Luxury in Harmony with Nature

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.

The Magic of Milkwoods

The name Grootbos, an Afrikaans word meaning Big Forest, is derived from the presence of our ancient Milkwood Forests. Milkwood trees are known to grow over 1000 years old and their gnarled branches and mossy beards create an enchanting atmosphere of deep soothing tranquility and rejuvenation. It is amongst these ancient forests that Grootbos has artfully laid out its exquisite 5-star accommodation offerings, with breathtaking views across the fynbos plains towards the sparkling whale sanctuary of Walker Bay in the distance.

An Investment in People and the Environment

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.

Our Accommodation

5-Star Luxury Accommodation in Harmony with Nature. Each free-standing suite features a private deck with incredible views.

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Our Foundation

Your stay with us makes a real and effective contribution to the unique ecosystem of the Walker Bay region and its people.

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Our Specials

Tailor Made Deals and Packages for families, honeymoons, weddings, conferences, weekend getaways, etc.

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Latest News

The Heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom

Posted under Fynbos and Flora Blog by Grootbos on 15th February 2017

An area of extraordinarily high diversity of distinctive flora, the Cape Floral Kingdom is a ?biodiversity hotspot? and a unique natural haven for birds, insects and.......