Location: Hermanus
Price: From $263.20 pp / night
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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is perched on the fynbos and forest clad hills, overlooking the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. Grootbos specializes in the unique offering of an eco-friendly marine experience, within the heart of the Cape's world-renowned flora and marine biodiversity. 
Grootbos Provate Nature Reserve Deck in b

Grootbos Provate Nature Reserve Deck

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Grootbos Provate Nature Reserve Dining View

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

A 2 hour drive from Cape Town, just outside the world famous whale watching town of Hermanus, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is located in the heart of the Cape’s abundant sea, floral and wild life landscapes. Once you have experienced Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, the memories you take away with you will draw you back a second and maybe a third time.

Luxury Accommodation

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an exquisite 5-star property with accommodation and extravagance in an idyllic haven of unsurpassed beauty. Nature dominates even the most lavish interior and exterior design. The lodges at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve are known for providing premium accommodation in the Hermanus area, with 27 luxury designed suites and 1 exclusive villa, offering breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean.

After a reviving day in the landscape, what better than to feast on the fine cuisine offered at Grootbos, whilst soaking up the spectacular sunsets. The lodges have been crafted within rare fynbos and milkwood forests, on a mountain slope overlooking the whale watching mecca of Walker Bay and Hermanus.

Grootbos Provate Nature Reserve Bedroom b

Grootbos Provate Nature Reserve Bedroom

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Grootbos Provate Nature Reserve Pool

Attractions

Not only is Grootbos Private Nature Reserve a multi-award winning 1,750 ha conservancy and reserve, but it is also home to more than 740 different species of plants.  Offering warm hospitality, outstanding cuisine, excellent service, and a wine-amateurs oasis of fine South African wines, Grootbos is a true nature lover’s paradise. The reserve contains some of the world’s most distinct and unique plant, bird and animal species, which can be viewed with the specialist guides when exploring this natural wonderland by foot, horseback or 4×4.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve also offers guests a wide variety of other activities:

  • Trips to the nearby coast to view the Southern Right whales from land
  • Walks along deserted beaches
  • Visits to local archaeological and cultural sites
  • Boat-based whale watching trips, as well as boat tours to a nearby seal island to view penguins, seals, dolphins and great white sharks
  • Shark cage diving at nearby Gansbaai.
  • Horse-riding through the reserve
  • Mountain biking
  • Wine tours to local wineries in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley just outside Hermanus

 

Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve garden

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve garden

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve bar