Grootbos Gansbaai (near Hermanus) - AHM015

Grootbos meaning "Big Forest" is set in a private nature reserve along the coast and an easy 2 hours from Cape Town. An ideal escape for those looking to get back to nature and enjoy the simple pleasures of life - with a touch of luxury!

27 Bedrooms, Sleeps 68

Pool - Yes
Restaurant - Yes

Private Nature Reserve
All inclusive activites - beach & nature
Beautiful views
Whale Watching (June - Dec)
Beach Picnics
Birding excursions

Guest book

Dec 2014
....Grootbos absolutely amazing- everything I wanted and quite a magical place- I will return to this place again. Thanks you so much for helping us with this. The rooms - the service- the views- the food all just amazing. Doreen C, United Kingdom

Feb 2014
.... Grootbos - the location and accommodation was idyllic and nothing was too much for the staff who did anything they could to make us at home and to make everyone's stay magical.. Clarke family, United Kingdom

Grootbos offers the choice of two lodges - Forest and Garden, as well as a private Villa. Either of your choices will allow you the indulgence of a relaxed escape enjoying the facilities and all inclusive stay from your meals, seasonal whale watching (June - Dec), beach picnics and sundowners, specialised guides to accompany you on walks or a flower walk, horse-riding (all levels) and birding excursions.

Forest Lodge
There are 16 luxury suites built in the natural ancient Milkwood thickets along a cobbled lover's lane, creating intimate privacy in a fairy-tale forest. Each suite is stylishly furnished to provide an exquisite blend of aesthetic beauty and supreme comfort. Cosy fireplaces, romantic canopy beds and spacious bathrooms make this an idyllic hideaway for honeymoon couples. This lodge accommodates children from 12 years of age and older.

The Luxury Suites: Each suite has a lounge with fireplace, bedroom(s), en suite bathroom with double washbasins, double showers and/or baths, heated towel rails & hair dryers, wooden deck, tea & coffee station, safe for valuables & well-stocked mini-bar, as well as DSTV and telephone.

Garden Lodge
Set in the location of the original Grootbos Lodge, the Garden Lodge offers 11 charming free-standing units with sweeping views across the fynbos, mountains and sea.

There are 8 one bedroom suites and 2 two bedroom suites which are all spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, separate lounge with tea & coffee making facilities, minibar, cosy fireplace, DVD player for in-room entertainment. The spacious suites open out onto a private outside deck overlooking the Walker Bay.

This luxury Villa is hidden in the natural wonderland of the reserve with 6 elegant suites, a private butler, chef and guide. It has incredible views of the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay, for exclusive use only.

The facilities include 2 master-suites with en-suite bathroom (bath, shower and outside shower), 3 luxury bedrooms with en-suite bathroom (bath and shower),1 luxury bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only) and 2 lounges with satellite TV. Fully equipped kitchen with storeroom and scullery, dining room, breakfast area, 2 outside BBQ areas and 1 inside BBQ area with outside pool. Media room with big screen and projector, 1 fully equipped office with internet access and telephone, a wine cellar, fully equipped gym and large outside decks.

Only 2 hours from Cape Town en route to Hermanus and the Garden Route, Grootbos is centred in the heart of the Cape's abundant sea, floral and wild life landscapes. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers its guests a variety of activities to choose from.

Grootbos provides its guests with a range of unique experiences that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Perfect for families and honeymooners.