Immerse yourself in a South African adventure in harmony with nature. Sitting between the mountains, the ocean and ancient Milkwood forests is the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, where discovering the extraordinary biodiversity in more than 2500 acres of pristine wilderness is just the beginning. Connect with nature in unparalleled luxury, while your heart is stolen by this magical place.
Uncompromising style and luxury
The guest accommodation is simply stunning at the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Choose from the wooden beams and homely feel of the Garden Lodge, the ultra-chic Forest Lodge or the secluded luxury of a private villa. Each has been designed to offer the utmost comfort with cosy log burners, private decks and breathtaking views of the ocean and the mountains. The modern conveniences are second to none for the ultimate luxury package.
A unique dining experience
The Garden Lodge and Forest Lodge restaurants offer fresh, organic ingredients lovingly prepared by the creative chefs, with each menu a complete dining experience. For a uniquely South African flavour dine in The Boma. Alternatively, private dining can be arranged with a picnic on the beach or in the Reserve itself. Cellar Dinners are the chance to sample some fabulous wine and food pairings in an intimate setting with the Sommelier.
Explore and discover
The Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers the chance for guests to discover the pioneering work in research and conservation that is being done. Discover the natural wonders with a marine safari, take to the hills on a guided hike or learn about the vital importance of the bees. For the adventurous, try shark cage-diving or horse riding along the vast sandy beach. After your adventures, soothe the body and spirit with a reviving spa therapy, or find a shady spot by the infinity pool.
Open your eyes and your heart and connect with nature on the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. The warm South African hospitality, unsurpassed luxury and stunning location will leave you breathless.
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