We visited Grootbos in August this year. This place is a nature pearl. It is astonishingly beautiful especially around the Forest Lodges. Although we had travelled 5 continents, this perhaps is the most beautiful places we have been. We never saw so many kinds of flowers and plants in one single place. One could just sit around for a few hours appreciating the serenity at the backdrop of Walker Bay. Forest Lodges are for adults, hence we stayed in Garden Lodges. Despite of which, we went to Forest Lodges for lunch and dinner from time to time. The trail from Garden Lodge to Forest Lodge was amazing as if we were walking on flower beds. We did a lot in our three-day stay: shark cage diving, whale watching, horse riding, beach picnic, fauna/bird walk, 4x4 flower and plant safari, service trip to local community, and we planted a Family Tree! The food and service quality was good. This place is natural and the garden lodges are built around the hill. There are a lot of uneven steps to walk from the common area to lodges. Two of us twisted our ankles and I actually twisted twice. This was the slight flaw in our perfect stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grootbos, with its two 5-star luxury lodges is spectacularly situated on the fynbos and forest clad hills overlooking the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. Grootbos has carved a unique niche in the upmarket eco-lodge sector by specializing in the Cape region of South Africa’s world-renowned flora and marine biodiversity. This multi-award winning reserve is home to more than 740 different plant species, offers warm hospitality, excellent cuisine, fine wines and is a nature lover’s paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Hotel Grootbos Private Nature Reserve