Grootbos Garden Lodge

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Garden 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.

Garden Lodge is set against the backdrop of this natural beauty, surrounded by carefully manicured fynbos gardens and native trees. Exuding African warmth, the thatch and stone accommodation evaporates into its surroundings and offers a comfortable base from which to explore the area. Guests can expect 11 suites in total divided between 3 different room types. All accommodation options feature en-suite bathrooms, air conditioners, lounges with fireplaces and breath-taking panoramas.

Designed with high arching ceilings and large windows, the main lodge offers a number of facilities, including a restaurant, children's entertainment room and a lounge to relax in. Unwind in the pool and soak up the sun on the decking while looking out upon the view. Families will find a visit to the outdoor play area rewarding, with plenty of farm yard animals for kids to befriend.

How to get to Grootbos Garden 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 Garden 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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Grootbos Garden Lodge Reviews

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Client Score: 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews 4.5 View more reviews
Grootbos Garden Lodge

Denis & Clare Casey

5

Leaving Cape Town we moved down the coast, stopping off via Hermanus before arriving in the Grootbos Nature Reserve, staying in the Garden Lodge. While we had planned shark cage diving during our two days here, we ran into the only bad weather of the trip and the seas were too rough to get out on either day. To be honest though it was quickly forgotten as we hunkered down, ate and drank well and got out with our great guide Caylin, exploring the Milkwood forest, taking the 4X4 around to showcase the incredible flora on which Grootbos has made its name. Horse riding and a tour of the Klipgat cave near De Kelders, timing our run in between the waves, was a journey back in time to the Khoikhoi people that Caylin grabbed all our attention with.

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Grootbos Garden Lodge

Anonymous

4

Gorgeous setting. Excellent knowledgeable guides. Beautiful lodges. Beds could have been more comfortable but only if I am being really picky !

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Grootbos Garden Lodge

Susanne Tranguch & Richard Teitell

4

This we have mixed reviews. when we arrived, everyone was really nice, and the lodge was gorgeous. the second night, the wait staff seemed less interested, and we felt like we had done something wrong? They just treated us more like we were a nuisance than a valued customer. i'm not sure why.

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Selected Itineraries

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Phinda

Cape Town, Hermanus and Phinda Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
From $16,110 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Hermanus, Phinda Private Game Reserve
Whale tail

Cape Town, Hermanus and Madikwe Family Holiday

Days
13
Cost For Family of 4
From $11,630 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Hermanus, Madikwe
Whalewatching boat trip from Grootbos Reserve in the Cape

Cape Town and Hermanus Family Holiday

Days
10
Cost Per Person
From $5,410 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Hermanus
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Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus and Kruger Family Holiday

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
From $13,220 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus, Ngala Private Game Reserve