Grootbos Reserve

A paradise of mountains, forest and sea near the most Southern Point of Africa!

Grootbos - Private Reserve - South Africa coast

A natural immersion

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a paradise of awe-inspiring natural surrounds uniquely tucked between mountains, forest and sea close to the Southern tip of Africa.

Situated near Hermanus in the South African Overberg, the luxury eco-reserve treats visitors to a spectacular display of brilliantly coloured blossoms, lush fynbos and majestic old Milkwood trees.

Grootbos protects no fewer than 1768 hectares of unique Cape Floral Kingdom, with over 750 species of indigenous plants.

There’s something for every kind of nature lover at Grootbos. Whether you’re interested in birding, wild flowers, adventure sports or relaxing on beautiful unspoilt beaches, there’s sure to be something to delight you.

Activities on offer include forest and fynbos walks, 4×4 reserve safaris, beach walks, horseback riding, social responsibility tours, ancient cave explorations, tree planting, helicopter trips, spa treatments and scenic boat cruises.

Luxury Lodges

The luxuriously appointed accommodation has been designed to complement the pristine natural setting.

Nestled within a magical Milkwood forest, the Garden Lodge comprises 11 luxurious freestanding one- and two-bedroom suites with panoramic ocean views. The lodge is complete with a restaurant, lounge, barista bar, boma, library, swimming pool and beauty salon.

For the ultimate romantic getaway, the Forest Lodge offers peace and privacy high on a hill with 180-degree views of the ocean and fynbos. Its 16 luxurious freestanding suites each have cosy fireplaces and access to a communal restaurant, lounge, barista bar, boma, beauty salon, library and infinity pool.

The Private Villas are the last word in secluded luxury for discerning guests. Secluded and exclusive, they’re surrounded by pristine natural beauty and serviced by a private chef, butler and nature guides. Private Villa guests can enjoy the use of their own swimming pool, office, cinema room, wine cellar and fully equipped gym. There’s even a landing strip available to guests arriving in helicopters and small planes.

Grootbos South Africa Private Luxury Villa
Grootbos South Africa Private Luxury Villa

Wine & Dine

dining experience at Grootbos is not just about the food – it’s an occasion. Only the freshest local ingredients are used, with many coming from the organic farm on the reserve.

Each plate is served as a colourful piece of art – a feast for all the senses.

Enjoy the warm cosy interior and spectacular ocean and fynbos views as you savour memorable meals at the Garden Lodge restaurant. The Forest Lodge restaurant boasts striking contemporary design and a wide open-air deck with endless views to enjoy as part of your fine dining experience. Grootbos also offers culinary adventures in the form of destination dining, whether it be an open-air meal in the boma, dinners in the cellar or picnics on the beach and reserve.

South Africa is renowned for its wine, and Grootbos is proud to showcase this in its extensive selection. Discover the South African wine regions through food and wine pairings and expert advice from professional sommeliers at the reserve. Choose from a vast selection of bottles in the cellar, enjoying the most perfect expression of the local landscape.

From the spectacular natural surrounds to the exciting range of activities, luxury accommodation and world-class food and wine experience, it’s no surprise that Grootbos is one of South Africa’s most unique and renowned destinations.