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Grootbos Forest Lodge

Discover 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.

Encapsulating slick contemporary design edged by natural colors that echo the beauty of the area, 16 suites at Forest Lodge offer a charming luxury base from which to explore the reserve. A range of excellent facilities are provided in the main guest area, with a restaurant, lounge and bar. 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.

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Expert View

  • Encounter the Cape Floral Kingdom and the Marine Big 5
  • Panoramic views of mountain and sea - sometimes even to Cape Point!
  • Sophisticated and contemporary design
  • Rejuvenating spa treatments in a serene Milkwood forest

At a glance

  • 16 Suites
  • 12 years +
  • Open All Year
  • All Inclusive
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"Don't miss the Living the Future Tour, where you will discover how the entire Grootbos experience is designed around benefiting the community and environment."

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ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
Sample Itineraries

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HOW TO BOOK

At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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