Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is situated on the fynbos and forest clad hills overlooking the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay on the southern coast of the Western Cape. This is a region of incredible beauty and Grootbos is committed to protecting this ecosystem and showcasing its many wonders to its guests.
Grootbos has 2 luxury lodges and a luxury 6-suite villa renowned for luxury and comfort, inspired by the nature that surrounds and sustains it. Forest Lodge is an architectural masterpiece of contemporary design with 16 luxury suites embedded in a 1500-year old Milkwood Forest with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.
Garden Lodge is a luxury retreat located amongst indigenous fynbos gardens with superb sweeping views. The lodge is made from stone, thatch and timber with a quintessential African essence.
The latest addition to the Grootbos portfolio, the luxury villa is hidden in the natural surroundings of the reserve with 6 luxurious suites, a private butler, chef and guide, and views of Walker Bay.
Grootbos offers a wide variety of activities for guests to enjoy during their stay. Specialist guides lead 4x4 drives and walks through the fynbos and forests of the reserve, trips to the nearby coast to view the Southern Right Whales from land, walks along deserted beaches, visits to archaeological and cultural sites, boat-based whale watching trips, as well as boat tours to a nearby seal island to view penguins, seals, dolphins and great white sharks.