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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.


  • 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
  • Bird watching
  • Day tours
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking
  • Picnics
  • Whale watching
  • Guided walks
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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One-Bedroom Luxury Suite

Grootbos Garden Lodge offers 11 private one-bedroom suites that open onto a private deck overlooking Walker Bay. The Luxury Suite's bedroom is spacious, has a canopy bed, and features an en suite bathroom with separate shower and bath. In addition, the rooms offer a cosy lounge with tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar, fireplace, TV and DVD player.


The Classic Suite's bedroom is spacious and features a canopy bed, an en suite bathroom with a shower only, as well as a lounge with tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar, fireplace, TV and DVD player. The Two Bedroom Luxury Suites are perfect for families or groups, and offer canopy beds, two en suite bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a bath, a cosy lounge and a private deck with impressive views.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Children's Club
  • Private garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Library


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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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Traveller Reviews

Grootbos Garden Lodge

Mariana Pizarro

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 distanc e 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.
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Blake Picquet

"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!"

Katrin Funke

"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!!!"

Nadine Elder

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.
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Mike Read

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

Brenda Dear

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

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