Grootbos Forest Lodge

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Grootbos Forest Lodge

An African safari with a difference is to be found at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, near Hermanus in South Africa’s Western Cape. Instead of searching out the Big Five, guests explore the wonders of the Cape Floral kingdom, where smaller wildlife roams through unspoilt hills of pristine fynbos, ancient milkwood forests have their own mystery and the marine ‘Big Five’ of whales, dolphins, sharks, penguins and seals are a seasonal attraction. Forest Lodge provides luxurious accommodation in this natural paradise, world-class food, a tranquil forest spa and gorgeous swimming pool, with stunning views over the fynbos to the ocean.

The ideal romantic getaway, just two hours’ drive from Cape Town, Forest Lodge has 16 free-standing suites tucked among milkwood trees along the hillside, all with fabulous sea views into the sunset. Elegant contemporary design with clean lines and an eco-friendly profile, each suite has a spacious bedroom and dressing room, ensuite bathroom with tub set in the window and a cozy lounge with a log fire and additional bathroom. The private deck has an outdoor shower and sun loungers, so it would be easy just to hole up here for a relaxing retreat, if not for the wide choice of intriguing activities on offer.

The low shrubs and bushes of the unique Cape fynbos explode into colour in spring, and are full of interest all year, coming to life in the 4×4 flower safaris escorted by knowledgeable and entertaining guides. Then explore the hill trails on horseback, enjoying the panoramic views over Walker Bay. Horseback rides on the beach are another treat, as are guided cave tours, whale-watching in winter and spring and fascinating bird-watching. Lazy beach picnics are just the thing for summer, or get the adrenaline going with a scenic flight or a shark cage diving expedition.

The main lodge is the domain of an excellent chef, who produces wonderful breakfast spreads, fresh lunches and gourmet five course dinners, using local produce, much grown organically on the reserve. A roaring log fire and huge windows overlooking the bay contribute to a magical atmosphere, at this conservation- focussed eco-paradise, where luxury is in harmony with nature.



Property Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Conference Centre
  • Internet Access
  • Malaria Free
  • Meal on Request
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa

Available Services

  • Airport Shuttles
  • Babysitting Service
  • Credit Card
  • Laundry Service

Activities Nearby

  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Cruises
  • Child Friendly Activities
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Kayaking / Paddling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Quad Biking
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Surfing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wine Tasting

Room Types


One Bedroom Luxury Suite

Each suite has a lounge with fireplace, bedroom(s), en suite bathroom with double washbasins, double showers and/or baths, heated towel rails & hair dryers, wooden deck, tea & coffee station, safe for valuables & well-stocked mini-bar, as well as DSTV and telephone. The lodge offers laundry service, fax, e-mail and postal service.

– Unbeatable views from all rooms in the suite
– Fresh fruit basket in suite daily
– Cozy Fireplace
– Air-conditioning
– Outside Shower
– Under floor Heating
– Free Wi-Fi
– Freestanding
– DVD Player & Satellite TV
– Mini bar