Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Scale of 90-100
Set on a hillside overlooking the dunes of the seasonal whale-watching center of Walker Bay, this property encompasses two lodges and a six-room and a four-room villa. The family-friendly Garden Lodge has 11 freestanding suites arrayed about the stone-and-timber main building with a cozy indoor-outdoor restaurant, lounge, library, terrace and pool area. The Contemporary Forest Lodge includes a restaurant, an infinity pool and 16 stand-alone suites with fireplaces, four-poster canopy beds and private wooden decks. The restaurant serves exceptional food, with daily-changing menus. Activities offered include 4WD safari excursions on the reserve, horseback riding and aerial and boat tours of the bay. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the Forest Lodge.
Read the full review from our editors.
Beautiful setting; the staff’s enthusiasm for the land.
Good to Know
Grootbos has excellent relationships with respected outfitters for off-premise excursions.
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Features:
- Children welcome
- Horseback riding
- Private pool
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Editor’s Choice: Luxury Suite for Two, $1,030 (all meals and most on-property activities included).
All meals (excluding beverages); Welcome drink; Daily fresh fruit; Horseback riding; Guided nature walks and drives; Whale- and bird-watching; Round-trip transfers to all activities; Wi-Fi; Parking
Learn more about Grootbos Private Nature Reserve:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.