Grootbos Private Nature Reserve – Forest Lodge
Group Size: Based on a minimum of 2 passengers
Grootbos boasts the best of two worlds - exquisite 5 star comfort and extravagance in an idyllic haven where the unsurpassed beauty of nature dominates even the lodges' lavish interior and exterior design. Both identically priced luxurious lodges, Forest Lodge, and Garden Lodge have been artfully crafted within rare fynbos and milkwood forests on a mountain slope overlooking the whale watching Mecca of Walker Bay and Hermanus. Just two hours from Cape Town, at Grootbos you can experience gourmet food, fine wines, and unparalleled floral diversity. Guided activities include whale watching, horse riding, walks, 4X4 flower safaris, bird watching, quad bikes and more.
The Forest Lodge is a masterpiece of sophisticated and contemporary design, reflecting the breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. The clean lines, high ceilings and large windows frame and accentuate the incredible sweeping views across the rolling hills of fynbos and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay beyond. On a clear day, it’s possible to see all the way to Cape Point! Orientated towards the setting sun, every evening offers another grand spectacle of light and colour.
The 16 freestanding luxury suites are accessed via an enchanted cobbled pathway beneath the ancient forest canopy. Each of the freestanding suites are stylishly furnished with luxurious canopy beds, spacious en suite bathrooms, separate lounges with cosy fireplaces and private wooden decks with spectacular panoramic views.
The main lodge features a variety of elegant dining venues, a bar, lounge, curio shop and conference centre. Spacious wooden decks and an infinity pool beckon you to relax, unwind and enjoy the soothing tranquility. As the evening descends, cosy fireplaces and subtle lighting create a warm, romantic atmosphere for the perfect dining experience.
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 pioneer in sustainable tourism. Grootbos calls it Progressive Tourism and invites you to be a part of it.
Day 1 - Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
On arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be transferred by road to your lodge for dinner and overnight. (D)
Grootbos, meaning ‘Big Forest’, only two hours from Cape Town, nestled between mountain and sea, on the way to the Garden Route, is a 5 star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible flora and marine life of the region. Home of the ‘Marine Big Five’ – whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins; and with unparalleled floral diversity, Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind African experience. From a range of luxury suites to a private villa with your own private guide, chef and butler, the lodge offers panoramic views, gourmet food and fine wines. The guided activities include whale watching, horse riding, walks, 4X4 flower safaris, bird watching, quad bikes and more.
Day 2 - Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Enjoy scheduled activities including horse riding, guided walks and nature tours. (BLD)
Day 3 - End of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Stay
After breakfast you will be transferred by road back to Cape Town Airport. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 25 Mar 23 - 30 Apr 23 $2,735 $3,770
- 01 May 23 - 15 Jul 23 $2,460 $3,355
- 16 Jul 23 - 14 Dec 23 $3,130 $4,365
- 15 Dec 23 $3,250 $4,485
- 16 Dec 23 - 31 Dec 23 $3,445 $4,780
- 01 Jan 24 - 10 Jan 24 $3,590 $4,925
- 11 Jan 24 - 15 Jan 24 $3,395 $4,630
- 16 Jan 24 - 30 Apr 24 $3,250 $4,485
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
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