Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Location: Garden Route & Little Karoo | South Africa

Price guide: $$$$$ $200-$350 per person per night

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a remote eco-reserve on the South African coastline set within 1,700 hectares of protected land, with an abundance of wildlife, stunning landscapes and access to some of the Cape's most secluded and beautiful beaches. With two lodges to choose from, it is ideal for both families and couples alike.
Perfect forNature lovers, families and couples.
In the knowTravel to Grootbos between June and November and you’ll more than likely catch sight of Southern Right whales metres away from the beach.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Setting & Views
  • Family-friendly
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve has a gorgeous setting. The spectacular two-hour drive from Cape Town takes you close to the tip of Africa, passing stunning mountain ranges, forests and spectacular seascapes along the way, ending at Walker Bay.

Rooms at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

There are two eco-friendly lodges at Grootbos to choose from: the Garden Lodge, suited to families, with one or two bedrooms, a sitting room, bathroom and outdoor deck, and the Forest Lodge, with a more contemporary feel, which is ideally suited to couples.

Food & Drink

Local ingredients, home-grown vegetables and freshly-caught fish are used to create exciting and innovative menus.


Children are extremely well catered for at Grootbos, with tonnes of exciting eco-adventures and activities. There's also a swimming pool at each of the lodges.

Activities at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

There is so much to do here! Explore this natural wonderland on foot, by 4x4 vehicle, on horseback or by boat. Walk through ancient Milkwood forests and let the guides introduce you to the wonders of the South African fynbos.

Best time to go

Best time to travel

Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

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Hotel location

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a two-hour drive from Cape Town and its airport.

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