also spectacular, accommodation, service was brilliant.

    Brenda Dear