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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

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R43 Between Stanford and Gansbaai, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 7220 South Africa See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Simple from outside and remote from everything else this place just amazing. It is situated in the Grootbos natural park and basically consists of small groups of several 2-bedrooms cottages, parking places and reception building, restaurant and pool each. The nature around is very beautiful,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Forest Lodge. Large suite (with 2 bathrooms), beautiful grounds, great food, attentive service. What a way to start an African vacation! From the quad biking, flower safari, private dinner in the wine cellar and wine tour to Cape Agulhas, everyone made...More

Thank Esther R
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 1 week ago

Dear Esther R You've certainly done a lot during your time with us- congratulations! Thank you for the lovely review. It goes a long way to motivate and inspire our staff. Regards Sean

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here at Forest Lodge in lodge 31. We checked in, had a delicious lunch then headed out with our lovely ranger Alison to the ancient caves and beach. We enjoyed this especially when we saw a whale and calf close to...More

Thank lizbethkgreen
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 1 week ago

Dear lizbethkgreen I'm so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay so much. The flights over Walker Bay are definitely a highlight of any stay at the moment. There are just so many whales in the Bay this year- MAGIC! I hope your great...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's hard to know where to start in describing this truly magnificent place. As a family of four (including two boys aged 6 and 9) Grootbos provided the ultimate sanctuary for some remarkable shared experiences - whale watching from the rocks, horse riding (boys only...More

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Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear GBs_review Thank you so much for the lovey review. I'll be sure to pass on your lovely message to everyone at Garden Lodge. I'm so thrilled to hear that the boys enjoyed their stay so much. Next time, we'll have to get you out...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

There are a handful of very special places in the world in which ordinary travellers are able to stay and this is one of those. The owner shares his family's slice of nature and conservation for you to learn from and enjoy and it is...More

Thank ClaireL3866
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ClaireL3866 We are humbled by your heartfelt review- THANK YOU! It was our privilege to share our piece of paradise with you. May the scent of the fresh fynbos air and the brush of our Cape wind remain in your thoughts for years to...More

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Grootbos, with its two 5-star luxury lodges is spectacularly situated on the fynbos and forest clad hills overlooking the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. Grootbos has carved a unique niche in the More upmarket eco-lodge sector by specializing in the Cape region of South Africa’s world-renowned flora and marine biodiversity. This multi-award winning reserve is home to more than 740 different plant species, offers warm hospitality, excellent cuisine, fine wines and is a nature lover’s paradise. Less
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Free Parking
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Multilingual Staff
Shuttle Bus Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$962 - US$1,511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room & Suite (230)
Dining (78)
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18 September 2018|
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Response from krickels | Reviewed this property |
I agree. It is a very casual place. A casual dress or skirt is fine for dinner. The rest of the time, you will be outdoors engaging in hiking, beach activities, etc. Be comfortable here!
21 September 2017|
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Response from happytraveler12015 | Reviewed this property |
Dress is casual.
Room Tips
"All of the rooms come with exquisite views of the bay."
5 weeks ago
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"It appears that they are all good with perfect views, but"
5 Aug 2018
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"You can't make wrong choice at this amazing at this reserve."
11 Jul 2018
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"The forest lodge is amazing. Some of the rooms are a bit of a walk along a beautiful tree-covered path from..."
10 Jul 2018
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