This was a really pleasant surprise. Its a bit of the beaten track of the Garden Route but well worth the journey. The location is lovely - tucked into the side of the mountain overlooking the ocean, it immediately invokes a feeling of relaxation and calm.
There is a programme of activities which are great and allow you to do as much or as little as you choose. Equally the pool is lovely just to sit and read if thats what you fancy or go down to the stables and enjoy a horse ride or play with the animals.
The two things that set this place apart from other eco lodges are firstly their attitude towards children - a fully equipped playroom, staff eager to play games with them, the lovely lady in the stables encouraging them to visit anytime etc and secondly the food - included in the price is a degustation menu each night and the food is quite exceptional.
We had two lodges and whilst they are perhaps not the most luxurious, they are well equipped and homely and very clean and the fires lit on a cooler evening was a nice touch. It was a really lovely 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:
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