Situated between the beautiful mountains and trees of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, you will find a five-star paradise which showcases the magnificent Flora and fauna as well as the Marine life of the Southern Tip within Africa.

This is the home of the marine big five and the Grootbos reserve also offers a one of a kind wildlife experience.grootbos garden lodge south africa

The lodge is only situated 2 ½ hours away from Cape Town and 30 minutes away from Hermanus and while you are on your way, the Garden Route will certainly be one of the highlights of your trip.

History of Grootbos

The Afrikaans meaning of the reserve means Big Forest and was derived from the presence of the Milkwood Forests.

Did you know that milkwood trees are known to grow for over a thousand years of age and the branches creates a charming atmosphere that sooths and rejuvenates the mind, body and soul.

The community and the Environment of Grootbos

This reserve is more than just a luxury accommodation destination with wonderful eco tours, when visiting the reserve, you will directly contribute to the developments as well as the sustainability of the ecosystems, wildlife and surrounding communities.

Come and make memories!

With every experience, you will discover how wonderful and unique this destination really is. Come wine and dine on the finest cuisine which is locally sourced while watching the spectacular African sunset.

Activities that you can look forward to:

  • Rejuvenating spa treatments
  • Discover the fauna and flora with a expert guide
  • Explore the marine paradise
  • Horsebacks
  • 4×4 activities/boats or even planes

We hope that by exploring and discovering new things at Grootbos, you will to be inspired to care and protect these incredible creatures within our ecosystem.

Come and enjoy the magic of Africa! Tell us about your experiences at Grootbos we would love to hear them.