The only reason we chose to go here was to see marine life. They certainly market that on their website, although as an "extra". When we got there, we were advised that the boat they use was out of service. There was no access to any other boat. If you are marketing the ability to see marine life, you need to have a plan B.
Expect a surly reply from the owner who was not even gracious enough to provide an apology, stating only that it's not his boat and is out of his control. True, but it's up to you to find a way to live up to the expectations that you set.
The food, however, was amazing, the staff were wonderful and the grounds were beautiful. Too bad that's not what we went there for.
- 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