Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

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Average Kiwi Rating

7.4

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Service
8
Rooms
8
Food & Beverage
8
Spa & Fitness
4
Attention to Detail
7
Generosity & Value
8
Wow / Hip Factor
8
Architecture & Design
8
Location
7
Fit to Promise
8

Nightly Rates from:

ZAR 1,980
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(USD 163)

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Overview

Admiring South Africa's coast of contrast can be as simple as sitting on your private deck at Gansbaai's Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a luxury lodge that balances adventure and relaxation.

Looking for the Marine Big Five? This is one of the best places on the planet.
Entering the ancient Milkwood forest of the Western Cape's Fynbos (one of the world's six floral kingdoms) is like stepping back in time. Staying at the five-star lodges of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve means doing it in style. The Forest Lodge has spacious suites, practically mini-houses, and immense glass doors that let you drift out onto your deck while the scent of the ocean and the fynbos drift in.

In the restaurants, chefs turn local ingredients into global dishes. Even lovers of their meaty game dishes have their heads turned by the vegetarian courses direct from the reserve's garden, or seduced by the saucy seafood. All are sinfully delicious and beautiful enough to draw your eyes from the hypnotic views of Walker Bay.

From beach to bush, a vacation at Gansbaai's Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers an opportunity to explore nature. Whether whale watching or hiking through the Fynbos, the guides bring the forest to life with their short quips and tall stories.

Amenities

  • Kids Club-Daily Activities
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Meeting / Conference Rooms
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Front Desk
  • Outdoor Dining & Lounging Area

Interests

  • Adventure
  • Bird Watching
  • Diving
  • Gastronomy
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • Whale Watching

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Location

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve overlooks Walker Bay on South Africa's Western Cape. At night you can just see the lights from Hermanus at one end of the bay and Gansbaai at the other; a fantastic place to gaze at the southern constellations. The two-hour drive southeast from the Cape Town International Airport is largely inland, but at times flirts with the coastline. You'll pass through the Hermanus wine region en route, if you get to the fishing village of Gansbaai, you've gone too far.

Reservations

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Monday to Friday 6am – 12am
Saturday and Sunday 7am - 3pm
Hours of operation are in Pacific Standard Time.
  • Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
  • Gansbaai
  • South Africa


Recognition & Affiliates

The Good Safari Guide Award - Best Community Safari Camp in Africa - 2009
Forbes Traveler 400 - The World's Very Best Hotel and Resorts - 2008
Amarula - Best Retreat in Africa Awards & 3rd place in Best Eco-Retreat in Africa - 2008
The Good Safari Guide Award - Best Community Property in Africa - 2008
Tourism for Tomorrow Awards - Finalist Conservation category - 2008
Virgin Responsible Tourism Award - Best for conservation of an Endangered species - 2007
Condé Nast Travellers - Green award for ecotourism - 2006
Tatler Travel Guide - Best Family Hotel in the World - 2006