Grootbos Private Nature Reserve: A Scenic Sanctuary in The Overberg

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve: A Scenic Sanctuary in The Overberg

Spectacular scenery and discreet luxury await at this enchanting eco-reserve in The Overberg.

Set in an indigenous fynbos forest amidst rolling hills of ancient milkwood trees, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an extraordinary place where endless nature and tranquil luxury converge. With views right down to the whale-watching capital of Walker Bay, this slice of serenity is a haven for nature-lovers and gourmet travellers alike.

Breathtaking panoramas, contemporary five-star accommodation, and unique travel experiences have been luring travellers back to its lair, long after their initial seduction. Landscaped gardens surround the restaurant, lounge, boma and barista bar, with a beauty salon, library and swimming pool close by for a spot of unwinding.

The lodgings

Guests have the option of staying in one of two private villas, or a luxury suite in the Forest Lodge or Garden Lodge. Garden Lodge is family-friendly, and boasts a kids’ activity room with a big screen (and popcorn machine) for movies, a pool and foosball table, loads of books and games, arts and crafts, and the loveliest child-minders to look after your little ones while you enjoy sundowners on the terrace.

Forest Lodge

  • 16 luxury free-standing suites with fireplaces
  • private forest walkways
  • sweeping fynbos, forest, and ocean views
  • restaurant, lounge, boma, and barista bar
  • beauty salon and library
  • infinity pool

Cost From R11 480 per night for two people (depending on season)

 Garden Lodge

  • landscaped gardens
  • panoramic ocean views
  • restaurant, lounge, boma and barista bar
  • beauty salon and library
  • swimming pool

Cost From R11 480 per night for two people (depending on season)

Two private villas

  • one six-bedroom villa
  • one four-bedroom villa
  • private chef, butler and nature guides
  • private swimming pool, cinema, wine cellar and gym

Cost Please enquire for rates.

Dream destination


In addition to luxe lodgings, Grootbos offers a range of unique and enriching experiences for guests to explore the surrounds. These include guided nature walks and hikes, horse-riding, bird-watching, unique botanical safaris, the art of beekeeping, cooking classes, and beauty treatments. Marine safaris, scenic flights, quad-biking, river cruises and whale watching can also be arranged by the hotel.

Good to know From 1 May 2019 until 15 July 2019, enjoy 35% off a three-night stay in a private freestanding luxury suite, complete with breakfast, a light lunch, a gourmet five-course dinner, and an abundance of exciting activities to choose from with the Grootbos Secret Season Special.

Distance from CT 2 hours
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No

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