Grootbos Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge is found in the Grootbos Nature Reserve; a spectacular array of fynbos and forest clad hills that overlook the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay, near Hermanus. Home of the "Marine Big 5" - whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins; and with unparalleled floral diversity on the 1750 ha reserve, Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind luxury African experience.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Encapsulating slick contemporary design edged by natural colours that echo the beauty of the area, one of the 16 suites at Forest Lodge offers a charming luxury base from which to explore the reserve. Guests have a choice of 2 room types: Luxury Suites and Luxury Pool Suites. Surrounded by the primeval Milkwood forest, all of the suites at the property are elegantly furnished and possess large bathrooms, large glass doors that let in plenty of light, fireplaces for evening cosiness and very comfortable beds. However, the highlight of a stay here are the sweeping panoramic views; gaze from your suite on the endless horizon and distant mountains.

A range of excellent facilities are provided in the main guest area, with a restaurant, lounge, bar and a curio on offer. Large windows and high ceilings are complemented by large wooden decking outside with an inviting infinity pool the perfect place to take in the view and unwind.

Getting There

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a 30 min drive from Hermanus, a 2 hour's drive from Cape Town and a 4 hour 30 minute drive from the Garden Route.


Whale Watching (in season), Shark Cage Diving, Walks and Hikes, 4x4 Flower Safari, Cave Tours, Horse Riding, Bird Watching, Scenic Flights and Quad Biking.

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Julie Girard

AMAZING!! Beautiful property with so much to do! The staff was incredible and made every moment enjoyable.

07/02/2020 Read full trip review

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Nkasi Okafor Wilken

Perfection. The room, the staff, the food - I could not ask for better. The activity planning and attention to detail was impeccable. I learned so much about SA, marine life, and the community surrounding Grootbos. I loved Grootbos' dedication to maintaining a positive relationship with the community in which it sits. Gareth and Princess made our stay even more enjoyable, and the manager (Mandy/Mindy?) clearly…

10/11/2019 Read full trip review

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