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    Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

    | R43 Between Stanford and Gansbaai, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 7220, South Africa
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    • Excellent88%
    • Very good8%
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    “forest lodge” (146 reviews)
    “horse riding” (88 reviews)
    “whale watching” (69 reviews)
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    11 - 15 of 588 reviews

    Reviewed 2 November 2017

    If you want to undwind in pristine fynbos surroundings and get indulge in luxury this is the place to be. Main building is very modern, the suites at Forest Lodge huge with luxurious finishes and attention to detail given. On arrival a guide gives an...More

    Thank Frogy007
    Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 7 November 2017

    Dear Frogy007 Thank you for your review. I'm so glad to see that you partook in so many of the activities on offer including the trip to our farm where so much of what we grow ends up on your plate. It's a very rewarding...More

    Reviewed 29 October 2017

    There are two lodges on this Private Nature Reserve, we stayed at the Forest Lodge. Our luxury suite was definitely luxury. A large lounge nicely furnished and with a stove for cold days. The bedroom is large and the bed comfortable. The bathroom has a...More

    Thank ColchesterSleeper
    Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 7 November 2017

    Dear ColchesterSleeper Thank you for visiting Grootbos and for taking the time to post this wonderful review. It really helps to motivate all the staff to maintain our standards and go beyond the norm in order to give you, our guest, the most unique experience...More

    Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

    Never stayed in a Nature Reserve before and after much anticipation arrived at this stunning tranquil oasis. The main building is elegantly designed with exquisite views over the bay and if you lucky there might be a whale frolicking in the waters in front of...More

    Thank Dawid K
    Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 7 November 2017

    Dear Dawid K We are all so thrilled to hear that your first lodge experience was so fantastic! We really love preparing the Milkwood dinners as it truly is such a special occasion but the best part for us is seeing the reaction of our...More

    Reviewed 27 October 2017

    we were four couples the facilities are top notch, the food is amazing, the nature rids are very interesting. the location is great and the stuff is superb. this is a unique location - do not miss it!!

    Thank AM3108
    Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 7 November 2017

    Dear AM3108 Thank you for your positive review. I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Sean

    Reviewed 25 October 2017

    We arrived from Cape Town (a group of 13 from Texas), our bags were taken from the shuttle and quickly taken to our assigned rooms while we all had lunch in the Garden Lodge...where I immediately ordered the Pinot Noir which was so delicious several...More

    Thank 2fridad
    Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 27 October 2017

    Dear 2fridad We are all so humbled by your amazing review! It makes us want to stay at Grootbos too....oh, we work here... You certainly seem to have had an amazing time but that's guaranteed when you are in the hands of Jono and Clayton....More

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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
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    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • US$ 834 - US$ 1,603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 27
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    Response from happytraveler12015 | Reviewed this property |
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    Response from Chmalek | Reviewed this property |
    Yes they provide you with bottled water. Did not drink the tab water either. It's a wonderful place ! Charly
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