The breathtaking Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, which nestles in indigenous fynbos near Hermanus in the Western Cape of South Africa, features two beautiful luxury lodges. The exclusive Forest Lodge, as well as the Garden Lodge, have been artfully constructed within rare Milkwood and fynbos forests on a mountain slope overlooking the famous whale watching region of Walker Bay and Hermanus. The five-star accommodation and reserve lie only two hours away from Cape Town down the lush Garden Route, in the heart of the Cape's abundant floral, sea, and wildlife landscapes. This nature reserve is home to distinct and unique animals, bird and plant species which can only be found in this part of the world making Grootbos an extraordinary place.
The impressive lodges offer the most comfortable and elegant accommodation in the region, with 27 suites offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests savour the most exquisite cuisine complemented with fine wines while admiring beautiful sunsets. Specialised guides at lodge provide exciting exploration tours on foot, horseback or 4x4 drives.
Beautiful flowers and lush fynbos surround the thatch and stone Garden Lodge with A fish pond as well as a terrace featuring a swimming pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, flank the entrance. The charming lodge with its 11 stand-alone suites offers scenic views of fynbos covered mountains and the sea. Beautifully located, it features a contrast of lavish luxury and natural beauty. The Lodge is family friendly and does accommodate children of all ages.
The luxury suites provide romantic canopy beds, en-suite bathrooms, separate lounges with fireplaces, mini bar, tea, and coffee making facilities as well as wooden decks.
The Forest Lodge represents an architectural masterpiece of contemporary high design. The 16 freestanding suites nestle in a 1500-year old Milkwood Forest and provide tranquillity and privacy. Wooden sundecks and an outdoor swimming pool are available for guests' enjoyment.
The suites offer a lounge complete with fireplace, bedroom(s), ensuite bathroom with double wash basins, double showers, and baths, heated towel rails and hair dryers, wooden deck, tea and coffee station, safe for valuables and well-stocked mini-bar, as well as DSTV and telephone. The Forest Lodge welcomes children from 12 years of age and older.
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Blissful and rejuvenating Groot Bos spa treatments ranging from shiatsu to full facials await guests at the Health and Beauty Spa. Treatments can also be offered within the comfort of the guest's suite, in the exclusive spa facilities, and even in the magnificent forest surrounded by the ancient Milkwood trees of the reserve.