|Grootbos is a 1100 hectare Private Nature Reserve, with luxury cottages nestled amongst a 25 hectare natural, indigenous Milkwood Forest. |
Grootbos Nature Reserve Location
Grootbos Lodge by the Sea, 165km east of Cape Town, just past Hermanus, and overlooking Walker Bay, with a vista to Cape Point. A short distance from the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, and on the best whale watching coast in South Africa.
Grootbos Nature Reserve Activities
Beach Wildlife Self Drive Walking Country Lodge Fishing Photography Birding Mountain Biking Day Tour Swimming Pool Price Range - Southern Africa: $200 - $400 Child Friendly
Grootbos Nature Reserve Attractions
Grootbos (meaning 'large forest) is named after the white milkwoods which are indigenous to the area and form an extensive forest on the reserve. This forest is the largest of its kind in the world, providing a home for trees that are hundreds of years old, and has been classified as one of the world's six "floral kingdoms".
Grootbos has an amazing diversity of fynbos vegetation, with over 715 plant species, flowering throughout the year.
You are likely to see many of the 107 bird species recorded on the reserve, as well as many other animals.
We have an enthusiastic resident botanist, ornithologist, marine biologist and horticulturist, who will help any visitor appreciate the many unique features of this area.
Grootbos Nature Reserve Facilities
Garden Lodge: Garden Lodge with its tranquil gardens, meandering walkways and charming ponds has a more homely atmosphere with traditional decoration. The lodge is perfect for families and accepts children of all ages. All suites with DSTV and telephone.
Forest Lodge: The design at Forest Lodge is sophisticated and contemporary. Decorated with clear lines, large windows, rich textures and warm colours, the Lodge is perfect for honeymooners and nature lovers. Forest Lodge has stylishly furnished suites with under floor heating, Bathrooms with outdoor showers, All suites with DSTV, telephone and Internet connection, No children under 12.
All cottages have tea/coffee facilities, minibar, fruit basket,etc.
Three-course dinners, specialising in seafood, are served in our circular restaurant as are large buffet breakfasts.
Large swimming pool set within natural rock features and indigenous plants, Gift shop stocked with local arts & crafts, Telescopes for whale and bird-watching, Conference facilities, Research centre.
Grootbos Nature Reserve Additional Information
Included in our accommodation rates are:-
4 x 4 Champagne Beach Drives,
Bird watching; Whale watching,
Horse-riding & mountain biking.
Canapes & bubbly in room at 18h00,
Picnic for two at the beach,
Rose petals at turndown.
Also on offer are:
Boat trips to nearby Dyer Island to view Cape fur seals, African (Jackass) Penguins, cormorants & various other sea-birds,
White shark cage-diving;
Fishing cruises, Visits to breweries, Visits to Hermanus (for craft market/shopping),
Trip to Cape Agulhas (the southernmost tip of Africa) 160kms away.
And many other intersting and facinating things to see and do.
Grootbos Nature Reserve Children Policy
FOREST LODGE ACCEPTS CHILDREN OVER THE AGE OF 12 YEARS.
GARDEN LODGE ACCEPTS CHILDREN OF ALL AGES – NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 6 YEARS MAY HAVE DINNER IN THE RESTAURANT.
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM