Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Walker Bay

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve can supply you with the best of both worlds – sumptuous beaches as well as lush forest. Accommodating only 27 luxury designed suites you’ll be exposed to the great African outdoors with enough space to enjoy it. This idyllic haven offers activities to suit all tastes, from flower safaris to shark cage diving and everything in between.


A two-hour drive or a short 30-minute heli-flight from Cape Town will have you in Grootbos. With views overlooking Walker Bay and surrounded by a 2,500-hectare reserve hosting over 750 different plant species.


Unwind in your own tranquil lodge and bask in the South African sunshine from your spacious deck. There are two options of lodges – the classic Garden Lodge set in the lush indigenous surroundings, or the Forest Lodge which boasts a modern and contemporary feel appealing to the cosmopolitan traveller. Perfect even when the nights cool down – enjoy log fires, two spacious bathrooms and spectacular views from floor length windows. Whichever lodge you choose, we can guarantee you won’t want to leave.


There’s something for everyone with a long list of activities on offer and spectacular views at every turn. Grootbos owner Michael has a unique vision and has executed it to perfection. The Grootbos Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation committed to local community projects and proud to hold some fantastic success stories – adds a special element to Grootbos and an extra touch to your stay there. A stay at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve holds nothing back. It’s up to you how wild you go, so whether you want to take a horseback ride along the beach at sunset, explore the fynbos lowlands, dive with great white sharks, fly a Cessna over the coast, watch whales from land, sea or air, feast on 12 course meals or just lie in the sun with a glass of wine and a view for miles, this is the place to do it.