Nestled between mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible Flora and Marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa. Home of the “Marine Big 5” – whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins; and with unparalleled floral diversity, Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind luxury African experience. Only 2 hours from Cape Town and 30 minutes from Hermanus on the way to the world-renowned Garden Route, Grootbos is perfectly situated between the classic attractions of the Cape and is most certainly a highlight on any itinerary. Grootbos is about more than just luxury accommodation and eco adventures. Your visit directly contributes to the conservation efforts of the Grootbos Foundation as well as the development of sustainable nature-based livelihoods amongst local communities. It is this core philosophy of conservation linked with social development that has made Grootbos an award-winning world leader in responsible tourism.
Accommodation & Restaurant
Nestled in an ancient Milkwood forest surrounded by fynbos and mountains, the accommodation at Grootbos offers a complete immersion into the pristine natural surroundings within the gentle embrace of comfort and luxury. 5 star accommodation options include a garden lodge, a luxury suite, a two bedroom luxury suite, a forest lodge and a villa.
Grootbos boasts two outstanding restaurants as well as a selection of amazing venues for special occasions. When dining at the restaurant you will be treated to organic produce from the farm as well as chefs willing to cater to special dietary requirements.
Cycling and Activities at Grootbos
As a guest at the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve you are welcome to make use of a complimentary ebike to explore the farm. If you would like a guided tour of the farm by bike you can let the accommodation know one week in advance. There are 4×4 trails for the more adventurous Mountain biker. Other activities include whale watching, shark cage diving, 4×4 flower trail, bird watching and wine tasting.