Grootbos Lodge boasts the best of two worlds – exquisite 5-star comfort and extravagance in an idyllic haven where the unsurpassed beauty of nature dominates even the most lavish interior and exterior design. This luxurious resort has been artfully crafted within rare fynbos and milkwood forests on a mountain slope overlook ing the whale watching haven of Walker Bay and Gansbaai. It is a place w here the sunbird sings and buzzard and buck guard over the marine Big Five that thrives here – dolphins, southern right whales, great white sharks, penguins and seals.

Only 2 hours from Cape Town en route to Hermanus and the Garden Route, Grootbos is centred in the heart of the Cape’s abundant sea, floral and wild life landscapes. The reserve boasts some of the world’s most distinct and unique plant, bird and animal species.


The impressive lodges, 27 luxury designed suites and exclusive villa offer breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean.

The magnificent new Forest Lodge is an architectural masterpiece of sophisticated contemporary design, in a 1500-year old Milkwood Forest. The Lodge consists of a main lodge, as well as luxurious, freestanding suites built on the edge of the forest. Volumes of space under slate roofs are framed by glass, steel and natural brick to maximize the sweeping views across fynbos and dunes to the ocean.

Individual luxury suites beneath the overhang of Milkwood trees provide the ideal blend of privacy and supreme comfort. Each is furnished with rich textures, romantic canopy beds with the finest linens and down quilts, spacious tiled sunny bathrooms, separate lounges with cosy fireplaces and mini bars. From you private deck you can soak up exquisite ocean and mountain views and watch the sun disappear from a flaming sky into the Atlantic Ocean.

A beautiful retreat located amongst indigenous fynbos gardens with superb sweeping views, Garden Lodge is made from stone, thatch and fine timber with a quintessential African essence. The Garden Lodge boasts sweeping views and is de lightfully located amongst beautiful indigenous fynbos  gardens.

This is the original Grootbos Lodge and is surrounded by three hectares of indigenous fynbos and forest garden. Accommodation is in 11 luxurious, freestanding suites in a spectacular nature setting. Totally refurbished in a manner that reflects stylish and contemporary inspirations, its charming private suites feature romantic canopy beds, spacious en-suite bathrooms, separate lounges with cosy fireplaces, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities as well as wooden decks with simply breathtaking views.

From the kitchen

Drawing inspiration from the abundance of scents and colours in nature around them, our chefs conjure up magical combinations that replenish and inspire body and soul.

Fish caught on the day, succulent meats and home-grown organic vegetables are enhanced with flavours from our flourishing herb garden. The award winning wines of the Cape provide the ideal accompaniment to gourmet cuisine.

All meals are prepared with innovative flair, presented with a touch of brilliance and colour, and served in a restaurant with unbeatable panoramic views.


Marine Big 5 by Boat, Forest & Fynbos on Foot, Horseback Riding, 4×4 Flower Safari, Walk on the Beach Shark Cage Diving, Scenic Flight,s Whales & Ancient Caves