Grootbos provides five star service, food, and activities. Nestled within the side of a rolling hill facing the ocean, your private villa and dining lodge provide spectacular views with great amenities. The strongest asset of Grootbos is the staff. Everyone remembered who we were and which room we were resulting in great and thoughtful service. We went at the end of August, which was an excellent time to visit. It was a bit cool, but the flowers are blooming, the crowds are small, and the aquatic life is abundant (whales with calves, great white sharks, penguins, and seals).
What sets Grootbos apart from other luxury lodges is their focus on ecological and sociological values. Your tourism dollars provide you with local, organic meals and support institutes focusing on providing people from local impoverished communities new opportunities. In fact, 80% of Grootbos staff come from local communities. Our favorite feature was having a roaring fire waiting for us whenever we came back to our villa. Grootbos has friends and patrons for life. I can't wait to return and am planning to come back for a romantic getaway (Forest lodge) and a family trip (Garden Lodge).
I would suggest coming Late August through October and staying for 4 nights before moving further north in South Africa for a safari. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.More
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