Grootbos Forest Lodge

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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.

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.

How to get to Grootbos Forest Lodge

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.

Activities at Grootbos Forest Lodge

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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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Grootbos Forest Lodge

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Great White

Cape Town and Hermanus Self Drive Holiday

Cost Per Person
From $2,300 (Includes international flights from JFK)
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Cape Town, Hermanus
Kirstenbosch Gardens

The Cape Highlights Self Drive

Cost Per Person
From $3,600 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus, Plettenberg Bay, Shamwari Game Reserve