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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

If you want to undwind in pristine fynbos surroundings and get indulge in luxury this is the place to be. Main building is very modern, the suites at Forest Lodge huge with luxurious finishes and attention to detail given. On arrival a guide gives an...More

Thank Frogy007
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded November 6, 2017

Dear Frogy007 Thank you for your review. I'm so glad to see that you partook in so many of the activities on offer including the trip to our farm where so much of what we grow ends up on your plate. It's a very rewarding...More

Reviewed October 29, 2017

There are two lodges on this Private Nature Reserve, we stayed at the Forest Lodge. Our luxury suite was definitely luxury. A large lounge nicely furnished and with a stove for cold days. The bedroom is large and the bed comfortable. The bathroom has a...More

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Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded November 6, 2017

Dear ColchesterSleeper Thank you for visiting Grootbos and for taking the time to post this wonderful review. It really helps to motivate all the staff to maintain our standards and go beyond the norm in order to give you, our guest, the most unique experience...More

Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Never stayed in a Nature Reserve before and after much anticipation arrived at this stunning tranquil oasis. The main building is elegantly designed with exquisite views over the bay and if you lucky there might be a whale frolicking in the waters in front of...More

Thank Dawid K
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded November 6, 2017

Dear Dawid K We are all so thrilled to hear that your first lodge experience was so fantastic! We really love preparing the Milkwood dinners as it truly is such a special occasion but the best part for us is seeing the reaction of our...More

Reviewed October 27, 2017

we were four couples the facilities are top notch, the food is amazing, the nature rids are very interesting. the location is great and the stuff is superb. this is a unique location - do not miss it!!

Thank AM3108
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded November 6, 2017

Dear AM3108 Thank you for your positive review. I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Sean

Reviewed October 25, 2017

We arrived from Cape Town (a group of 13 from Texas), our bags were taken from the shuttle and quickly taken to our assigned rooms while we all had lunch in the Garden Lodge...where I immediately ordered the Pinot Noir which was so delicious several...More

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Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded October 27, 2017

Dear 2fridad We are all so humbled by your amazing review! It makes us want to stay at Grootbos too....oh, we work here... You certainly seem to have had an amazing time but that's guaranteed when you are in the hands of Jono and Clayton....More

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Dress is casual.
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Response from Chmalek | Reviewed this property |
Yes they provide you with bottled water. Did not drink the tab water either. It's a wonderful place ! Charly
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"Suites are situated in such a way that all the rooms are private"
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"Ask for one of the residences. They come with a staff and it is well worth it."
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"Garden Lodge in Cottage 10 is gorgeous and two stories. I also saw Cottage 9, which was also beautiful and..."
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"Don't just stay. Immerse yourself into the lodge history, unique activities and luxurious amenities."
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